Southern Tasmania Ski Association
Mount Mawson is located within the Mount Field National Park about 1½ hours drive from Hobart in southern Tasmania. The ski areas are at an altitude of about 1250m and the area usually gets fairly consistent snow falls during winter resulting in sufficient cover for downhill skiing from mid July to mid September.
Mount Mawson is a small club field operated by the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association (STSA). The area is open to the general public for downhill skiing / snow boarding. The STSA is formed from members of the seven ski clubs that use the area, the Ski Club of Tasmania, Oldina Ski Club, Wellington Ski Club, Hobart Walking Club, Mount Mawson Ski Club, Alpine Club of Southern Tasmania, and the University Ski Club. Members of these ski clubs help to maintain and operate the tows.
There are three rope tows the Mawson, University, and Rodway tows. A beginers tow is currently under development. Rodway is located at the start of the Tarn shelf and is for the advanced skier. Mawson and University cater for the beginner through to the advanced skier. The snow cam on this site shows the Mawson tow line.
Tow belts for use with the rope tows are hired on the mountain, see below for prices. The tows are accessed from the Lake Dobson car park via a scenic 30 minute uphill walk through alpine forest. This can often be skied on the way home. Ski patrollers are on duty whenever the tows are operating.
There are numerous cross country skiing possibilities from Mount Mawson including the Rodway Range, the Tarn Shelf and Mount Field West. A number of public shelter huts are located in these areas.
TOW OPERATING TIMES are 10am to 4pm, on weekends, weather and snow conditions permitting. The tows do not currently run during the week. The tows will be operating during the school holidays.
Ski Hire And Food are not currently available on the mountain. Ski Gia in Hobart is the nearest ski hire.
A day shelter at the bottom of the slope is maintained by Parks.
The road from Russell falls up to Lake Dobson requires a snow plough to clear it after a good snow fall. Parks may be contacted on 03 6288 1319 for a Report On The Road Status
The images and information on this site are provided with the aim of making it easier for you to decide whether you will go skiing, snowboarding, walking etc at Mt Mawson. Please be responsible in your use of the park and remember to drive safely and thoughtfully to and from the Lake Dobson Car Park.