MOUNTAIN NEWS View All →

STSA looking forward to 2021

By   5 days ago

The summer season at Mt Mawson has kicked off in fine style with working bees and meetings held on the mountain to prepare the ski field for the 2021 season. On the 13th of November Peter Davis and Peter Burnett headed up the mountain to undertake a review of the STSA’s remote solar power system. […]

Read More →

Mt Mawson Ski Field Get-together Saturday 21st November

By   2 weeks ago

After a disappointing snow season in 2020 (on top of a pandemic and various other things!) the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has decided to hold a working bee, its Annual General Meeting and social get together up at Mt Mawson on Saturday 21st November. This will be a great opportunity for ski and mountain enthusiasts […]

Read More →

Snow, No snow, Snow, No snow, Snow….

By   3 months ago

Seems like this is the theme for this season. Heartbreaking to watch that last fall wash away, if only that had stuck around. We’re starting to build a base again, but it doesn’t look like there’s enough in this series of fronts to get things going. Oldina Ski Club is on roster this weekend and […]

Read More →

Not Quite Enough

By   4 months ago

After the icy blast across Tasmania this week everyone was waiting on tenterhooks for the ice to melt off the snow camera at Mt Mawson Ski Field to give us all a good look at the slope. Just before 3 pm Thursday the image cleared, to reveal a stunning snow-covered scene. Whilst there is a […]

Read More →

First Snow of the Season

By   4 months ago

Its been a bit late coming, but it may be that Mt Mawson now has the beginnings of a base for snow buildup this season. For the past few weeks we have had big blocking highs sitting over Tasmania, producing beautiful calm, cold weather – but no snow. That changed today when a SW change […]

Read More →

COVID-19 Plan Prepared – Mt Mawson Ski Field Update July 2020

By   5 months ago

As outlined in our last update the STSA has been monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, and assessing whether it will be possible to operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field this winter. The current situation in Tasmania is reasonably reassuring (unlike Victoria!) and so STSA has prepared a COVID-19 Safety Plan to guide how we […]

Read More →

COVID-19 Update – Mt Mawson Ski Field June 2020

By   6 months ago

We have all been watching developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with great concern, and considering how it impacts on our ability to operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field safely this winter. The Mt Mawson Ski Field is operated entirely by volunteers, and their safety, and the safety of the public using the ski tows is […]

Read More →

Great turnout for STSA Working Bee – all well spaced of course!

By   8 months ago

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held their March working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field today, and were rewarded with an excellent turn out of 19 keen volunteers. With so many other events cancelled at the present time everyone enjoyed their day on the mountain, and were pleased to be able to engage in […]

Read More →

    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Sun or snow? Tows to run this weekend at Mt Mawson

    By   1 year ago

    Volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania have arrived at the Mt Mawson Ski Field to undertake an on-field assessment of the snow conditions, and have agreed to again offer skiing to the public at Mt Mawson this weekend 17-18 August. The warm conditions during the week have shrunk the trails down the hill in […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Friday 2nd August

    By   1 year ago

    It’s a quickly moving feast, this snow forecasting. We have a solid base up on the mountain still and the now forecasted snow to 600 meters tomorrow, should make for another fun weekend. There’s the potential for 5-10cm. Snow showers clearing Sunday. Then looking ahead we have a more significant dump coming during next week.

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Friday 26th July

    By   1 year ago

    Well it’s been one of those up again down again type of weeks as far as snow fall is concerned. The end result is that there’s still a decent snow pack to enjoy this weekend. The forecast is for snow above 1000 meters (Lake Dobson level) on both Saturday and Sunday, if that eventuates it’ll […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Friday 19th July

    By   1 year ago

    After a period of good snow falls, a rain event, then a couple a small top up snowfalls, the snow pack should be well consolidated into a very good base with a nice topping of fresh. Looks like those of you visiting the mountain this weekend will be in for a relatively clear day tomorrow […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Sunday 16th September

    By   2 years ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Sunday 16th September Report Location: On Mountain Resort Status: Closed – On Standby Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 8cm Snow Depth: 40cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Snow Cover: Average Forecast: Still snowing, Snow above 400M today Comments: 8cm […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Saturday 15th September

    By   2 years ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Saturday 15th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed – On Standby Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 0 cm Snow Depth: 35 cm Snow Conditions: Rain effected Snow Cover: Poor cover Forecast: Snow above 300M this […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Sunday 9th September

    By   2 years ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Sunday 9th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 2 cm Snow Depth: 50 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh, snowing Snow Cover: Average to good Forecast: Snow showers above 1100 […]

    Read More →

    Snow Report – Saturday 8th September

    By   2 years ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Saturday 8th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 0 cm Snow Depth: 50 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover Forecast: Chance of a shower or two Spring conditions, currently […]

    Read More →

      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      STSA looking forward to 2021

