Sunday, August 30, 2015

Snow impresses, shame about the facilities

Snowboarding action this weekend.
A SPECTACULAR weekend of skiing at Mt Field National Park has served to further reinforce the need for visitor facilities at the ski field, Southern Tasmanian Ski Association president Peter Davis reports. "It was a big weekend at Mt Mawson with all three ski tows operating on Sunday," Dr Davis writes on the Mt Mawson blog.

"After a further 30cm of fresh snow fell on Friday night and Saturday, the weather cleared to a blue sky stunner on Sunday. The Lake Dobson Rd was open and clear to the car park, and there was a big crowd of people out enjoying the beautiful scenery, great snow cover and warm sunshine."

Dr Davis said the 2015 season continued to be spectacular, with excellent snow coverage across all the ski runs. "Visitors from interstate, the UK, South Africa, France, the US, New Zealand and from as far away as Brazil have joined locals to ski Tasmania's only southern ski field. Most are impressed with the spectacular mountain scenery, and surprised or disappointed that there are no visitor facilities commensurate with the expectations of this popular World Heritage destination," he said.

ABC News recently reported on the primitive facilities at Mt Mawson, which can be seen here.

More photos from this weekend's action at Mt Mawson can be seen here.

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