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Stocks With a History – Lost

By   /  17/09/2018  /  OTHER NEWS  /  3 Comments

Long time denizen of Mt Mawson, Nick Truchanas, has lost his favorite retro stocks. Loosing a pair of old stocks normally wouldn’t be of concern, you can usually pick up a set from this era at garage sales for a few dollars. However in this case, their nature belies their provenance and true value. Nick’s […]

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SkiGia Pop Up Shop

By   /  02/08/2018  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

SkiGia is selling off stock at a pop up shop.             See their Facebook page for more details and the location: https://www.facebook.com/events/503973010038608/?ti=icl SKIGIA Pop Up Shop – Now Open! SKIGIA’s Pop Up Shop opens today at 12noon!! 4 days only… Thursday 2nd August – 12-5pm Friday 3rd August – 10am-5pm Saturday […]

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Snow Chain Hire?

By   /  27/06/2018  /  OTHER NEWS  /  2 Comments

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With the demise of SkiGia in Hobart, I’m getting enquiries about snow chain hire in the south and I don’t know of any alternatives. Do you know of anywhere in the south that hires chains? Please comment below if you do.  

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Creative Repurposing Award

By   /  13/09/2017  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

Tassie is one of those places where creative people abound. The Creative Repurposing Award for last weekend goes to the person who produced these snow shoe tracks out the back! I’d love to see them, send in a pic if it’s you? Update: Identified! There’s even a video, great mate!

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Lost Ring – UPDATE, It’s found!

By   /  08/07/2017  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

One of the club members has lost his wedding ring while tobogganing on the jeep trail immediately up from the gate at Lake Dobson. If you’re up there, please keep an eye out for it and if you find it, contact me via the website and I’ll put you in touch.

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Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 17+18 June 2017

By   /  17/02/2017  /  OTHER NEWS, SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

        Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in […]

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2016 Tour of Tasmania

By   /  26/09/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

The Spirit of Tasmania Tour of Tasmania is held across five gruelling days through some of the most picturesque countryside anywhere in the world. This year will see the Tour based in Northern Tasmania, which will provide a great mix of spectacular views and tough hill climbs along with some potentially unpredictable weather. It’s sure […]

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Mountain Seasons Slide Show

By   /  08/08/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

For those that enjoy great images of the mountains, Grant Dixon, mountaineer and wilderness photographer is putting on a slide show this Thursday evening for the Tasmanian National Parks Association covering the Canadian Arctic, NZ Fiordland, Hokkaido and Tasmania. Details are as follows: 6:30 pm, Thursday 11th August 2016 Arts Lecture Theatre University of Tasmania, […]

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Standing up for the snow

By   /  26/04/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

At Mt Mawson Ski Field we use snow fences to break the wind and capture the snow on the ski runs, so ensuring we maximise the opportunities for the enjoyment of downhill skiing and boarding when the snow does arrive. The trouble is the fences only work if they are standing up, and so on […]

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Centenary of Tasmanian Parks

By   /  01/04/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

This year marks 100 years since the Mt Field National Park was formed, and 90 years since the Ski Club of Tasmania commenced skiing at the Twilight Tarn Hut. The STSA is still going strong, more than 50 years after the first downhill ski tows were installed at Mt Mawson Ski Field. There are a […]

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