Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mt Mawson at 1300 m altitude issued: 4 am21 Oct 2016 (local time)  
Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

Mild at first with light rain (total 4.0mm) on Fri morning followed by colder weather and light fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Fri morning, min -4°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the NW on Fri morning, light winds from the SW by Sun night).

Days 4-6 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Tue afternoon, min 1°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the NW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the WSW by Wed night).
Friday 21Saturday 22Sunday 23Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Wind (km/h)
60 WNW60
40 W40
10 SSW10
20 SSE20
25 S25
25 S25
15 SSW15
20 SSW20
10 SW10
15 W15
15 W15
45 WNW45
45 WNW45
70 NW70
65 WNW65
30 WNW30
25 W25
10 WSW10
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)15501300110012001200550105012501150145021002150240026002400225024001700
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 1300 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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