10 cm fresh snow across the mountain with more expected tonight. 3 lifts, toboggans, gear hire and hot food at the ready.
Conditions and Lifts (Alpine Enterprises) – Following 10 cm of fresh snow overnight even unusually falling from the North East the slopes are looking a lot whiter this morning. Crews will be operating the front lifts today weather and crowd dependent. The temperature is currently -4.4 with light cloud and moderate to strong winds which are expected to ease. Lifts on the back of the mountain will be worked on today with further information about operations commencing tomorrow on the back slopes. Further snowfalls are expected this evening to 1000 metres. Snow Sports open as always for hire, drinks and food.
ROAD CONDITIONS –Please be advised that with the significant snow overnight all vehicles will most likely have to fit chains. Please take directions from your Parks and Wildlife 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.
Visit our website, www.benlomond.org.au for all information about how to get here, what to see, eat, drink and play!