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Rodway Tow ready for action

By   /  19/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A big effort was put in on Sunday to get a new rope out to the Rodway Tow to get it ready for operation for the 2014 season – see details under STSA News below. A brand new 500 m rope was successfully installed, as well as new electrics for the safety gate at the top […]

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BOM Long Range Outlook

By   /  01/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Wetter than average outlook for May to June period

The Bureau of Meteorology outlook indicates that a wetter than normal season is more likely for the southern two-thirds of WA and the far southeast of Australia (inc. Tas) for the May to July period. The Mt Field-Mt Mawson area has a 55-60% chance of exceeding the median rainfall for the May – July 2014 […]

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Easter at Mt Field

By   /  22/04/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Easter break at Mt Field has seen lots of visitors to the mountain, enjoying atmospheric misty weather, rain, wind, calm and even a dusting of snow. STSA volunteers could be seen completing the work on the Mawson snow fences, whilst walkers and photographers enjoyed the beauty of the Tarn Shelf and beyond. The fagus […]

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Great Turn Out

By   /  12/04/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Deb Terry & Eve Winter

Whilst it was grey and drizzly in Hobart, it was a beautiful day at Mt Mawson – sunny, calm and quiet. Conditions were ideal for the first day of our April working bee, and we had a great turn out of volunteers to work on preparing for the 2014 ski season. STSA delivered an extra […]

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Proposed Alpine Visitors Centre

By   /  12/03/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

image of Proposed Alpine Visitors Centre

The STSA has developed some ideas for a new Alpine Visitors Centre / Day Shelter at Mt Mawson to replace the old Sitzmark lodge which was condemned and then subsequently demolished in Summer 2013. The proposal has been presented to the key political parties and the Tourism Industry Council, in the hope that Government funding […]

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New Snow Fences

By   /  16/02/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The first 10 panels of new snow fences at Mt Mawson were completed this weekend – due to the great efforts of our STSA volunteers. Oldina Ski Club and the Ski Club of Tasmania were well represented, and everyone worked hard to get the fences tied down, and the balance of slats added. It was […]

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February Working Bee

By   /  11/02/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Our second working bee to progress the construction of the new snow fences on the Mawson Run is to be held this weekend – 15 and 16 February. The focus will be on tying down the fences to ensure they can withstand high winds. Once this is complete we will be able to complete the […]

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November Working Bee – Day 2

By   /  25/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

New Snow Fence construction- Nov 2013

After a big day on Saturday, Paul Vince, Stephen Webber, Fred Koolhof and the Davis family were joined by George Brettingham-Moore, Adrian Brettingham Moore and Kay Sigrist to continue the construction of snow fences adjacent to the Mawson run. The misty weather from Saturday was replaced with dry conditions, but with strong winds which saw […]

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November Working Bee – Day 1

By   /  23/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Stephen Webber -snow fence builder

  A very successful working bee was held at Mt Mawson today. The STSA is building new snow fences to improve the holding of snow on the lower slopes of the Mawson Run, and although it was a misty, damp day that did not dampen the enthusiasm of our band of volunteers who worked all […]

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Snow Fence Working Bee

By   /  09/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fences at Mt Mawson

STSA has purchased timber to erect some additional snow fences at Mt Mawson to improve snow retention, particularly on the lower part of the Mawson Run. The materials will be delivered to the mountain on Friday 22 November, ready for a working bee on Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November. This is the first […]

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