- The vertical drop from summit to base is 394 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Australia is 820 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 4331 ft.
- Season starts on Jul 21 and ends on Sep 16 (57 days). Average season duration in Australia is 94 days.
- Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average base depth of 25 ".
- Mt Mawson features 5 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 17 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 4 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
The Mt Mawson ski resort, run by the region's ski clubs, is located in Mount Field National Park, about 1.5 hours drive from the town of Hobart in southern Tasmania. Located at 1,250 meters, the resort is open on weekends and during school holidays from mid-July to mid-September. Three rope tows are available for skiers: Mawson, University and Rodway. The Lift Rodway is located at the foot of the Tarn Shelf and is suitable for advanced riders. There is also a small rope tow for beginners.