      By   5 days ago

      The summer season at Mt Mawson has kicked off in fine style with working bees and meetings held on the mountain to prepare the ski field for the 2021 season. On the 13th of November Peter Davis and Peter Burnett headed up the mountain to undertake a review of the STSA’s remote solar power system. […]

      Read More →

      Mt Mawson Ski Field Get-together Saturday 21st November

      By   2 weeks ago

      After a disappointing snow season in 2020 (on top of a pandemic and various other things!) the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has decided to hold a working bee, its Annual General Meeting and social get together up at Mt Mawson on Saturday 21st November. This will be a great opportunity for ski and mountain enthusiasts […]

      Read More →

      Web Site Interest

      By   4 months ago

      With all the snow around and the promise of good skiing and boarding to come, the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association’s web site mtmawson.info is receiving a lot of traffic. Yesterday’s (Wed 4th Aug.) views topped out at 4,040. That comprises 1,650 unique visitors. Below is a break down of what our users are looking at. […]

      Read More →

      STSA April Working Bee Postponed

      By   8 months ago

      As all followers of skiing in Tasmania will be aware, all of Tasmania’s national parks and reserves have been closed since March 26th as part of the government’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 through our community. As a result the STSA working bee at Mt Mawson originally scheduled for this weekend has been […]

      Read More →

      STSA Committee set for 2020

      By   1 year ago

      There was snow on the ground again at Mt Mawson last week, when the volunteer committee members from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held the STSA Annual General Meeting at the Scots Church Museum in Hobart. The aim was to elect a new committee to manage the ski field for the coming year, as well […]

      Read More →

      Is it dark at Mt Mawson?

      By   1 year ago

      The observant viewer of the web cam images may have noticed that it seems a little darker at Mt Mawson this week. Its actually not, but our webcam guru Ian Stewart has been working some behind-the-scenes magic with the webcams that help us to see what is going on at the ski field. One of […]

      Read More →

      Belts Are In

      By   2 years ago

      Classic Tasmanian Autumn weather greeted the volunteers who travelled up to Mt Mawson on the weekend of 18-19 May to help out at the STSA May Working Bee. The new Day Shelter facility was a hive of activity as work continued to get everything ready for the coming snow season. Volunteers from the Mount Mawson […]

      Read More →

      Working Bee at Mt Mawson This Weekend

      By   2 years ago

      As the weather closes in, and the scent of Winter is in the air the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is conducting a late season working bee this Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th May) to try to finalise preparations for the Winter 2019 ski season before the snow arrives. Fortunately the weather forecast for this […]

      Read More →

        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        COVID-19 Plan Prepared – Mt Mawson Ski Field Update July 2020

        By   5 months ago

        As outlined in our last update the STSA has been monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, and assessing whether it will be possible to operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field this winter. The current situation in Tasmania is reasonably reassuring (unlike Victoria!) and so STSA has prepared a COVID-19 Safety Plan to guide how we […]

        Read More →

        Mt Mawson Ski Patrollers – Help set up the new First Aid Room

        By   2 years ago

        The Mount Mawson Ski Patrol fill an essential role to allow skiing and boarding to occur at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in the Mt Field National Park. All patrollers are highly qualified, and complete Australian Ski Patrol Association training to become certified to provide first aid in the challenging mountain environment. The Ski Patrol […]

        Read More →

        Great Job by Ski Patrol

        By   2 years ago

        The opening of the 2018 Season saw a good turn out of experienced Mt Mawson Ski Patrollers to support the public having their first ski on the Mt Mawson Ski Field this season. It was also the first opportunity to test out the new First Aid Room in the Mt Mawson Day Shelter. Whilst not […]

        Read More →

        So long, farewell

        By   3 years ago

        The end of the era of the “temporary” ski patrol container at Mt Mawson Ski Field has finally arrived. After persevering with sub-standard first aid facilities for a number of years, it is great to know that progress is being made with construction of the new facility, and that the Ski Patrol Container will not […]

        Read More →

        Avalanche Potential This Weekend

        By   3 years ago

        Heavy accumulations on top of a freeze/thaw layer formed at the beginning of this snowfall cycle may lead to unstable conditions. Those heading outside of the ski area boundary are advised to use caution and to do a proper assessment of the snow pack before skiing/boarding the steeper slopes. Steeper areas like the Mawson cornice, […]

        Read More →

        Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference are now open!

