Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mt Mawson at 1230 m altitude issued: 4 am29 Oct 2016 (local time)  
Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 3.0mm) on Sun morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Sat afternoon, min -3°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sat morning, severe gales from the NNW by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Tue morning. Becoming milder with moderate rain (total 16.0mm) heaviest on Thu morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Thu morning, min -4°C on Tue night). Mainly gales.
Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1Wednesday 2Thursday 3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
Wind (km/h)
10 N10
10 NNW10
60 N60
85 NNW85
75 WNW75
70 W70
55 W55
60 W60
60 WNW60
45 WNW45
55 WNW55
55 WSW55
55 WSW55
45 WSW45
55 W55
55 W55
50 WSW50
45 WSW45
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)2300260031502900155085011501200135014001350900100011501600180017502150
Mt Mawson freezing level scale
snowy slopeMt Mawson freezing level

Other resorts in Australia - Tasmania are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mt Mawson at the specific elevation of 1230 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mt Mawson. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Australia.

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Visitor Reviews of Mt Mawson

Jamie from Australia writes:

Mawson is worth a look when there is decent snow. It has a character that is missing from all other Australian resorts. Its snowfalls are unpredictable, but when wet/cold systems go through it can snow and accumulate heaps.

The runs are not groomed. University is green, Mawson run is blue, Rodway most definitly black, the right side of Rodway Tow is double black. Some inexperienced skiers may have difficulty coping with Mawson, unless the snow cover was quite extensive and they can handle the novelty of the nutcrackers. Rodway is the best run in Tas, and the unpatrolled run down the Golden Stairs (back to the car) is exhilerating.

That said people who can cope with skiing Mawson, its moguls, the obstacles, turn on a dime whilst carving, etc., can become very very good skiers. But it needs good snow, this seems to be becoming the exception rather than the rule.
Mawson usually gets going first (needs 60 cm of snow), then Uni (needs (60-90 cm), then Rodway. Rodway didn't run in 2007, it needs about a metre of snow, most of it is actually bushes (not rocks) so it does flatten down. Rodway has to have trained volunteers to run it, if it does go, it usually operates for about 3-4 hours plus a lunch break (this is unique to Mawson), which is enough to make you well and truly stuffed, remember no queues, just going up and down.

In the right snow conditions, with all tows running, Mawson is a great place, but you need to go when its there.

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