The first signs of progress towards the long awaited Public Day Shelter at Mt Mawson Ski Field have appeared with the appearance of a builder’s shed on the site, and the relocation of the temporary day shelter and ski patrol shipping containers to make way for the new building.
STSA volunteers have been working hard to facilitate the new project, spending a day on the mountain a couple of weeks ago to remove the vestibule entranceway from the ski patrol container, and temporarily remove all the contents in preparation for the short move. On Saturday Liz Koolhof, Paul Vince and Craig Larsson from Mt Mawson Ski Patrol returned to the mountain to fit new shelves for Ski Patrol, and re-install the medical equipment needed to support the coming season’s winter activities. They also took the opportunity to give the container a “Spring clean”.
As the photos show the vestibules providing protection from rain and snow ingress into the entrances of the two containers are yet to be fitted, but with the addition of these improvements, and re-connection of the power and telephone the Mt Mawson Ski Field will be ready for operations in Winter 2017.
Seeing some progress on site towards the construction of the new Day Shelter is very pleasing. There is no doubt all users of the ski field, plus bushwalkers and visitors seeking shelter from Tasmania’s variable mountain weather are looking forward to this being the last winter in the temporary shipping container facilities. Stay tuned for further updates on progress towards the new public facilities at Mt Mawson.