Currently just over -6 degrees so a fresh start to the morning. The cover will be hard packed with a fresh layer of 3-5 cm of snow across the mountain this morning. There are currently moderate and gusty southerly winds which are expected to ease through the day and high light cloud making for good visibility. 5 Lifts this morning with Bass, Village, Summit, Fannies and Bills. Giblin is on Standby pending the southerly winds easing heading towards lunchtime.

ROAD CONDITIONS – Ice conditions from the ladder. 2WD vehicles to fit chains. Currently -17 wind chill on the top of the ladder with -12 wind chill at the car park. ALL vehicles proceeding past the park registration area must carry chains and fit them where directed. For more information on chains visit the snowsafe website.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: have you competed in the Chinese Downhill before? Next Saturday from the Giblin peak at the close of lifts the Chinese Downhill will be run. More information as its available this week.

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.