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Ready to Go – Now we just need Snow!

By   2 months ago

Despite being cold and foggy in the Derwent Valley it was a beautiful sunny day up at the Mt Mawson Ski Field today – perfect for conducting training and running final checks for the 2024 Ski Season. All of the STSA Ski Clubs were represented at the training – capably presented by Ambrose Canning, Craig […]

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Autumn Stunner

By   3 months ago

Saturday April 20th was a stunning Tasmanian Autumn day, warm, sunny and calm. Lots of people decided it was a perfect day to spend at Mt Field National Park and before long the Lake Dobson carpark was filled to overflowing.         It was also a perfect day for the Southern Tasmanian Ski […]

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April 20th Working Bee at Mt Mawson

By   3 months ago

  The turning of the fagus (deciduous beech) reminds us that Autumn has arrived, and also that it is time for the STSA April working bee. The STSA Committee met last night, and although as always there are plenty of tasks to be completed it was agreed that this weekend we will run just a […]

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Wild and Woolly!

By   4 months ago

  Conditions were just a little bleak up at Mt Mawson for the STSA’s March working bee held on Sunday 24th March, but this did not deter an enthusiastic band of volunteers from turning up to lend a hand to maintain the Mt Mawson Ski Field. It was very windy, very wet and pretty cold […]

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STSA Working Bee deferred to Sunday 24th March

By   4 months ago

  Now that there is a bit of an Autumn chill in the air, enthusiasm is building for the coming ski season at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The STSA Committee met this evening to undertake planning for this weekend’s working bee, but it was realised a number of the STSA stalwart volunteers are not […]

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Snacks and Snowballs

By   10 months ago

A couple of the STSA crew are on the mountain and planning to open the ticket office for snacks, later  tomorrow morning. If you’re tossing a few snowballs around, go and say hi and grab a drink and snack.

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Mt Mawson in the news

By   11 months ago

The Mt Mawson Ski Field featured on the ABC TV news this week as part of a story about the impacts of climate change on ski fields in Australia. Everyone is having a hard time, and in the absence of snow making facilities we are very dependent on natural snow fall. With an El-Nino forming, […]

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Snow cams and infrastructure donation

By   12 months ago

So far it has been a warm winter! But if you have been monitoring the snow cams it has been possible to get a few good turns in 😊. Here is hoping the coming months provide more snow! The changing climate is putting an added strain on our finances and every dollar can make a […]

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    Mt Mawson in the news

    By   11 months ago

    The Mt Mawson Ski Field featured on the ABC TV news this week as part of a story about the impacts of climate change on ski fields in Australia. Everyone is having a hard time, and in the absence of snow making facilities we are very dependent on natural snow fall. With an El-Nino forming, […]

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    Snow cams and infrastructure donation

    By   12 months ago

    So far it has been a warm winter! But if you have been monitoring the snow cams it has been possible to get a few good turns in 😊. Here is hoping the coming months provide more snow! The changing climate is putting an added strain on our finances and every dollar can make a […]

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    Skiing on hold – Snow report 25 June 2022

    By   2 years ago

    We have all been keenly watching the snow cameras at Mt Mawson Ski Field to see how well the snow pack is holding up during a spell of warmer weather, as well as monitoring the BOM website to see when the next snow will arrive. STSA volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania have been […]

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    Snow is falling and settling

    By   3 years ago

    2.20 pm Sunday. We’ll guys the snow has come up here. Lovely blizzard conditions and fat flakes falling and settling at Oldina.

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    First snowfall for 2021

    By   3 years ago

    The cold Southerly blast across Tasmania today (Sunday 11 April) brought snow to low levels, and whilst visitors had trouble accessing the snow at Kunyani Mt Wellington that was not the case at Mt Field. In fact there was so much snow a number of cars got stuck in the Dobson car park and had […]

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

    By   5 years 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 […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 2nd August

    By   5 years 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.

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    Snow Report – Friday 26th July

    By   5 years 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 […]

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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      Tow Training This Weekend

      By   2 months ago

        As the winter chill sets in it is time to make sure that our volunteers are all ready and trained to operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field once the snow arrives. The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association (STSA) is therefore running a training session this Saturday 25th May for all STSA Clubs and anyone who […]

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      STSA Working Bee deferred to Sunday 24th March

      By   4 months ago

        Now that there is a bit of an Autumn chill in the air, enthusiasm is building for the coming ski season at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The STSA Committee met this evening to undertake planning for this weekend’s working bee, but it was realised a number of the STSA stalwart volunteers are not […]

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      STSA Working Bee this Weekend

      By   1 year ago

        As advised previously, this weekend (22-23 April) the STSA will be conducting a final pre-season working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The timing has been picked to allow volunteers to undertake a few hours work on the ski field, prior to viewing the colours of the fagus (deciduous beech) on the Tarn […]

