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Avalanche Potential This Weekend

By   /  07/09/2017  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

Heavy accumulations on top of a freeze/thaw layer formed at the beginning of this snowfall cycle may lead to unstable conditions. Those heading outside of the ski area boundary are advised to use caution and to do a proper assessment of the snow pack before skiing/boarding the steeper slopes. Steeper areas like the Mawson cornice, […]

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Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference are now open!

By   /  03/05/2017  /  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 helping to shape the […]

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ASPA Advanced Emergency Care Course

By   /  16/03/2017  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

The Australian Ski Patrol Association will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care Course for ski patrollers in Tasmania this year. The course will be held over two weekends: 13-14 May in Launceston, and 20-21 May in Hobart. The course is essential for maintaining skilled ski patrollers for the Mt Mawson and Ben Lomond Ski Fields, […]

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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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Great Seeing You Out the Back – Timely Warning on Hazards

By   /  21/08/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  3 Comments

image of the danger area

Many of us like to get beyond the ski area boundary and enjoy the pleasures of the backcountry when we’re visiting Mt Mawson. I’ve observed people in some dangerous locations since the opening of the ski season, so this post is a reminder to be aware of the Ski Area Boundaries and the dangers that are present in the […]

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Snow and Alpine Safety Resource

By   /  25/06/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

snowsafe web site logo

Liz spotted this great website and passed it on to me. It’s focused on snow & alpine activity safety for Australian resorts. snowsafe.org.au       Topics covered include: First-Timers Guide Downloads for Schools & Clubs Equipment Checklist Driving in the Snow Environmental Care Gear Resorts Information Videos + More

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UTAS – Expedition Medicine Short Courses

By   /  12/05/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

These eight day intensive and practical residential courses are now being offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division and TasTAFE as stand-alone courses or as an elective unit as part of the Remote and Polar Health stream of our Master of Public Health program. Both courses provide both theoretical […]

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Ski Patrollers Wanted

By   /  27/02/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

Hi fellow Mt Field skiers. It is that time of the year to start thinking about the onset of Winter! If you have ever thought of becoming a Ski Patroller and pursuing a job in the ski industry now is the time to get on board and join in a course. The Australian Ski Patrol […]

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Ski Patrol Training

By   /  16/02/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

The Australian Ski Patrol Association is the recognised peak body for ski patroller training in Australia, and will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care course in Tasmania in March 2015. The  course is specifically designed for ski patrollers and seeks to develop strong knowledge and skills, focused on the management of a wide range of possible first […]

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Avalanche warning

By   /  26/08/2013  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

image of the Overview of the Mount Mawson cornice

The eastern side of the Golden Stairs has formed a significant cornice. One portion has broken away and caused a slide. As well as the obvious danger area on the left side of the picture and the actual slide area, the section back towards the Mawson tow (right side), at the edge of Gollum’s Gully, […]

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