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Planning for 2015 Season

By   /  14/10/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Whilst 2014 was not a great snow season, that has not deterred STSA volunteers from thinking ahead to what can be improved for 2015. Planning is underway to complete the snow fence work undertaken last Summer, as it is clear that the fences provide an enhanced capture of snow when it does fall. We are […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Season 2014 gets underway

By   /  03/08/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

After the wild weather and storms of the past week it was a big effort by the volunteers of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association to get the tows running at Mt Mawson Ski Field to kick off Tasmania’s ski season in the South. After travelling to the mountain on Friday night a decision was made […]

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An awesome effort

By   /  19/05/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

A remarkable effort was put in by ten STSA volunteers on Sunday to get the Rodway tow ready for operation. The first challenge was getting two 250 m rolls of new rope out to the towline -this was accomplished by using two wheelbarrows, then a manual carry of the heavy rolls out to the start of […]

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Call for Rodway Crew

By   /  10/05/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

image of Rodway tow, Tasmania's steepest lifted run.

The Rodway Ski Tow is the steepest lifted run in Tasmania, and as such provides some of the best downhill skiing and boarding to be had in the State. It has a spectacular view over Lake Seal, and rivals New Zealand fields such as Ohau for its dramatic setting. STSA would like to be able […]

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Mawson Snow Fences Ready for Winter

By   /  22/04/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Mawson snow fence April14

Over the Easter break STSA volunteers put in a further three days of work to complete the repair of snow fences on the Mawson ski run. Peter Davis, Mark Underwood and Karen Davis demolished a damaged fence on the Saturday evening and then Peter, Karen, and Stephen and Elizabeth Webber built a new frame in […]

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April Working Bee

By   /  15/04/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

The second day of the April Working bee had two main focus areas – preparing the tows for operation, and completing the last couple of snow fence panels needing repair at the top of the Uni run. Ambrose Canning and Tim Metcalf (with good support from Karen Davis) did a stirling job of getting the […]

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Working Bee 12-13 April

By   /  31/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The last pre-winter working bee for this season will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April. Saturday 12th – plan is to repair damaged snow fence panels on Uni run, and if time permits, improve the strength and appearance of a couple of panels on the Mawson run. STSA has purchased some additional […]

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Snow Fence Work

By   /  17/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fence repair Mar 2014

With the completion of the first panel of new snow fences at Mt Mawson, attention has turned to repairing the older fences damaged by snow load and wind. The second day of the March working bee was cold and showery, but good progress was made on repairing damaged panels up the Mawson Run. Thanks to […]

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Mawson snow fences

By   /  15/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fence repair Mar 2014

Another very productive and enjoyable day on the mountain for a small band of STSA volunteers. The March working bee got underway at 10:00 am with Paul Vince, Peter and Karen Davis starting work on the bottom section of snow fence panels. They were soon joined by Rod Stolorz and Tony Oakes who had been […]

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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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