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      Save the Date for the next STSA Working Bee

      By   1 year ago

      Mt Mawson Skiers, Boarders and Outdoor enthusiasts. Save the date, the next STSA working bee is planned for the 22nd to 23rd April with details to follow closer to the time Great time to get some fresh air with like-minded enthusiasts, help prepare for the snow season, see the “Fagus” turning and enjoy a Barbeque. […]

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      Mt Mawson snow fence working bee this Saturday 19 Nov

      By   2 years ago

      This weekend will see the first working bee at Mt Mawson Ski Field to commence construction of new snow fences supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund grant. The weather is looking a bit bleak for Sunday, so the STSA Committee have decided to get things underway with a one day working bee this Saturday 19th […]

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      April Working Bee, Fagus and Sausage Sizzle

      By   2 years ago

        The STSA will be holding its final pre-season working bee this Saturday 24th April.  Due to budget limitations there will not be a lot of construction work, but there will still be plenty of jobs to help prepare the ski field for the coming winter season. Craig Larsson will be organising the volunteers, and […]

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      STSA March Working Bee Postponed to April

      By   2 years ago

      The STSA Working Bee scheduled for this weekend (19-20 March 2022) has been postponed till Saturday April 23rd. There are a number of STSA club working bees on this weekend, and so there will still be some work going on behind the scenes, but in view of STSA’s limited funds for capital works, and the […]

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      Low Key Working Bee this Saturday

      By   2 years ago

      The STSA has been quietly working away over the summer making sure the Mt Mawson Ski Field is all ready to go for the Winter 2022 season. After two difficult years of Covid and no snow (meaning almost no income) it has been necessary to cut back on the work program to conserve capital. Also […]

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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Your chance to become a ski patroller 🙂

        By   2 years ago

            Being a member of the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol is a great way to be involved in the ski field, with the benefits of keeping the public safe, and gaining valuable qualifications for yourself which are recognised world-wide. With the intervention of the pandemic it has been several years since the Australian Ski […]

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        Snowsafe

        By   2 years ago

        With snow falling around the state and excitement building for some fun in the snow, Ski Patroller Paul Vince forwarded this timely and helpful link: snowsafe.org.au Time and time again we see visitors to Mount Mawson arriving poorly equipped and unaware of the dangers inherent to the mountains. With some basic knowledge and preparation, you […]

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

        By   4 years 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 […]

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

        By   5 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 […]

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        Great Job by Ski Patrol

        By   6 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 […]

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        So long, farewell

        By   7 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 […]

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        Avalanche Potential This Weekend

        By   7 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, […]

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

        By   7 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 […]

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          Alpine Odyssey Film Screening

          By   4 days ago

            15 July – Hobart, Dechaineux Theatre Alpine Odyssey, a film by Ivan Hexter, tells the story of my winter 2022 journey along the 700km length of the Australian Alps, a journey I first undertook 27 years ago. The 50-day traverse also had me skiing at each of the dozen mainland Australian snow resorts en route. It was […]

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          Snow Gear

          By   2 years ago

          Looking for snow gear to purchase or hire or perhaps tuning for your skis or snowboard? Martin at Launceston Surf & Surf & Snow can help you out. “On the retail side of things we stock all clothing, snowboards, skis, boots, poles, snow travel bags, waxes, tuning tools, gloves, goggles, helmets, pretty much anything you […]

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          Warner Canyon

          warner canyon

          By   2 years ago

          While it’s across the world, and also has a chair lift and groomer, Warner Canyon in Oregon is still surprisingly like Mt Mawson. A local ski hill run with dedication and loved by volunteers and locals alike.

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          Appetiser

          By   4 years 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

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          What Goes Down, Must Go Up!

          By   4 years 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 […]

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          Watch found

          By   5 years 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.

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          Gas Fitter Wanted

          By   5 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 […]

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          Stocks With a History – Lost

          By   6 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 […]

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            Fagus – 2022

            By   2 years ago

            Photos of Tarn Shelf Fagus 2022 by Rob Stewart (Mt Mawson Ski Club)          

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            The Unique Nut Cracker

            nut cracker

            By   3 years ago

            Do the Nut Cracker! by Klaaske Greenwood https://www.klaaske.com.au/

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            Photos from Weekend 8-9th September

            By   6 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”.

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            Photos from Weekend 1st -2nd September

            By   6 years ago

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

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            Photos from 25-26th August Weekend

            By   6 years ago

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

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            Mad About Mawson

            By   6 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 […]

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            National publicity for Mt Mawson Ski Field

            By   6 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 […]

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            Floral Display at Mt Mawson

            By   7 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 […]

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