Mount Mawson

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Mount Mawson
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Top of Mawson Run
Top of Mawson Run
Location Mount Mawson, Mount Field
Nearest city Hobart
Coordinates 42°40′53″S 146°35′08″E / 42.68139°S 146.58556°E / -42.68139; 146.58556 (Mount Mawson)
Top elevation 1320m
Base elevation 1250m
Runs 5
Lift system 4 rope tows
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Mount Mawson is situated in the Mount Field National Park in Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is located approximately 89 kilometres north west of Hobart and 232 kilometres from Launceston by road. Mount Mawson's summit rises to an altitude of 1,320 metres above sea level; the lower of the two mountains with downhill ski facilities in the State.


Much of Tasmania is subject to at least occasional winter snows.

The Mount Mawson ski area was established as a club skifield in 1958 and is run by the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association.[1]

It is situated at around 1250m AHD with four ski tows about a 20 minute walk from the car park.

Mawson has three lifts: 2 intermediate rope tows and a third steep incline rope tow accessing steep terrain. A small amount of club accommodation is available and there are some self-catering huts in the National Park.[2]

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