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More fresh snow this week, but no banana!

By   /  18/07/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snowflake image

                    Oh our hopes were getting high… but no, there’s not quite enough snowfall to get the tows running this weekend. We are ever hopeful of course, well you just have to be in Tassie don’t you?   Hopefully this fall has set up a little base […]

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Snow Arrives

By   /  27/06/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Mt Mawson has received its first winter snowfall, with 20 cm of fresh snow falling since Thursday. The new snow fences have worked well to ensure maximum capture of snow on the lower slopes of the Mawson run. We’ve seen a big increase in hits on this website and it’s clear that everyone is keen […]

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Autumn Colour Near Lake Fenton

By   /  29/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Deciduous Beech (Nothofagus gunnii), Australia’s only winter deciduous tree. Photos taken late May (18/05/2014) road side below Lake Fenton. Up top near Robert Tarn it was 90% gone (dropped all leaves) but lower down it still had good colour.  

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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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