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Snow is coming, and tows will be running this weekend

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Pandanus cloaked in snow on the track up to the Mt Mawson Ski Field

Patient skiers and snowboarders will be rewarded with snow forecast to fall to low levels in Southern Tasmania this weekend. After a good start to the season on 20 July there has only been limited snow to top up the good base, but that will all change this weekend with the Bureau forecasting snow to 500 metres on Saturday and Sunday. In fact some forecasters are predicting this to be the biggest winter snowfall for 2019.

Snow-forecast.com predicting good snow this evening and Saturday 10th August

Volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association’s Oldina Ski Club will be heading up to Mt Mawson Ski Field this evening to prepare for the arrival of visitors coming to potentially try out some “Tassie Powder”. The new public day shelter will once again show its value as a safe, warm refuge from the weather, but make sure you bring plenty of warm winter clothing as conditions are likely to be very cold and windy.

The Lake Dobson Road is likely to have snow on it, so drive carefully, and be prepared to fit snow chains to ensure a safe trip up the road. Road information can be found by calling 6288 1319.

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Peter Davis

President, Southern Tasmanian Ski Association

Peter is currently President of the STSA, and a member of the Oldina Ski Club. He has been coming to Mt Field for many years, and is an intermediate skier who can get down most black runs, but without much style.

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