Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mt Mawson at 1300 m altitude issued: 4 pm19 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski Australia - Tasmania

Mt Mawson Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 42.0mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 2°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Mt Mawson Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 7.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 1°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the NW on Sun night, severe gales from the W by Tue morning).
ThuFriday 20Saturday 21Sunday 22Monday 23Tuesday 24Wed
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
snow showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light rain
Wind (km/h)
15 ENE15
20 N20
15 ESE15
25 SW25
40 SW40
40 WSW40
30 W30
25 WNW25
45 WNW45
30 WNW30
30 NW30
35 NW35
30 NW30
65 WNW65
75 W75
65 WSW65
55 WSW55
40 W40
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Snow map
T aus snow sum20.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)270025502400225031003550340036503900380040003800420042501550155014503150
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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