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Rug up again today, some light fresh snowfalls this morning 2 lifts on a moderate to good snow cover

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Currently 0.1 degrees, light snow early this morning. Bass and Summit operating this morning as there are Very strong and gusty NNW winds hitting the slopes. Other lifts are on hold pending conditions easing through the day. Todays image is of Village View thanks to Bellendena Ski Club with the Tasmanian Rovers Ski Club taking centre stage, are you ready for Ben Lomond’s biggest party of the year? More details below.

ROAD CONDITIONS – The road to the mountain is mostly open and clear. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains. Drive to the conditions and keep a sensible distance between cars. Please follow the directions of the Parks Rangers. If you are driving a car you not only need to have chains, you need to know how to fit them and how to drive your car whist they are on. For more information on chains visit the snowsafe website

Gear Hire and Cafe (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) are open 7 days from 9am to 4:30pm have all your hire needs covered right at the doorstep to the snow. This means no lugging your gear up from the car park, no mess, no stress and most importantly no worries. They have everything from clothing through to toboggans, skis, snowboards, boots, poles, snow shoes and lessons with qualified instructors! Pop in for a bite to eat for some great hot food and drink options from their café just off the snow or try one of their to die for hot chocolates and get it out of the cold.

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4 to 5 lifts, Moderate to gusty NNW winds and a competition winner

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Good morning snow lovers!

If your heading to the alpine areas in Tassie today don’t forget to rug up. Today conditions are turning towards the approaching frontal system which is expected to bring snow over the weekend.

Its currently on 0 degrees on the mountain. The snow cover is holding up well after a great turnout from the public yesterday to try their luck on the best weather day of the snow season thus far. Visibility remains good, with two new village and mountain cams operating today there is always something to keep your eye on current conditions. This morning Visibility remains pretty clear despite there being clouds up high. Moderate to gusty NNW winds have settled in and are forecast to increase through the day. Thanks to Alpine Enterprises for hosting today’s feature image, a great spot to view some of the summit sights.

LIFTS: Today 4 to 5 lifts will be turning. with Bass, Village and Summit on the front slopes and Fannies on the back slopes. Lift crews were hard at work last night after closing to prepare Bills Lift for first turns today, so if conditions allow Bills is planned to be operational in the afternoon today.

ROAD CONDITIONS – The road to the mountain is mostly open and clear. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains. Take care parking your cars in the plateau car park as this remains to have some snowy areas. Drive to the conditions and keep a sensible distance between cars. Please follow the directions of the Parks Rangers. If you are driving a car you not only need to have chains, you need to know how to fit them and how to drive your car whist they are on. For more information on chains visit the snowsafe website

Gear Hire and Cafe (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) are open 7 days from 9am to 4:30pm have all your hire needs covered right at the doorstep to the snow. This means no lugging your gear up from the car park, no mess, no stress and most importantly no worries. They have everything from clothing through to toboggans, skis, snowboards, boots, poles, snow shoes and lessons with qualified instructors! Pop in for a bite to eat for some great hot food and drink options from their café just off the snow or try one of their to die for hot chocolates and get it out of the cold. For more information about Ben Lomond Snow Sports hire options visit the hire page on our website

Transport (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) operate a friendly convenient transport service with two troop carriers on the mountain. These run throughout the day collecting snow goers from the bottom car park at the Parks and Wildlife Service entry station and deliver you to the car park at the base of the boardwalk. If you are catching the bus you do not need to hire chains! Call 03 6390 6185 (TELSTRA SIGNAL) for a pickup or to arrange a booking. Prices are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4 return.

Have you kept reading? Good. COMPETITION Winners for the inaugural Alpine Enterprises Facebook promotion are Nicholas and Hannah Alexander who have recently moved to Tasmania with their family. Congratulations. Present yourselves and identification to the Alpine Enterprises ticket office to get your day pass on the day you choose to use it before all the fun is over for 2017.

For more information visit www.benlomond.org.au

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3 lifts today with summit turning. First tracks to be had on summit and little slalom

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Overnight minimum of minus 4.6 currently just above 0 degrees with cloud coming across the mountain. 2wd vehicles to fit chains. Conditons in particular on the plateau are icy driving up this morning. 3 lifts, Bass, Village and Summit today. Snowfalls expdcted later today and throuh to Wednesday. Conditions
For more information to get yourself prepared for winter visit our website, www.benlomond.org.au about how to get here, what to see, eat drink and play!

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Mountain Update. First turns this morning, on a fresh cover of snow

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Following a significant snowfall of over 30cm on Thursday and Friday 2 to 3 lifts with a fresh and soft cover of snow, come up for a ski, board, perhaps a lesson or some toboggan fun in the fresh snow. Further snowfalls forecast for Sunday evening through to Wednesday next week!

Conditions and Lifts (Alpine Enterprises) – Today lifts will be brouht online as available on the front slopes once deicing has been completed.

ROAD CONDITIONS – 2WD VEHICLES are advised to fit chains. There is snow on the road from park registration area, significant snow is on the ladder and plateau through to the car park. Drive to the conditions and keep a sensible distance between cars. We cannot stress more to follow signage and the directions of the Parks Rangers. If you are driving a car you not only need to have chains, you need to know how to fit them and how to drive your car whist they are on. For more information on chains visit the snowsafe website

Gear Hire and Cafe (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) are open 7 days from 9am to 4:30pm have all your hire needs covered right at the doorstep to the snow. This means no lugging your gear up from the car park, no mess, no stress and most importantly no worries. They have everything from clothing through to toboggans, skis, snowboards, boots, poles, snow shoes and lessons with qualified instructors! Pop in for a bite to eat for some great hot food and drink options from their café just off the snow or try one of their to die for hot chocolates and get it out of the cold. For more information about Ben Lomond Snow Sports hire options visit the hire page on our website

Transport (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) operate a friendly convenient transport service with two troop carriers on the mountain. These run throughout the day collecting snow goers from the bottom car park at the Parks and Wildlife Service entry station and deliver you to the car park at the base of the boardwalk. If you are catching the bus you do not need to hire chains! Call 03 6390 6185 (TELSTRA SIGNAL) for a pickup or to arrange a booking. Prices are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4 return.

For more information visit www.benlomond.org.au or check out the various social media pages.

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