Frequently Asked Questions!

How far is Ben Lomond from Launceston? Ben Lomond is approximately one hour from Launceston by car, White Hills.
What if I don’t want to drive? Lots of the public are wary of the road to Ben Lomond. Jacobs Ladder has quite the reputation and for some is too much to conquer in their own car. Ben Lomond Snow Sports offer a transport solution that operates from the Parks and Wildlife self registration booth. Just call them on 6390 6185 from the bus stop (from 9am) and they will be down to collect you; most mobile phones work from that area.
How much does it cost to enter the Resort? Throughout the entire year a Tasmanian National Parks Pass is required to be displayed to access Ben Lomond, this includes annual passes. CLICK HERE to view the resort entry prices.
Do I need to carry wheel chains for my car?  Yes, by law, chains must be carried at designated times in alpine areas. Chains are essential when you’re going to Ben Lomond. This is due to the icy road conditions and also allows safe passage up the steep incline and hairpin corners of Jacobs Ladder and along Ben Lomond plateau at the top of the ladder.
Where do I park my car? There is a large car park at the top of the mountain with day and overnight zones for visitor parking and a reserved area for residents with a permit. Please ensure that cars are parked as safely as possible with minimal distances between them to maximise numbers
How much does car parking cost? Parking is free
When does it snow on Ben Lomond?  The official snow season is from Queen’s Birthday weekend in June until the end of September. Traditionally the coldest months are July and August and this is when the majority of snow falls. It is difficult to predict exactly when the snow will fall as it is dependent on weather conditions and can happen in any month of the year. CLICK HERE to see today’s weather conditions.
What is the weather like on Ben Lomond?  The temperature on Ben Lomond in winter can range from about -10 to 15 degrees Celsius, with an approximate average of just zero degrees in July and August. As Ben Lomond is up high it can get windy and feel very cold. View the ‘what clothing do I need to bring’ page for information on clothing and protective necessities.
Where are the snowplay/toboggan parks?  There is one toboggan area on Ben Lomond and it is next to Ben Lomond Snow Sports.
Is there a cost to use the toboggan parks?  No the use of the toboggan parks is free of charge. If you don’t own a toboggan and wish to hire one you can do so on the mountain at Ben Lomond Snow Sports for $15 for the day.
Are there any rules for using the toboggan park? Yes there are rules that need to be followed for your safety and for the safety of others. CLICK HERE to view them.
What do I do if I want to take a ski or snowboard lesson?  It’s easy to book in for a lesson at the Ski & Snowboard School where you can get some great advice from the team on the right level and lesson for you. You can also pre-purchase your lesson with your ski hire on the mountain – just ask at the Ben Lomond Snow Sports counter.There are als options for group lessons and private tuition – chat to an instructor and find the lesson for you!
How do I get to the Ski & Snowboard School?  The Ski & Snowboard School is located at Ben Lomond Snow Sports at the top of the board walk up from the public day shelter.
How much accommodation is available on the mountain? Ben Lomond has one commercial provider of accommodation. In addition members of the public can become members at a number of our private lodges at affordable prices and stay on the mountain. Step out the front door and onto the slopes without wasting a moment!
How much snow can you make?  The Mountain has Two Snow Guns which are operated when possible and can make enough snow to provide a surface for ski lessons or even to assist with natural snowfalls to get the beginner slope operating.
Is Ben Lomond just a mountain for beginners?  No, Ben Lomond has a wide mix of terrain to appeal to all skiers and boarders, from beginners to experts. Our terrain mix is 10% advanced, 53 % intermediate and beginner 37% with everything from village green runs to steeps pinches, moguls and off-piste thrills when the snow comes to the party.