Mountain Update: High Cloud, softening snow with currently good visibility

Conditions and Lifts (Alpine Enterprises) – Currently 2 degrees, dropped 0.5 in half an hour, high dark clouds but good visibility to the top of the mountain and moderate NNW winds increasing and some precipitation .  There is a good but softening snow cover on slopes.  This morning we will have Bass, Village and Fannies open.

Thanks to the Northern Tasmania Alpine Club for this mornings shot of the front slopes. visit our web cam page for more

ROAD CONDITIONS –The road is open and clear (All vehicles must carry chains past the shuttle pickup)  CHAINS are required to be fitted where directed, the BLC and Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS) cannot stress enough that it is imperative all drivers follow the directions of the PWS staff. 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


Following last weekend’s round 1 of the Ben Lomond Junior championships there were a number of timing issues which occured. As such the Race Committee has decided it is appropriate to run another round of racing to formally decide the champions for the respective events as per the below information.

Saturday 22 August – volunteers meet at the race hut to load gear onto ski-doo trailer  from 2pm to commence setting up the training course, test radios and timing gear, training to run from formal lifts closure weather permitting.

Sunday 23 August – Meet at Race Hut at 8.00 a.m. to collect poles etc and set-up course;

Registration will commence @ the Felix race hut from 9:00 a.m, with Bibs being issued @ 9:30 am;

Weather and conditions permitting, Racing will commence@ 10:00 am in age order – if there are a large number of competitors, then we will split into two groups (e.g. Bibs 1 to 40 and then bibs 41+); and Race Presentation at 3 pm at NTAC – NTAC will provide soft drinks and nibbles.

Trophies: Have you seen or have one of the following Trophies? If you have or know anything about them email to arrange a drop off or pick up of the trophy.

TALARIA Trophy   Girls 9/11;

SHADOCK FAMILY Trophy  Girls 16/17;


PETER LAWRENCE Trophy Youngest Competitor

Gear Hire and Cafe (Ben Lomond Snow Sports) are open 7 days from 9am to 4pm 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.

Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel – Offer sit down and takeaway meal options with a great warm atmosphere, see their website for accommodation deals, come stay a while or pop in and say hello.

Media are encouraged to contact Adrian Beswick, Media and Promotions coordinator on 0438 253 111 to arrange a visit to the mountain and organise interviews with Operators and BLC Representatives.

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