Ben Lomond

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Ben Lomond
Resort Summary
Resort Name Ben Lomond
Location {{{location}}}
Resort Altitude 1570m
Winter Season July-September
Terrain Overall: 14.2ha
Beginner: 35%
Intermediate: 55%
Advanced: 10%
Lift System 3 platter and 3 T-bars
Highest Lift 1570m
Lowest Lift 1460m
Vertical 110m
Longest Run 800m
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks No
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $50
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $25


Overview ;

Ben Lomond is Tasmania's premier ski resort and offers a full range of facilities to enjoy the winter wonderland. The Alpine Village is located right at the base of the lift system and offers stunning views.

Location

Ben Lomond is a one hour drive from Launceston and two and a half hours from Hobart.

Pros

  • For Tasmanians it is accessible without solving the problem of Bass Strait.

Cons

  • Very unpredictable snow cover

Contacts

Phone: 03 6390 6116


Postal: PO Box 46, Kings Meadows 7249

Planning

Getting There

From Launceston, travel through St Leonards and follow the signs towards Blessington. It is approx 50km for Launceston. From the main road turn off it is another 14km to the Village Carpark through sub-alpine and alpine forest. Once the forest clears, the notorious Jacb's Ladder comes into view, which once ascended brings you onto the Ben Lomond Plateau and leads you on to the carpark.

Accommodation

On Mountain

On snow accommodation is available through the Ben Lomond Creek Inn which also has entertainment on the weekends.

Off Mountain

The closest accommodation to Ben Lomond is going to be Launceston with plenty to choose from including backpackers

Lift Tickets

Adult - Day = 50.00, 1/2 Day = 30.00 Tertiary (full time ID required) - Day = 45.00, 1/2Day = 25.00 Teen (13 - 17) Day = 35.00, 1/2 Day = 20.00 Child (7-12) Day = 25.00, 1/2 Day = 15.00 Senior (60-69) Day = 35.00, 1/2 Day = 20.00 Children under 7 = Free 70 and over = Free

Ski School

Ben Lomond Snow Sports

Equipment Hire

Ben Lomond Snow Sports (on mountain)

Launceston Sport & Sport (launceston)

SKIGIA snow.surf.skate (Hobart)

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

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Parking

Entry passes must be purchased to drive into the National Park and can be purchased at the park entry or at the Creek Inn. These fees help provide road clearing services, ski patrol and the further development of the ski field.

Activities

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Dining

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Bars & Entertainment

The Creek Inn has plenty of beer on tap and food to keep you warm after a day skiing or tabogganing.

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

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Groomed Runs

Grooming started on Ben Lomond in the 2011 season when the two main mountain operators combined forces and invested in a snow groomer and snow making technology. Grooming to date has occurred across the mountain and should be further expanded in the 2012 season.

Off Piste

Great rides off piste around the Ben Lomond Skifield include the south side of Giblin peak and also a short walk out to little hell where some further great skiing is to be had.

Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

6km of marked trails

Parks & Pipes

Terrain park including box's and rail's will be trialled for the 2011 snow season

Bumps

Summit Run usually ends up with the best bumps

Powder Zones

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Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

There are many options for snowplay on the mountain including the main Toboggan slope and numerous areas surrounding the village between lodges and also around the walking tracks that head south from the car park.

Other

Weather

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Geography

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History

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Resources

Maps

Australian Ski Resort Maps