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Great progress at STSA March Working Bee

By   /  March 22, 2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The forecast fine weather turned up, and so did a good turnout of volunteers for our March working bee. We had helpers from Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, Oldina Ski Club, Mt Mawson Ski Club, the Ski Club of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Snowboarders. It was a very enjoyable weekend, and lots was achieved to […]

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Call for Public Shelter and Interpretative Facility

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Mount Mawson Ski Field is situated in the Mount Field National Park, which is now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Government has called for comments on the management plan for the TWWHA, and the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has provided a detailed submission. A copy of the submission can […]

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Fine weather forecast for this weekend’s working bee

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA has the third of its Summer 2015 working bees on this weekend (21-22 March 2015). There are plenty of tasks to help us get ready for the 2015 snow season, including carting timber slats to the top of the Mawson Run to complete a snow fence panel, painting the Rodway motor hut, and […]

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Ski Patrollers Wanted

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

Hi fellow Mt Field skiers. It is that time of the year to start thinking about the onset of Winter! If you have ever thought of becoming a Ski Patroller and pursuing a job in the ski industry now is the time to get on board and join in a course. The Australian Ski Patrol […]

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Rodway sparkles

By   /  February 21, 2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a magnificent day in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area at Mt Field National Park today – temperatures in the high 20s, clear blue sky, light winds and lots of people out enjoying the park (despite the pesky March flies). Our STSA volunteers worked on two separate projects in the sunshine – repainting the […]

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Ski Patrol Training

By   /  February 16, 2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  2 Comments

The Australian Ski Patrol Association is the recognised peak body for ski patroller training in Australia, and will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care course in Tasmania in March 2015. The  course is specifically designed for ski patrollers and seeks to develop strong knowledge and skills, focused on the management of a wide range of possible first […]

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February Working Bee Reminder

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The next STSA Working Bee will be on Saturday 21st February. As a few of our key volunteers are unavailable we have decided to shorten this working bee to Saturday only, leaving people free to enjoy other summer activities on the Sunday. Our work plan to prepare the ski field for the 2015 season is […]

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Snow Catchers

By   /  November 23, 2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A small but enthusiastic band of volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania and Oldina Ski Club turned out to help with snow fence improvement work at Mt Mawson Ski Field on the weekend. On Saturday morning the Davis family, Ambrose Canning and Michael Wadsley were greeted with strong winds and periodic rain showers, but […]

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Working Bee Notice

By   /  October 18, 2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

Last Summer our STSA volunteers did a fantastic job building new snow fences to improve the retention of snow at the Mt Mawson ski field. It was the first big investment in this type of infrastructure for many years, and whilst we did not get a lot of snow in Winter 2014 there is no […]

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Planning for 2015 Season

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Whilst 2014 was not a great snow season, that has not deterred STSA volunteers from thinking ahead to what can be improved for 2015. Planning is underway to complete the snow fence work undertaken last Summer, as it is clear that the fences provide an enhanced capture of snow when it does fall. We are […]

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