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Snow, No snow, Snow, No snow, Snow….

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Seems like this is the theme for this season. Heartbreaking to watch that last fall wash away, if only that had stuck around. We’re starting to build a base again, but it doesn’t look like there’s enough in this series of fronts to get things going. Oldina Ski Club is on roster this weekend and […]

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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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Great turnout for STSA Working Bee – all well spaced of course!

By   /  March 21, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held their March working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field today, and were rewarded with an excellent turn out of 19 keen volunteers. With so many other events cancelled at the present time everyone enjoyed their day on the mountain, and were pleased to be able to engage in […]

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STSA Working Bee on at Mt Mawson this weekend

By   /  March 18, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Committee of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association met this evening and agreed that the working bee scheduled for this weekend 21-22nd March 2020 will proceed as planned. There is plenty of work to do, and volunteers are encouraged to come up and enjoy the mountain air. With concerns about the impending corona virus it […]

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Great Team Effort at Mt Mawson Ski Field

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Sunday 23rd February was yet another stunning Summer’s day at Mt Field National Park – a perfect day for continuing the summer working bee tasks at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. A number of volunteers who had participated in the timber carry on the Saturday fronted up for more fun, and were joined by a […]

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Working bee makes good progress – but plenty more to do!

By   /  February 22, 2020  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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 […]

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STSA Working Bee this weekend – Free Workout!

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

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 […]

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