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Mountain update – What to keep in mind when visiting

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Good evening snowgoers! Things are starting to freeze over on Ben Lomond with a significant fall of snow and a solid freeze is expected tonight. Cold temperatures are expected to continue through the week with possible follow up snow forecast overnight and again next weekend. The Ben Lomond Committee website is linking with all the main pages to provide snow goers with a full overview of what Ben Lomond has on offer from our members.

Road Conditions – Ben Lomond road and the car park has been cleared today but there will be snow ice on the road from the park registration area and in particular Jacob’s ladder, the plateau and car park, all vehicle operators are urged to take care with sub zero temperatures. Vehicle operators should consider the conditions follow directions and observe all road signage when venturing up to the snowfields. Parks and Wildlife will be providing official updates through the Ben Lomond Committee which will be published at and to our social media platforms as available throughout the season.
Alpine Enterprises will be keeping the public updated on their new website Today’s report looks promising for a potential start-up of lifts in the morning so watch out for their morning update!

Ben Lomond Snow Sports have also recently refreshed their website and have information regarding on mountain gear hire and transport from the park registration area so check out any updates there too.

Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel are continuing to keep the public updated on their Facebook and Instagram pages on developments with their new set up for season 2018 so get behind them and support their efforts to be open within such a short timeframe.

Parks passes are now available online through the parks portal so get prepared, save the hassle and drive right to your par spot with no hassles on your arrival to the mountain. Click here to buy your pass.

Amenities and public spaces have been Parks and Wildlife’s main focus the last 6-8 weeks with temporary public shelter located at the top of the village car park and a toilet block close at the beginning of the main village street. Two new toilets are also installed at the Ben Lomond Snow Sports building adjacent to the toboggan area and a larger public shelter and toilets have been fitted up at the Northern Tasmania Alpine Club who have a formal arrangement in place to open part of their facility as a public shelter for the 2018 season. See the below map detailing all the facility locations.

For more information to get yourself prepared for winter visit our website, about how to get here, what to see, eat drink and play!

You’ll hear from us in the morning, that’s for sure!

Snows here

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Morning snow enthusiasts. If you are holding out for a trip to the snow and planning on tackling the road to Ben Lomond please note that your friendly Parks and Wildlife team have confirmed there is snow down to the park boundary and the cover on the road is thick from the rangers station to the top car park. It is currently snowing and it’s recommended that chains are fitted to all vehicles. The Grader has been called and will be onsite from 0930hrs this morning.

Information on the cover on the ski slopes will be provided as soon as we know more. Stay tuned in for updates.

Here is a shot from Bellendena Ski club looking at the car park. Gives you a bit of an idea of what a difference 12 hours can make.

Gerrit Stam Chinese Downhill – Launch

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Saturday brings the racing calendar to a peak in that the open Chinese Downhill will be fought out by young and old. Starting from the top of Bills/Giblin at close of lifts, competitors will race with no rules from here to the entrance to Sponsor for the day, Trophies for first male and first female. For More information see the attached flyer


Chineese Downhill day of the World Heli Challenge, Wanaka, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug 16, 2001. (Photo/Rob Griffith)

If you don’t understand what the Chinese downhill is, have a look back at the 1984 Movie “Hot Dog the Movie” for more context.[/vc_column_text]


Mid morning Ski Patrol Update

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Currently there is a strong wind blowing with stronger gusts at times. There has been fresh snowfall over night which has topped up the coverage to a good level. However due to the strong winds there are deep drifts throughout the area and icy patches with the snow having been blown off the more exposed areas of the slopes. So some caution should be exercised whilst conducting snow sports today. Temperatures are around 0′ with a prevalent wind chill so adequate clothing is essential today

The route up has snow on the road down to just below the registration area with drifts on the ladder. Visibility is restricted from the ladder up, so drivers should drive to the conditions, put lights on and follow instructions from PWS in regards to snow chains.

Morning Ski Patrol Update

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Currently there is a moderate wind blowing with strong gusts. Strong winds are predicted later on in the day. There are snow showers currently and these may continue through the morning. Warm, waterproof clothing is advised with some form of eye protection.

Snow cover has been topped up overnight with around 2-5cm of fresh snow which has maintained a very good coverage with fresh snow to play in.

The road up is clear but snow is currently falling on the ladder and plateau so drivers should drive to the conditions and follow all PWS instructions.

Blue Skies and 5 days of snow incoming! Are you ready for snowmageddon2017!

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4 blue skies days in a row and an approaching 5 day snow week on Ben Lomond. Today, we have sunny conditions, light winds and a good cover of snow. Currently-1. Lifts today will be Bass, Village, Summit and Fannies. Bills Lift on standby for afternoon. Todays feature image is of yesterday’s magnificent blue skies. For more information visit

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