Friday, August 7, 2015

Going to Mt Field this weekend?

Image from the Mt Mawson snowcam around midday today.
THE Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife service reports that snow and tree clearing has continued up the Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field today, but the road will remain closed tonight.

Advice from road maintenance crews is that the road is planned to be open at 9am tomorrow (Saturday). All vehicles planning to drive up to the Lake Dobson car park may require chains due to extensive black ice.

Anyone planning on visiting should check www.police.tas.gov.au or ring the Mt Field ranger office on 6288 1149 for up to date conditions. Signs will also be in place to advise of road conditions and rangers will be controlling access to the road beyond the visitors centre.

Two-wheel-drive vehicles without chains will not be permitted beyond the visitor centre. All lower areas of the park are open.

Gordon River Rd beyond Maydena remains closed due to major tree and snow falls. Crews have been working on the road all week and it is likely to be closed until early next week.

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has provided the following information for anyone planning to head up to the Mawson ski field above Lake Dobson.

Q. How to buy ski tow tickets?
A. All tickets are sold on the mountain besides the ski tow. Cash only sales available.

Q. Can I hire ski/snowboards and gear up there?
A. There is no hire on the mountain.

Q. How do I get there, what's up there etc?
A. mtmawson.info/location/     mtmawson.info/about/      mtmawson.info/snow-cam/

Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Everything; food, water, equipment, clothing. There is a small shelter hut on the ski field and a toilet, that's it!

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