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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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Still a Chance…

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

Midway though the first month of Spring, and it seems that Winter is not done with us yet. The weather forecast for this week includes two separate dumps of snow – and if we are lucky there might even be enough snow to run the ski tows at Mt Mawson this season after all.   […]

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Spring Snowfall

By   /  September 13, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It’s been a frustrating winter season for snow enthusiasts in Southern Tasmania, as whilst there have been regular snowfalls they have been interspersed with quite warm weather. In fact the Bureau of Meteorology have confirmed that the winter season just completed was the warmest in 31 years, and the second warmest since records were begun! […]

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Just Not Enough! (Facebook repost)

By   /  August 29, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Plenty of Tasmanians have been doing snow dances to get the ski season underway, and with Covid closing all ski fields on mainland Australia and in New Zealand we were all hoping that Mt Mawson might have the unique distinction of being the ski resort open in Australasia this weekend. Unfortunately this season the weather […]

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Just not enough!

By   /  August 28, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Plenty of Tasmanians have been doing snow dances to get the ski season underway, and with Covid closing all ski fields on mainland Australia and in New Zealand we were all hoping that Mt Mawson might have the unique distinction of being the ski resort open in Australasia this weekend. Unfortunately this season the weather […]

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Rodway Run

By   /  July 12, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A very stable period of high pressure systems centred over Tasmania has lead to some beautiful sunny days, and some very low temperatures. No precipitation to get our ski season underway, but great weather for being on the mountain. Accordingly an enthusiastic band of STSA volunteers headed up to Mt Mawson on Sunday 11th July […]

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Autumn Tones

By   /  May 2, 2021  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

With a continuation of superb Autumn weather there was a big crowd of visitors to Mt Field National Park over the weekend to view the last of the fagus display for 2021. STSA volunteers also headed out to Rodway, but their focus was on improving the appearance of the Rodway tow hut.   Volunteers Liz […]

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Joined Up

By   /  April 30, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

Significant progress was made today towards getting the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for the coming winter, with the completion of the outstanding splice to complete the new rope on the University Tow. A dedicated team took advantage of the beautiful Autumn weather to travel to Mt Field to splice the Uni rope, as well […]

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First snowfall for 2021

By   /  April 11, 2021  /  MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT  /  12 Comments

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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Learning the Ropes

By   /  March 23, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Beautiful autumn weather provided perfect conditions for the second day of STSA’s March working bee at Mt Mawson. A good turn out of enthusiastic volunteers meant that good progress was made on replacing the damaged Uni rope tow – thanks to all those who answered the call out for assistance. Master splicer Julian Oakes lead […]

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