Working bee makes good progress – but plenty more to do!
An energetic group of volunteers turned up at the Mt Mawson Ski Field today for a good workout moving treated pine timber across to Uni Ski Tow for snow fence repairs. It was a beautiful day on the mountain, and excellent progress was made. The first big task was carrying the timber uphill and everyone […]Read More →
STSA Working Bee this weekend – Free Workout!
The STSA’s second summer working bee is on this weekend 22-23 February 2020, and there is plenty for everyone to do. Over recent years we have focussed our attention on Mawson Tow, but it is now time to turn our attention to the University Tow snow-fences. An audit of the Uni tow fencing was conducted […]Read More →
Summer work program begins at Mt Mawson
Finally the snow and weather cleared enough for the first STSA summer Working Bee to get underway on Saturday 14th December. It was a beautiful day up on the mountain, with large numbers of tourists out enjoying the mountain scenery. Many were using the new Public Day Shelter as the destination for their walk, and […]Read More →
Summer working bee postponed a week due to snow!
Last week we wrote “Now that the snow has melted it is time to turn our attention to the list of tasks needed to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for the next winter ski season. ” Well that was a bit premature wasn’t it? While large parts of NSW and Qld are affected by […]Read More →
First summer working bee on December 8th
Now that the snow has melted it is time to turn our attention to the list of tasks needed to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for the next winter ski season. The STSA Committee have agreed to hold a pre-Christmas working bee on Sunday 8th December 2019, and encourage volunteers to come along […]Read More →
STSA Committee set for 2020
There was snow on the ground again at Mt Mawson last week, when the volunteer committee members from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held the STSA Annual General Meeting at the Scots Church Museum in Hobart. The aim was to elect a new committee to manage the ski field for the coming year, as well […]Read More →
Native Plants for Mt Mawson
Friends of Mt Field are once again being busy helping establish the new public day shelter and environs at Mt Mawson. They did an excellent job helping Parks with the shade cloth put on the Mawson run to assist with grassy revegetation, and are now planning to work with Parks to plant local plants around […]Read More →
Mt Mawson Tows on hold this weekend
A bit like Incy Wincy spider, last night’s rain has just about washed the snow out. There is still a reasonable cover of spring snow allowing snow play at Mt Mawson, and with a warm sunny weekend forecast it will be delightful in the mountains. It is still possible to pick a track to ski […]Read More →
Is it dark at Mt Mawson?
The observant viewer of the web cam images may have noticed that it seems a little darker at Mt Mawson this week. Its actually not, but our webcam guru Ian Stewart has been working some behind-the-scenes magic with the webcams that help us to see what is going on at the ski field. One of […]Read More →
Escape the rain – go skiing at Mt Mawson!
The weather forecast for this weekend is a bit challenging, particularly for the East and South East, with significant rain forecast for Hobart and surrounding areas. However both the Bureau and Snowforecast.com are forecasting snow at the Mt Mawson Ski Field tonight and into tomorrow, with relatively light winds until it becomes colder on Sunday. […]Read More →