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The STSA Committee held its first meeting for 2021 last night (Wednesday 17th February) at the St Andrews Church Hall in Hobart. It was great to be back in the room together (COVID -safe of course!) Thanks to Liz Koolhof for preparing the necessary documentation. After a no-go last season the Committee are looking forward to a much more positive 2021, but with limited funds will have to be very cautious in managing maintenance expenditure this year.

The first working bee of this year will be held this Sunday 21st February, with the main focus being on replacing a couple of bays of old hardwood snow fencing on the Uni run which have seen better days. This will involve removing the old timber, carrying up replacement timber and assembling the new tripods and frames. Craig Larsson has arranged a trailer load of materials, but will definitely need help unloading it all!

Old hardwood panels on Uni Snow Fence due for replacement Feb 2021

Uni Snow Fence in need of repair

Tim Metcalf is also keen to lead a team to work on the Rodway Tow hut which is in urgent need of sanding back and repainting. There is also the need to continue the process of carrying back redundant gear from the Rodway hut as part of our general clean up.

So as always, volunteers are sought to assist STSA with maintaining and preparing the Mt Mawson Ski Field for the coming season. If you would like to help out please be at the Lake Dobson Gate at 10 am on Sunday.

Future working bees will be held on the weekend of 20-21 March, and a Tow Managers training day is scheduled for Saturday 24th April.

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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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