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Slope Work

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Report from our roving President, Peter Davis:

Work is underway to improve the lower section of the Mt Mawson ski tow. The work is being undertaken for PWS by the same excavator driver who so skillfully removed Sitzmark Lodge earlier this year.

image of the bottom of Mawson run

Before works

The work involves the removal of the two piles of rock and spoil left over from previous works a number of years ago, and the creation of a flat loading area at the base of the tow.

image of Slope work under way

During works

The removal of the rock piles has improved the amenity and safety of the slope by removing the infamous “Mawson chute”, and the new loading area will make it easier for snowboarders and beginner skiers to access the rope tow.

image of remediation works

Remediation begins

The plan is to cover the disturbed area with fabric, and then to sow it with alpine grass in the Spring. A big thanks to Brendan Moody, Mark Pharaoh and Peter Mooney from Parks who have arranged this work in response to requests from STSA for improved facilities at the Mt Mawson ski field.

Peter Davis
President STSA

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About the author

Bishwa Oakes

Editor in Chief - Website Wrangler

I've been involved with Mt Mawson since 1990 as a volunteer and I'm a member of the Oldina Ski club. I'm into skiing, a bit of snow boarding, snow shoeing and I'm partial to taking the odd photo.


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    • Bishwa Oakes Bish says:

      Hi Mike, thanks but unfortunately I’m still unable to use your plugin at this stage. These views are just pulling in the latest shot from each cam in html (so no history available as hoped for with your plugin). The theme developer has agreed to look at updating his code so that your plugin works, but it’s in the future. I’ll let you know when (if) this happens and I’d be happy for you use the implementation as an example. Cheers Bishwa

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