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Snowy Day at Mt Mawson

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It was a cold grey Saturday in Hobart, but an exciting winter wonderland up at Mt Field National Park. A number of visitors made their way up onto the mountain to enjoy the snow and the magnificent mountain scenery – we even met some tourists who had come all the way from Nepal!

Visitors enjoying the snow at Mt Field National Park near the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter

Members of the Oldina Ski Club operated the Mawson Ski Tow in excellent snow conditions, allowing some great boarding and telemarking to be had. It snowed all day and was pretty windy up on top, so full winter gear was the order of the day.

Ski Patroller Katherine Davis with tow operator Karen Davis

Nevertheless a number of families with small children were able to enjoy tobogganing and snow play, before warming up again in the new public shelter.

Sidney and Lottie Bown enjoy a snow cave at Mt Mawson

The ski tows will be operating again tomorrow (Sunday 11th August) so come on up and enjoy classic Tasmanian winter downhill skiing and boarding – but remember to dress warmly!

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President, Southern Tasmanian Ski Association

Peter is currently President of the STSA, and a member of the Oldina Ski Club. He has been coming to Mt Field for many years, and is an intermediate skier who can get down most black runs, but without much style.

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