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Midway though the first month of Spring, and it seems that Winter is not done with us yet. The weather forecast for this week includes two separate dumps of snow – and if we are lucky there might even be enough snow to run the ski tows at Mt Mawson this season after all.

Snow is forecast at Mt Field for both the beginning and end of this week – from www.snow-forecast.com


Although the “official” ski season is past, there are lots of enthusiastic skiers and boarders keen to get a few turns in, particularly after two disappointing seasons. Accordingly STSA volunteers have rallied around, and are ready to go if the snow conditions permit. The first possibility would be for an unusual midweek opening this Wednesday, but if the snow base has not yet built up enough the second burst of snow forecast for Friday might do the trick.

Quite a number of visitors are up at Lake Dobson today enjoying the fresh snow, which has continued to fall throughout the day. The road has been ploughed,  although it is only accessible for 4WDs with chains at the moment.


Lake Dobson Road 20 Sep 2021


The low snowfall has once again transformed the landscape into a winter wonderland, an amazing contrast to the Derwent Valley only a short drive below.

A Christmas tree at Lake Dobson?


Lake Dobson 20 Sep 2021


Toboggans and snow shoes on the Jeep trail

We will make a call on whether skiing will be offered this Wednesday after an on-the-slope assessment tomorrow morning, and will also provide updates via this blog and website if the Mt Mawson Ski Tows will be running this weekend.

And apologies for the low resolution images – produced from the ski field using a 3G connection in a blizzard!



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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.


  1. Lisa says:

    Any news yet? We’re looking to come down from Qld if ur opening but I have to get the skis sorted and chains hired (just got the storage wax on).

    • Avatar photo Peter Davis says:

      We’ll have to wait till Friday to see how much base has remained for the new snow to fall on – we need a decent base to ensure skiers can safely ski the slope- particularly when we have nice fluffy powder snow on top!

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