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Cold and misty at Mt Mawson for the March working bee


Conditions were just a little bleak up at Mt Mawson for the STSA’s March working bee held on Sunday 24th March, but this did not deter an enthusiastic band of volunteers from turning up to lend a hand to maintain the Mt Mawson Ski Field. It was very windy, very wet and pretty cold too, but excellent progress was made on jobs that have been deferred on sunnier days.


Karen Davis spent the day giving the Ski Patrol First Aid Room a thorough cleaning with a vinegar solution (as suggested by Liz Koolhof) and it is all now gleaming. Meanwhile a team including Craig Larsson, Mike Webber, Stephen Webber, Henry Webber, Peter Davis and Rudy Kloser worked to remove the old diesel tanks from the University Tow hut in preparation for removal from the mountain. It was a bit of a tetris puzzle to get the tanks out, but once they were removed there was suddenly a whole lot more space on the tow hut.


Working inside the University Tow Hut to remove the old diesel tanks


Stephen Webber, Michael Webber, Ambrose Canning and Rudy Kloser with the removed tanks


The new space has been put to use for racking timber for future snow fence construction, and the afternoon was spent carrying timber across to the new storage location (in steady rain!) The day then concluded with Craig, Ambrose, Rudy and Tim Metcalfe successfully test running both the Mawson and Uni tow motors.

Overall it was a very productive day (despite the weather), but we are all hoping for better weather for the next working bee! The next working bee is scheduled for the weekend of 20-21st April, with plans to complete repairs to the Uni Snow fences damaged in recent strong winds.




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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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  1. Craig Warhurst says:

    Looking great guys

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