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Australian Ski Resort’s Best New Development 2021?

By   /  February 23, 2021  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Last weekend’s working bee at Mt Mawson Ski Field has gained National attention, following a year in which COVID meant that there was not a lot of good news coming out of Australia’s winter sports industry (not to mention the disastrous bushfires which destroyed much of the infrastructure at the Mt Selwyn resort in NSW […]

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A Great Day on the Mountain

By   /  February 22, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Sunday 21 February was cool and drizzly in Hobart, but it was a different story up at Mt Field. The carpark was full, the march flies and tourists were out in force, and it was a warm, sunny day – perfect for an STSA working bee. Firstly a big shout out to the large group […]

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Working bee this Sunday

By   /  February 18, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Committee held its first meeting for 2021 last night (Wednesday 17th February) at the St Andrews Church Hall in Hobart. It was great to be back in the room together (COVID -safe of course!) Thanks to Liz Koolhof for preparing the necessary documentation. After a no-go last season the Committee are looking forward […]

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STSA looking forward to 2021

By   /  November 24, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

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. […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Get-together Saturday 21st November

By   /  November 12, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

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 […]

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Not Quite Enough

By   /  August 6, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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 […]

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First Snow of the Season

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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 […]

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

By   /  July 10, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SKI PATROL NEWS  /  1 Comment

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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COVID-19 Update – Mt Mawson Ski Field June 2020

By   /  June 6, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

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 […]

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STSA April Working Bee Postponed

By   /  April 15, 2020  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

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 […]

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