        By   4 years ago

        Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in helping to shape the […]

        Read More →

        ASPA Advanced Emergency Care Course

        By   4 years ago

        The Australian Ski Patrol Association will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care Course for ski patrollers in Tasmania this year. The course will be held over two weekends: 13-14 May in Launceston, and 20-21 May in Hobart. The course is essential for maintaining skilled ski patrollers for the Mt Mawson and Ben Lomond Ski Fields, […]

        Read More →

        Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 17+18 June 2017

        By   4 years ago

                Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in […]

        Read More →

          OTHER NEWS View All →

          Appetiser

          By   7 months ago

          Here’s a link to a relaxing aerial video to whet your appetite. Taken by Gary, the Wandering Foxbat, winter 2018. Look up his channel on YouTube, he has a bunch of great aerial videos from all around Tasmania. https://youtu.be/mmQDwh1mLiQ

          Read More →

          What Goes Down, Must Go Up!

          By   8 months ago

          The Colorado Sun has an interesting article outlining large sales of back country gear. With ski resort closures due to Covid-19 concerns across the US, retailers are seeing a big spike in gear sales. Seems like people are still keen to keep skiing, so they’re investing in AT (Alpine Touring) equipment. And if it’s one […]

          Read More →

          Watch found

          By   1 year ago

          Volunteers from the STSA running the ski tows at Mt Mawson on Sunday have found a very nice Nixon watch. If this is yours, let us know and we will make arrangements to reunite you with your missing timepiece.

          Read More →

          Gas Fitter Wanted

          By   2 years ago

          As part of fitting out the new Mt Mawson Day shelter for the coming season STSA wishes to install two small gas heaters, and a gas hob to enable to volunteers operating the ticket office to be warm and able to prepare hot drinks. The gas lines have been installed by Parks, but we need […]

          Read More →

          Stocks With a History – Lost

          By   2 years ago

          Long time denizen of Mt Mawson, Nick Truchanas, has lost his favorite retro stocks. Loosing a pair of old stocks normally wouldn’t be of concern, you can usually pick up a set from this era at garage sales for a few dollars. However in this case, their nature belies their provenance and true value. Nick’s […]

          Read More →

          SkiGia Pop Up Shop

          By   2 years ago

          SkiGia is selling off stock at a pop up shop.             See their Facebook page for more details and the location: https://www.facebook.com/events/503973010038608/?ti=icl SKIGIA Pop Up Shop – Now Open! SKIGIA’s Pop Up Shop opens today at 12noon!! 4 days only… Thursday 2nd August – 12-5pm Friday 3rd August – 10am-5pm Saturday […]

          Read More →

          Snow Chain Hire?

          Snow chains image

          By   2 years ago

          With the demise of SkiGia in Hobart, I’m getting enquiries about snow chain hire in the south and I don’t know of any alternatives. Do you know of anywhere in the south that hires chains? Please comment below if you do.  

          Read More →

          Creative Repurposing Award

          By   3 years ago

          Tassie is one of those places where creative people abound. The Creative Repurposing Award for last weekend goes to the person who produced these snow shoe tracks out the back! I’d love to see them, send in a pic if it’s you? Update: Identified! There’s even a video, great mate!

          Read More →

            YOUR PHOTOS View All →

            Photos from Weekend 8-9th September

            By   2 years ago

            More pics from Paul Di Benedetto from last weekend. “Another great day on the Mountain. Plenty of ‘Style Masters’ showing how it’s done”.

            Read More →

            Photos from Weekend 1st -2nd September

            By   2 years ago

            A few more pics from Paul Di Benedetto from last weekend, thank again paul!

            Read More →

            Photos from 25-26th August Weekend

            By   2 years ago

            Here are few pics from Paul Di Benedetto from the weekend, thanks Paul.

            Read More →

            Mad About Mawson

            By   3 years ago

              The latest edition of Australia and New Zealand’s leading glossy snow sports magazine Snow Action has just hit the shelves, and as promised it features three great articles about skiing in Tasmania. The shots of skiing the Golden Stairs at Mt Mawson are spectacular (as good as Japan!) and the images and story about […]

            Read More →

            National publicity for Mt Mawson Ski Field

            By   3 years ago

            Snow Action (described as “Australia’s #1 Ski Magazine”) is planning to publish a feature on skiing in Tasmania for its April issue. The aim is to encourage visitors to come and check out Tassie in winter. If you have some great shots of skiing, boarding or touring at Mt Mawson Ski Field or out in […]

            Read More →

            Floral Display at Mt Mawson

            By   4 years ago

            The contrast between winter and summer in the Tasmanian mountains is quite remarkable, and this season has been no exception. The alpine areas of the Mt Field National Park have been a garden of colour, with the Richea Scoparia in particular putting on a spectacular display. Peter Davis took these shots on the Mawson Alpine […]

            Read More →

            Field Days – Australian Geographic feature

            By   5 years ago

            The May-June issue of Australian Geographic features a wonderful article by Ian Connellan and Gail Maccallum showcasing the Mt Field National Park. Some of the great photos used in the article can be accessed here The article features members of the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol who were operating the […]

            Read More →

            Home, Home on the Range….

            By   5 years ago

            Lachlan Webber enjoying the view and some simple pleasures out on the Range.

            Read More →