Due to the current weather conditions lifts have been placed on hold this morning. On mountain staff are on standby if conditions improve and an update will be provided late morning.
There has been fresh snow overnight and its still falling on the mountain this morning, forecast to continue throughout the day and this evening to as low as 700 metres ASL. There is currently poor visibility, its +0.3 degrees and winds are gusty North to North Westerly.
Snow Conditions – The cover across the mountain is rates at good with some high wear patches. Once conditions improve this will be updated. Snow camera’s are iced up this morning so as soon as any photos are available these will be posted.
ROAD CONDITIONS – No road updates have been recieved this morning. Please proceed with care as, snow levels will be lowering throughout the day so ensure you are prepared for rapidly changing conditions. 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.
Visit our website, www.benlomond.org.au for all information about how to get here, what to see, eat, drink and play!