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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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The Prettiest Ski Field in Australia

By   /  April 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  It was a spectacular day up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today for the final STSA working bee prior to the Winter snow. The mist swirled about, and periodic flashes of sun threw the landscape into sharp relief. There were large numbers of people viewing the colours of the deciduous beech on the Tarn […]

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Beginners Tow

By   /  February 27, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Saturday 26th February dawned fine and sunny at Mt Mawson Ski Field – perfect weather for another day of productive working bee activity (and a nice escape from the East Coast drizzle). STSA Committee Members Craig Larsson, Ambrose Canning and Paul Vince were joined by a team of enthusiastic volunteers including Rod Stolorz, Michael Potter, […]

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Skifield Summer

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Mt Mawson skifield is a beautiful place to be no matter what the time of year, and this weekend the first STSA summer working bee for 2022 was held in what could only be described as beach weather! The last of the scoparia were still in flower, the alpine pools on the Mawson plateau […]

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STSA AGM – Let’s hope for more snow next year!

By   /  November 30, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held last week, with a strong turnout of members from the ski clubs who operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field. There was a good deal of enthusiasm and positivity, despite the fact that Mt Mawson has now experienced two very difficult years with little […]

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We did it! Great day in the snow at Mt Mawson

By   /  September 26, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

After much anticipation Sunday 26th September dawned with a beautiful blue sky and snow well down the Lake Dobson Road. A big crowd of snow enthusiasts headed for the ski field, and were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day and the prospect of a rare Spring ski after an unseasonally warm winter.   After a […]

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Spring Skiing is ON – tows to run tomorrow!

By   /  September 25, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

There have been quite a few skiers and boarders trying out the fresh snow up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today and enjoying a rare Spring ski. This has enabled the STSA volunteers on site to get a good look at the snow conditions, and they have made the call that there is just enough […]

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TasPow

By   /  September 25, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Minus temperatures and fresh snowfall = happy faces this morning! Real powder snow is a rarity on Mt Mawson due to our lower altitudes a relatively warmer conditions. However, this mornings -3 temps combined with fresh snow produced some lovely, silky powder runs down the more protected Jeep Trail.

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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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