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
Top elevation 1,320 metres (4,330 ft)
Base elevation 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) AHD[1]
Runs 5
Lift system 4 rope tows
Mount Mawson is located in Tasmania
Mount Mawson
Mount Mawson
Location in Tasmania
Highest point
Elevation 1,318 m (4,324 ft) AHD[2]
Prominence 51 m (167 ft) [2]
Listing List of highest mountains of Tasmania
Coordinates 42°21′43″S 146°34′28″E / 42.36194°S 146.57444°E / -42.36194; 146.57444Coordinates: 42°21′43″S 146°34′28″E / 42.36194°S 146.57444°E / -42.36194; 146.57444
Location Southern Tasmania, Australia
Age of rock Jurassic
Mountain type Dolerite

Mount Mawson is a mountain and club skifield situated within the Mount Field National Park in southern Tasmania, Australia.

The mountain has an elevation of 1,318 metres (4,324 ft) above sea level.[2] Mount Mawson's summit rises to 1,320 metres (4,330 ft)[citation needed] above sea level slightly lower than the 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) at Ben Lomond ski-field in northern Tasmania.

By road, the mountain is located 89 kilometres (55 mi) north west of Hobart and 232 kilometres (144 mi) from Launceston.


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.[4] It is situated at around 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) above sea level[1] with four ski tows about a 20-minute walk from the car park. Mawson has three lifts: two 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.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "About". Mount Mawson. 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Mawson, Australia". Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mount Mawson". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ Southern Tasmania Ski Association
  5. ^ "Ski and winter". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 November 2008. 

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