Mt Mawson Trip Reports


PK Sawd
31/8/18 - 10:00am
Shamefully, I didn't ski down that gully. Even more shamefully, there were loads of much better covered gullies I also did not ski. But this is the curse of the day trip. You can only fit a certain number of things into the time given. Also, I'm on a promise to be circumspect when I'm skiing alone so I don't drop in unless I have someone else around me. What I really needed was to be camping up there and at leisure to just cruise around checking out all the skiable lines. I'd so love to do that but didn't feel I could justify the time on this occasion.
30/8/18 - 7:14pm
Rockhopping redefined!!
30/8/18 - 6:43pm
2nd pic, ski tips looking ovet the edge? You did drop that line a shred the light fantastic did you not.
30/8/18 - 5:49pm
Great photos. Well done for getting out there and into it. Some terrain!
30/8/18 - 5:20pm
PK Sawd: I am sooooo unproductive at work right now............head is still in the hills.
This is not a problem.
PK Sawd
30/8/18 - 1:25pm
I am sooooo unproductive at work right now............head is still in the hills.
30/8/18 - 1:24pm
A million likes.
PK Sawd
30/8/18 - 12:49pm
Your wish is my command.
30/8/18 - 12:32pm
PK Sawd:
Need I say more? .
more pics will do! :)
mick chopps
30/8/18 - 12:30pm
Fuck yes!
PK Sawd
30/8/18 - 12:22pm
Need I say more? This was yesterday arvo on the way back from Mt Field West on full cover all the way.
mick chopps
20/8/18 - 3:56pm
PK Sawd: And right on cue a mate invites me up to Ben Lomond for Wednesday.......... Never skied there before.
They have a shit tone of snow at the moment from what Iíve seen on the socials. Enjoy the drive up the hill, looks a hairy one!
PK Sawd
20/8/18 - 3:55pm
And right on cue a mate invites me up to Ben Lomond for Wednesday.......... Never skied there before.
PK Sawd
20/8/18 - 2:46pm
It's got a roof on now and they had it open for people to use on the weekend though it is still not quite finished. They've done a good job with it. I was up there Saturday and although the cover was not as extensive on the summit plateau as my visit last season the snow quality was good and cold and was drifting in nicely into the gullies. We had no trouble skiing around following the track to the junction with the Seal Lake lookout and from there to Rodway hut and environs. Good lines were had down the Rodway tow (not running - is it ever these days?) and down to Jackson tarn. The latter has a bit of a cornice you can drop in from and good snow in the upper bowl. I skied all the way down to the tarn and didn't have to work particularly hard to find a rock-free line. A terrific day out. It has remained cold and been snowy in the days following so right now is a good time to be up there. Wednesday looks like being the first sunny day after all those days of snow. Get out among it.
16/4/18 - 5:34pm
New public shelter being built
From FB
21/9/17 - 4:09pm
We will be talking about it hallowed terms in our dotage.
21/9/17 - 8:23am
Such a fantastic season all round for Australian snow lovers. All hail 2017!!
14/8/17 - 10:51am
Excellent work by the crew on the mountain to get Mawson tow operating in good time on Sunday but a pity Stornoway were so slow getting the road cleared and there were only a couple of people to enjoy the fresh. They must've been getting paid by the hour because it was the most pathetic effort at clearing the road I've seen in my 11 years of visiting. They absolutely milked all they could get out of if. The bloke that used to drive the old plough would clear more snow that that in little over an hour and now it takes 3 blokes with 2 ploughs over 4 hours. And that's not including the time it took to get the engineer in and assess the damaged road.
4/8/17 - 8:08pm
Thanks Bish. I hope a nice strong cover of alpine grass eventuates.
mick chopps
4/8/17 - 7:22pm
Bish: Hi guys, I manage the web site and do the snow reports there. Also I've just taken over updating the snow report for Mt Mawson this season. I noticed a few questions here and I thought I'd address the latest ones as best I can. For up to date news and articles, webcams etc, then please go to our primary site: Link There's also a contact form on our web site, if you have any specific questions I can usually respond within a day or so. . The issue is that as soon as people start packing it down, it exposes all the rocks and bushes on the main run. We came close a while back, I was up there and walked a couple of runs, but even that was a marginal cover at best. It's been a frustrating non-season to date with small falls followed by rain events that wind back any small gains we make. I've been up recently and the snow drift is weird near the top of the run. It hasn't filled in that hole up there as it usually does (that last snow came from a more southerly direction and it lays it on the slope differently). Yes we have members, from each respective rostered club, monitoring the situation closely before each weekend and we're all as keen as anything to get rolling. Each of the clubs is rostered on to run the tows on their designated weekend. The tow manager for the club in question, consults with the ski patrollers rostered on for that weekend and a decision is made whether to run or not. In order to run, it has to be; a. safe and b.likely to last at least a full day's operation (we have to be fair to the public and not over represent the conditions up there). Yes the tender process is finalised, contractors have been appointed and some preparation work has already taken place. There are two articles on our website that that may be of interest: 1. Link 2. Link Have a look at this article on our website: Link Fingers and toes crossed for a decent fall over the next few days.... All the best Bishwa Oldina Ski Club STSA Web Site Wrangler
Thanks Bush! I'll be sure to have a read and pass that info onto my old man who I'm sure will be interested.

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