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Community Action Action

By   /  December 11, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Its remarkable what can be achieved when a group of dedicated volunteers get together for a common purpose. That was certainly the case on Saturday 10th December when 13 STSA volunteers met up at the Mt Mawson Ski Field to tackle the next phase of building snow fences funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund Community […]

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Working Bee on this Saturday!

By   /  December 5, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The forecast for this Saturday (10th December) is looking good, and so the STSA has decided to run another single day snow fence working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. This will continue the construction of new snow fences supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund Community Action Grant, which is an important project to […]

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A Great Team!

By   /  November 19, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was the first Summer working bee for the STSA, held in November for the first time to get an early start on the important snow fence project supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund. The project involves building some replacement snow fences in the gully between the Mawson and Uni runs, to improve the skiing […]

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STSA Awarded 2022 Community Action Grant

By   /  November 7, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Community Action Grant by the Tasmanian Community Fund for a project “Snow Fences to enhance snow cover at Mt Field”. The Tasmanian Community Fund accepted 49 applications requesting $1.65 million in this round, and after careful consideration of each application, […]

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A Flash of Sun

By   /  June 18, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The second weekend of the ski season in Southern Tasmania is well underway at Mt Mawson with excellent snow conditions still present after last weekend’s big blizzard. Whilst it was raining in the morning in Hobart Mt Mawson remained dry all day, and a good crowd of enthusiastic skiers and boarders made the most of […]

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June Long Weekend Ski Fun

By   /  June 14, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

There has been a lot of media discussion about the extremely cold conditions and strong winds affecting Tasmanian over the June long weekend, but it did not deter the volunteers from the Mawson Ski Club who put in a huge effort to prepare the ski tows for an early-season start to the ski season in […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Opens with a blast

By   /  June 12, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The ski tows at Mt Mawson Ski Field opened today after a massive effort from the volunteers from Mt Mawson Ski Club to excavate and de-ice the tows. The volunteers spent Saturday digging out the tow line and lifting pulleys in full-on blizzard conditions, and then on Sunday morning turned to the huge task of […]

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Ski Season to Open this June long weekend

By   /  June 9, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Well an early Antarctic blast has arrived in Tasmania, with a gradual build up of excellent quality, wind-packed snow on the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The weather forecast is somewhat extreme, but the volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club plan to assemble on the mountain this weekend to have a go at getting the […]

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Snowsafe

By   /  June 5, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

With snow falling around the state and excitement building for some fun in the snow, Ski Patroller Paul Vince forwarded this timely and helpful link: snowsafe.org.au Time and time again we see visitors to Mount Mawson arriving poorly equipped and unaware of the dangers inherent to the mountains. With some basic knowledge and preparation, you […]

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Tow Managers Training

By   /  June 3, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A small band of dedicated folks gathered on Mt Mawson last Saturday in the near-freezing (1-degree) and drizzling conditions. Our task was to review the tow operating procedures in anticipation of the ski season. Both Mawson and Uni tows were set up and run, complete with running the ropeways.             […]

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