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Tourism facilities at Mt Mawson

By   /  26/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA President Peter Davis met with Premier and Minister for Tourism Will Hodgman MHA today to outline the case for improved visitor facilities in the Mt Field National Park. A key part of the discussion was the significant growth in visitor numbers to Mt Field (up to a new record of 162,000 visitors last calendar […]

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New Shadecloth at Mt Mawson to aid revegetation

By   /  23/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a busy day at Mt Field National Park, with lots of interstate and international tourists out enjoying the 23 degree temperatures. STSA President Peter Davis joined Friends of Mt Field Convenor Peter Franklin, Friends of Mt Field Volunteers and three Parks rangers to roll out and pin down new shadecloth on the lower […]

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Sunshine and Icy-poles

By   /  14/09/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A warm sunny weekend, and icypoles delivered by a generous member of the public, set the scene for a fun weekend of skiing, boarding and snow play at Mt Mawson on 12-13 September. While the temperature in Hobart reached a warm spring high of 24 C, lots of families made the trip up the Lake […]

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Triple Treat

By   /  30/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a big weekend at Mt Mawson with all three ski tows operating on Sunday. After a further 30 cm of fresh snow fell on Friday night and Saturday, the weather cleared to a blue sky stunner on Sunday. The Lake Dobson Road was open and clear to the carpark, and there was a […]

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A Mountain Transformed… Again!

By   /  29/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow image

30cm of snowfall since the last report and the mountain is again transformed. Get up here if you can, it’ll be worth it! As of 10am the road repot states; open to 4 wheel drives only and explicitly not to SUV or 2 wheel drives with chains. Road will be cleared later today. call the […]

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Great cover continues for Season 2015

By   /  23/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was another great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson this weekend, with excellent snow cover and both Uni and Mawson tows operating on both days. Saturday was a bit cloudy and drizzly, but on Sunday the temperatures dropped, the sun peeked through and the snow conditions were excellent. We even had a […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Operating This Weekend

By   /  21/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA Volunteers from the Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club have headed to Mt Mawson to operate the tows this weekend (22-23 August). There is still excellent cover on the slopes, with only slight impact from some light rain on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop again, with a top-up of light snow forecast for Saturday […]

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Seeing is Believing – New Cam is Online

By   /  18/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of many eyes

You may have noticed that we have a new Cam at the base of the Mawson run that now captures a broader view of the Mt Mawson vista. The wide-angle webcam (118 degrees field of view) encompasses the ski run and Mawson tow line, right across to the Mt Mawson peak and the Cornice area […]

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Stunning Opening to Ski Season 2015

By   /  10/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

It was a very successful opening weekend at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with still sunny conditions and plenty of fresh deep snow after the winter storms of the previous week. The Lake Dobson road was pretty challenging, with snow and ice meaning that the road was only open to 4WDs fitted with chains. Nonetheless a […]

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Hooray!

By   /  07/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A convoy of Oldina members made it safely to the top of Mt Mawson this evening. Yes there’s heaps of snow up here! We’ll be hard at work in the morning digging out the tow and rope and getting things running. Parks intend to have the road opened to the public in the morning. Sounds […]

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