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Working Bee this Sunday 19th April

By   /  16/04/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The last of the main STSA Working Bees for Summer 2015 is scheduled for this Sunday 18th April. Unfortunately the weather forecast isn’t the best, with snow forecast to 600 metres elevation. Still it will be good practice for the coming Winter – just make sure you bring your winter gear along (coats, thermals, mits […]

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Great progress at STSA March Working Bee

By   /  22/03/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The forecast fine weather turned up, and so did a good turnout of volunteers for our March working bee. We had helpers from Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, Oldina Ski Club, Mt Mawson Ski Club, the Ski Club of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Snowboarders. It was a very enjoyable weekend, and lots was achieved to […]

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Fine weather forecast for this weekend’s working bee

By   /  18/03/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA has the third of its Summer 2015 working bees on this weekend (21-22 March 2015). There are plenty of tasks to help us get ready for the 2015 snow season, including carting timber slats to the top of the Mawson Run to complete a snow fence panel, painting the Rodway motor hut, and […]

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February Working Bee Reminder

By   /  12/02/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The next STSA Working Bee will be on Saturday 21st February. As a few of our key volunteers are unavailable we have decided to shorten this working bee to Saturday only, leaving people free to enjoy other summer activities on the Sunday. Our work plan to prepare the ski field for the 2015 season is […]

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STSA Annual General Meeting

By   /  10/12/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Annual General Meeting was held on 26th November, with the following people being elected to lead the organisation for the 2015 season: President: Peter Davis Vice President: Ambrose Canning Treasurer: Antal Hanke Secretary: George Brettingham-Moore Ski Patrol Convener: Andrew Davey Ski Patrol Secretary: Liz Caldwell-Koolhof Tow Convener: Ambrose Canning The meeting received a […]

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STSA Notice of AGM

By   /  31/10/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Annual General Meeting of the STSA will be held at 8pm on Wednesday the 26th of November 2014. Venue is the Hobart Baptist Hall, 284 Elisabeth St, Hobart. Anyone interested is most welcome to attend. Note that this date is the fourth Wednesday of November, rather than the third we usually pick due to scheduling conflicts. […]

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Working Bee Notice

By   /  18/10/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

Last Summer our STSA volunteers did a fantastic job building new snow fences to improve the retention of snow at the Mt Mawson ski field. It was the first big investment in this type of infrastructure for many years, and whilst we did not get a lot of snow in Winter 2014 there is no […]

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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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