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 Shelf, and many stopped in at the Mt Mawson Day Shelter on the way home for a coffee and chat with the STSA volunteers.
We had a good turn-out of volunteers to help with jobs around the ski field, and the working bee team made great progress on a task that has been ongoing for several years – completing the removal of some dangerous protruding rocks above the Mawson ski loading area.
Paul Vince worked on improving the receiver set up for the ski patrol radios; Rod Stolorz and Michael Potter worked on tidying the Uni tow; Craig Larsson did a great clean out of the Mawson Tow Hut, and Annette Levis did a great job of keeping everyone fuelled up with hot drinks.
After a very enjoyable sausage sizzle the team headed off to Rodway Tow hut with additional first aid equipment for ski patrol, and tools to further tidy the tow motor hut interior. The day concluded with a stroll onto the Tarn Shelf to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Mt Field alpine region.
Once again it was a great community day out on the Mt Mawson Ski Field. We encourage more people to get involved to help STSA keep the ski field running – and of course make sure you come up for a ski with us once the snow arrives!