2015 July 28 to August 2

2015 Snow Sports Volunteer Made Snow fun weekend

2015 Kids Fun Day

Ben Lomond Public Shelter works commencing soon

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Concept plans for the Public Shelter improvements at Ben Lomond (removal of shared breezeway and new entrance off the western deck) have been released for information. The works are being undertaken to improve the accessibility of the Public Shelter as the existing entrances are not clear,  reduce ongoing maintenance costs and provide physical separation from the Public Shelter and Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel.

Works have now been approved & funded and detailed plans are currently being drawn up by the PWS engineer. Works are expected to commence within a month and stakeholders / visitors are advised that during construction the Public Shelter will remain open.

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Road Works Alert

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Ben Lomond Users please note that Road works are continuing on Ben Lomond Road and that whilst the road will remain open there may be some short delays. As such please be patient with contractors undertaking the works and allow some additional time for travel through this section of road improvement on the way to our great alpine destination.

Ben Lomond Committee – State Goverment Funding Pledge

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I’m pleased to let Ben Lomond Committee members and the broader Ben Lomond community know that we have today received from Will Hodgman written confirmation that ‘a re-elected Liberal Government will provide support of $60,000 to the Ben Lomond Committee to assist with improving the water supply for the Ben Lomond Ski Fields’.

This is tremendous news and recognition of the need and benefits of an increased water supply for the Ben Lomond village and ski slopes. This election commitment is the result of the BLC Submission to Government in October 2017 – with priorities discussed and determined at BLC meetings in 2017. Our submission was based upon recommendations arising from the 2015 Ben Lomond Feasibility Study (part funded by the BLC).

Subject to the election outcome, the existing village dam will be refurbished (dealing with the silt issue) and hydrological studies undertaken to permit expanded snow making. There is also scope to upgrade some of the pipe infrastructure.

The BLC will continue to advocate for more spending on the Ben Lomond Ski Field and we acknowledge the increased awareness across government of Ben Lomond’s potential(Parks & Wildlife Service, State Growth, Tourism Northern Tasmania, Northern Midlands Council).

Tony Gray
President
Ben Lomond Committee

Snows still here people!

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If your at a loose end for the beginning of the school holidays don’t forget that there is still plenty of snow up here for everyone to have some fun in. With snow forecast Friday to 1100m and Saturday to 500m ASL this should top off what is a great cover across the mountain.

Perfect for all the kids so pack your toboggans and come have some fun. BYO food, drink and transport.

As there is limited resident traffic on the mountain and its out of the snow season chains aren’t officially required. Despite this please note that should conditions suggest that your vehicle isn’t safe to proceed above the snow line… DONT. Looking for somewhere to hire chains? Check out Auto Barn or ARB in Launceston.

For more information on current conditions see the webcam page.

Blue bird Sunday, a perfect way to close off the ski season.

By | BLC, Lifts, Road Update, snow, Winter | No Comments

What a start to our Closing day for Season 2017!! Snow showers yesterday afternoon followed by a dusting of fresh SE snow last night.
Conditions are lovely this morning, clear and sunny, light winds and currently -4.1. Today lifts operatong across the whole mountain with Bass, Village, Fannies, Bills and Summit with Giblin on standby.
Thanks to all, and see you next year!!

Don’t forget, there is extensive snow remaining across the whole mountain for snow play, tobogganing and cross country skiing. Ben Lomond Snow Sports will be open until at least Tuesday. More information to follow.

ROAD CONDITIONS –Road open and clear to the village. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains and fit them where directed. 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.

Saturday sessions – come up for the last weekend of lifts

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A chilly start for last weekend with -5. Mod WSW winds, high cloud with good visibility. Today Summit,Village, Bass, Fannies and Bills will be operating. There is a good cover on all slopes, snow showers yesterday afternoon, maybe some today too? See you soon.

ROAD CONDITIONS –Road open and clear to the village. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains and fit them where directed. 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alpine Enterprises have confirmed operations will continue until the end of Sunday 17 September 2017. Now is the time to plan your last snow trip of the year if your wanting to ride the lifts and enjoy some great spring snow conditions.

 

Friday snow day

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Currently -0.5, high cloud, moderate but gusty NW winds. Good Spring snow cover on all slopes. Snow flurries now. Summit, Village and Bass with Fannies on standby for afternoon.

ROAD CONDITIONS –Road open and clear to the village. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains and fit them where directed. 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alpine Enterprises have confirmed operations will continue until the end of Sunday 17 September 2017. Now is the time to plan your last snow trip of the year if your wanting to ride the lifts and enjoy some great spring snow conditions. Read More

The sun is up, its time to play

By | BLC, Lifts, Road Update, snow | No Comments

Light snow falls yesterday. Currently -4.1, moderate but gusty NW winds, light cloud rising.
Village Bass Summit and Fannies, Bills on stand by for afternoon.

Possibly the nicest day in our last midweek of spring skiing,boarding.

ROAD CONDITIONS –Road open and clear to the village with some ice patches. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains and fit them where directed. 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alpine Enterprises have confirmed operations will continue until the end of Sunday 17 September 2017. Now is the time to plan your last snow trip of the year if your wanting to ride the lifts and enjoy some great spring snow conditions.

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