It’s been a frustrating winter season for snow enthusiasts in Southern Tasmania, as whilst there have been regular snowfalls they have been interspersed with quite warm weather. In fact the Bureau of Meteorology have confirmed that the winter season just completed was the warmest in 31 years, and the second warmest since records were begun! There is definitely evidence of global warming affecting the ski season in Tasmania, but our volunteers who maintain the ski field at Mt Mawson are as keen as ever. Watching the webcam and dreaming of those great runs is a popular pastime….
Which is why I wanted to post these webcam shots of the Mt Mawson Ski field taken this weekend. We are well into Spring, and yet the Tasmanian weather keeps tempting us with brief moments of spectacular fresh snow. Some lucky skiers managed some fresh tracks down the Mawson run, on a day when snow fell to 600 m.
And the public day shelter at the ski field looked fantastic in the late afternoon light. A lovely picture to lighten the day of those stuck in lockdown in NSW, Victoria and the ACT – we are certainly very lucky to live in Tasmania.