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The Prettiest Ski Field in Australia

By   /  April 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  It was a spectacular day up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today for the final STSA working bee prior to the Winter snow. The mist swirled about, and periodic flashes of sun threw the landscape into sharp relief. There were large numbers of people viewing the colours of the deciduous beech on the Tarn […]

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April Working Bee, Fagus and Sausage Sizzle

By   /  April 20, 2022  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

  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   /  March 17, 2022  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Beginners Tow

By   /  February 27, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Saturday 26th February dawned fine and sunny at Mt Mawson Ski Field – perfect weather for another day of productive working bee activity (and a nice escape from the East Coast drizzle). STSA Committee Members Craig Larsson, Ambrose Canning and Paul Vince were joined by a team of enthusiastic volunteers including Rod Stolorz, Michael Potter, […]

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Low Key Working Bee this Saturday

By   /  February 24, 2022  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Skifield Summer

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Mt Mawson skifield is a beautiful place to be no matter what the time of year, and this weekend the first STSA summer working bee for 2022 was held in what could only be described as beach weather! The last of the scoparia were still in flower, the alpine pools on the Mawson plateau […]

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STSA AGM – Let’s hope for more snow next year!

By   /  November 30, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held last week, with a strong turnout of members from the ski clubs who operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field. There was a good deal of enthusiasm and positivity, despite the fact that Mt Mawson has now experienced two very difficult years with little […]

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We did it! Great day in the snow at Mt Mawson

By   /  September 26, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

After much anticipation Sunday 26th September dawned with a beautiful blue sky and snow well down the Lake Dobson Road. A big crowd of snow enthusiasts headed for the ski field, and were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day and the prospect of a rare Spring ski after an unseasonally warm winter.   After a […]

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Spring Skiing is ON – tows to run tomorrow!

By   /  September 25, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

There have been quite a few skiers and boarders trying out the fresh snow up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today and enjoying a rare Spring ski. This has enabled the STSA volunteers on site to get a good look at the snow conditions, and they have made the call that there is just enough […]

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The Waiting Game

By   /  September 24, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The forecast snow has started falling at Mt Mawson Ski field in Mt Field National Park, and it won’t be long before the landscape is once again transformed with a beautiful white cover. It is going to be spectacular in the mountains, and there is no doubt lots of people will wish to enjoy the […]

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