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.

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