2015 July 28 to August 2

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2015 Kids Fun Day

Forecast makes for a great trip to the snow, more snow in sight!

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With the next 4 days forecast to be light winds and frosty starts to the day at Ben Lomond it makes for a perfect opportunity to bring your family up for a snow adventure during the school holidays.

Try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, catch a lift and enjoy gravity do its thing as it pushes you down the slope! Not your cup of tea? There is always that ever elusive snowman to build or a toboggan

Further snow falls are expected the beginning of next week to top up the cover and hopefully allow life company Alpine Enterprises to open up some more of the mountain for downhill skiing and boarding.

Stay tuned in for more updates across our social media networks inlcuding Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Mountain Update – Lifts are go on Ben Lomond this morning

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Good morning snow goers. This morning Alpine Enterprises have confirmed there will be two lifts operating today on their morning snow report. Thanks also to Alpine Enterprises for today’s feature image looking towards Bass Lift.

Parks and wildlife have confirmed that 2wd vehicles will be required to fit chains this morning as the road is icy so obey the signage and follow directions of your Parks team.

 

For more information check out the website www.benlomond.org.au.

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 www.benlomond.org.au 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 www.benlomond.org.au and to our social media platforms as available throughout the season.
Alpine Enterprises will be keeping the public updated on their new website www.alpineenterprises.com.au. 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 www.skibenlomond.com.au 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, www.benlomond.org.au about how to get here, what to see, eat drink and play!

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

Alpine Enterprises Online

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Alpine Enterprises have recently launched their new website www.alpineenterprises.com.au and also have an Instagram presence @alpine_enterprises

The website contains all you need to know about Ski Lift operations and Ticket prices on the mountain. Throughout the season current conditions and lift status will be updated daily and as conditions change.

Alpine Enterprises look forward to keeping you updated in 2018 and beyond.

For more information check out the website in its entirety.

20180707 MEDIA RELEASE – Alpine Enterprises Online

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.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/benlomondtas/photos/pcb.1809400675759306/1809399825759391/?type=3&theater

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

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