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Sunshine and Icy-poles

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A spectacular day - Mt Mawson Golden Stairs

A spectacular day – Mt Mawson Golden Stairs


A warm sunny weekend, and icypoles delivered by a generous member of the public, set the scene for a fun weekend of skiing, boarding and snow play at Mt Mawson on 12-13 September. While the temperature in Hobart reached a warm spring high of 24 C, lots of families made the trip up the Lake Dobson Road to make the most of the good snow cover that still remains after a record cold Winter.

STSA Volunteers from the Oldina Ski Club operated both Uni and Mawson Tows, and were well supported by members of the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol. Whilst the snow is receding from exposed areas, the protection provided by the new snow fences meant that it was still possible to ski the full length of both runs, there is still a good deep snow cover on the upper part of the mountain. The sunny weather meant T shirts were the order of the day, and people using the tows ranged from experienced snow-boarders, to telemark skiers and a number of people trying out skiing and boarding for the first time. A classic day in the Tasmanian mountains.

Broad River Valley from Mt Mawson

Broad River Valley from Mt Mawson

Skiing Uni run - September 13, 2015

Skiing Uni run – September 13, 2015

Telemarking Mawson style - September 13, 2015

Telemarking Mawson style

End of another great day in the TWWHA at Mt Mawson

End of another great day in the TWWHA at Mt Mawson

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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 Comment

  1. grant parker says:

    Hello peter and karin.its being a pleasure to have met u both this season ur a lovley couple.many many thanks for all the hard work youve put into mt field over the years.look foward to skiing anx working with u next season.please let me know regarding working bees as id love to b apart of it.my mob number is 0413449241.takecare and have a wonderful summer

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