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Standing up for the snow

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At Mt Mawson Ski Field we use snow fences to break the wind and capture the snow on the ski runs, so ensuring we maximise the opportunities for the enjoyment of downhill skiing and boarding when the snow does arrive. The trouble is the fences only work if they are standing up, and so on Anzac Day Peter and Karen Davis tackled a couple of damaged snow fence panels on the Uni run which had collapsed under the weight of snow last season.

Where to start? Damaged snow fence on the Uni run

Where to start? Damaged snow fence on the Uni run

Peter and Karen’s efforts were noted by many walkers who were heading out to enjoy the fagus on the tarn shelf, and at the end of the day – success! The Uni snow fence is now ready to do its work when the winter snows arrive….

The Uni snow fence looking much more respectable - four hours later!

The Uni snow fence looking much more respectable – four hours later!

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  • Published: 1 year ago on 26/04/2016
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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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