5 to 10cm snow overnight, currently its snowing heavily, -0.1 degrees, winds are north westerly around 20 to 25 knots (40 to 50 km) with stronger gusts. All systems go at Ben Lomond.
CONDITIONS: Snow conditions are good with a fresh cover of snow. The North Westerly snow faired better on the front slopes and with more snowfalls today and tomorrow, conditions will be fresh in the morning for those coming up to have a ski or snowboard.
LIFTS: Following a fair amount of deicing to be undertaken first up and subject to changing weather conditions, Alpine Enterprises will be operating 3 lifts and working on deicing Bills on the back slopes today.
ROAD CONDITIONS: Parks and Wildlife have let us know that there has been 5 to 10cm of snow overnight and the grader has been called to clear the road. ALL vehicles to fit chains first up this morning. If your travelling to the mountain today don’t forget that chains are required if you are venturing past the park registration car park. No Chains? No Worries!
TRANSPORT: Two transport buses, are running 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
Whats Happening: Over the weekend junior skiers and boarders will be training in preparations for the Ben Lomond Junior Races scheduled to be held on 9 August 2015. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to register at Felix Race Hut and help set up for training commencing 11am Saturday and Sunday for race training. Snow Sports are hosting the mountain open lodge this afternoon after tows close.
For more information check out our website and web cams. More information will be communicated throughout the day. Photos below from yesterday thanks to Alanna Barnett and NTAC and the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel