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It’s OPEN!

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

It was an historic day in the history of the Mt Mawson Ski Field at Mt Field National Park yesterday, when the Premier of Tasmania, The Honourable Will Hodgman MHA formally declared open the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter.It was a stunning day on the mountain with clear blue skies, little wind, and small pockets […]

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Nailed it!

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The sound of hammers was ringing out at Mt Mawson Ski Field on Saturday 16th March, as a small band of hardworking STSA volunteers worked on completing a couple of key snow fences ready for the ski season. The presence of fires to the West of Mt Field National Park meant that the Park remains […]

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March Working Bee on this Saturday

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Last night the Committee of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association met to plan arrangements for forthcoming working bees at Mt Mawson Ski Field – there is plenty to be done in preparation for this Winter! At present the Mt Field National Park is still closed for overnight stays and so the plan is to run […]

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STSA March Meeting to include rope splicing tutorial

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA’s normal monthly committee meeting will be held tomorrow evening (Wednesday 13th March), and will include a practical demonstration of end-to-end splicing of a section of tow rope. It would be good if each ski club had at least two representatives present, so that there is good transfer of knowledge (and because we know […]

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The Big Reveal

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  4 Comments

STSA and Friends of Mt Field turned out a football team of 21 volunteers for the big reveal of the new turf on Mawson Ski Run on Saturday. The grass was sown three years ago with seed collected from alpine grass species specifically for the purpose, and covered with shade cloth to enhance growing conditions […]

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We’re on! – Working Bee this Saturday

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The past few weeks have been a difficult time for PWS and Fire Service Officers battling the bushfires in the South West World heritage area, and it has been necessary to keep the alpine area of Mt Field National Park closed for a number of weeks as a safety precaution. As a result STSA’s last […]

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Working Bee for this Saturday postponed

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Parks have advised that the Mt Field National Park alpine areas are presently closed and will remain so at least until the middle of next week – depending of course on how the fire situation develops in the South West. Unfortunately this means that the STSA first working bee for 2019 which was scheduled for […]

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First 2019 working Bee planned for this Saturday

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The first STSA working bee for 2019 has been scheduled for this Saturday 19th January, with plenty of external tasks to be tackled in preparation for the 2019 snow season. The working bee has been reduced from two days to one day, as with the bush fires burning in the South West World Heritage area […]

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The Fagus is early this year

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It is great to see the continuing progress on completion of the new visitor facilities at Mt Mawson in the Mt Field National Park. Vos builders are continuing to work hard on completing the interior fit out, and this week observant web-cam watchers will have observed some brightly coloured sculptures appearing outside the building. These […]

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A Big Year Planned for 2019

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

  The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held on Wednesday evening, with the new committee elected ready for a big program of activity this Summer. The meetings have now shifted to the new venue of St Andrews Hall in Bathurst Street – thanks to Liz Koolhof for organising this excellent […]

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