Mountain update – Blue bird day on the mountain.

An absolutely magic morning on the Mountain, brilliant blue skies, sunshine and calm.  The cover on all slopes is still great with more snow possibly Sunday evening.

Blue skies with high light cloud, light to moderate South Westerly winds.  Currently -0,0 degrees.

Lifts (Alpine Enterprises) – 6 Lifts today, always weather dependent, Bass, Village, Summit, Fannies, Bills and Giblin.

ROAD CONDITIONSThe road is clear to the village.  CHAINS are required to be carried above the snowline (past the rangers station). Park Rangers will be checking vehicles for chains today. No chains? Catch the shuttle, the BLC and Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS) cannot stress enough that it is imperative all drivers follow the directions of the PWS staff. 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


Ben Lomond Junior Races – Sunday 16th August – 10 :00 am start

Categories for competitors will include: GIRLS under 9; BOYS under 9; GIRLS 9 -11; BOYS 9 – 11; GIRLS 12 – 15; BOYS 12 – 15; Girls 16 – 17; BOYS 16 – 17; Fastest Run under 9; Fastest Run – overall; Youngest Competitor; Junior Snowboard and; Open snowboard

Bib numbers will be issued 9:00 am Sunday at the Race Hut, Each racer will have two runs. The winner in each category will be the best single run.

The OLD BUFFERS and MOTHERS RACE will immediately follow the Junior Races or be held at 2pm after lunch.

Presentations will be held at 3pm is results can be finalised by then. Come up and give it a go.

Gear Hire and Cafe (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) are open 7 days from 9am to 4pm 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.

Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel – Offer sit down and takeaway meal options with a great warm atmosphere, see their website for accommodation deals, come stay a while or pop in and say hello.

Media are encouraged to contact Adrian Beswick, Media and Promotions coordinator on 0438 253 111 to arrange a visit to the mountain and organise interviews with Operators and BLC Representatives.

The image today is thanks to the Northern Tasmania Alpine Club!

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