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bEN lOMOND FAQs
The easiest way to get to Ben Lomond Alpine Resort is by car on an hour’s scenic drive east from Launceston, Tasmania. From Launceston, follow the signs to Ben Lomond National Park and turn right off Blessington Road onto Ben Lomond Road. Continue down this road until you reach the upper Ben Lomond car park.
The drive includes the famous Jacob’s ladder, a stunning, seven-corner stretch of road ascending Ben Lomond National Park.
It’s mandatory to carry chains in winter (June to September) and hold a valid National Parks Pass when entering Ben Lomond National Park. Our BASE operations at the foothill of Ben Lomond sells National Parks Passes and rents out chains so you can easily pick up both enroute to the mountain.
In the future we hope to run buses from Launceston to Ben Lomond – stay tuned in 2024.
Unfortunately, public transportation options directly to Ben Lomond Alpine Resort are limited. Private transportation, such as driving or carpooling, is the most practical way to access the resort. However, you can check with local tour operators for any seasonal transportation services.
In the future we hope to run buses from Launceston to Ben Lomond – stay tuned in 2024.
During the winter season (June to September) its mandatory to carry chains in Ben Lomond National Park. When road conditions require it, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service will indicate that car chains must be fitted.
Yes, there is ample parking available beside the Ben Lomond ski village, and a drop of area to make unloading equipment easier. From there you can walk to the lifts.
That completely depends on you!
The best time to visit Ben Lomond Alpine Resort for skiing and snowboarding is generally from July to September. However, snow conditions may vary each season, so we recommend checking our website or contacting us for the latest updates.
If you prefer hiking, the trails are beautiful in summer when the mountain is covered in alpine wildflowers.
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort’s Ticket Office is located in the ski village beside the Summit ski lift. The village has a day shelter for warming up and eating lunch, as well as public toilets and a variety of lodges.
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort’s BASE operations are situated at the foothills of Ben Lomond, as you turn off Blessington Road onto Ben Lomond Road. BASE has a café where you can grab a hot drink or packed lunch, a retail store for equipment and apparel, and rental services for skiing and snowboarding gear. BASE is also an official retailer of national parks passes and car chains to ensure your safety and compliance. Should you want to extend your ski day, BASE offers the perfect space for après by the fire pit.
Our opening hours may vary depending on the season and weather conditions but in general lifts will open from mid-June through September from 9am to 4pm. Visit our website or contact us directly for the most up-to-date information on our operating hours.
Weather conditions in alpine Tasmania can change very quickly so it’s best to be prepared for all seasons.
Up to date weather forecasts can be found here:
During the ski season we’ll post a daily snow report online and on social media so follow us for daily updates:
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BASE is located at the foothills of Ben Lomond National Park, at the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road as you turn up the mountain road.
BASE is only 25 mins to the top of the mountain (subject to good road conditions).
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort’s BASE operations has a café where you can grab a hot drink, breakfast or takeaway lunch, a retail store for equipment and apparel, and rental services for skiing and snowboarding gear and clothing. There’s toilets, changing rooms and a sizeable carpark.
We also offer national parks passes and car chains to ensure your safety and compliance.
Should you want to extend your ski day, BASE offers the perfect space for après by the fire pit.
While you can bring your own equipment to Tasmania, if you’re a visitor, it may be more convenient to rent equipment from Ben Lomond Alpine Resort BASE. BASE provides rental services for skiing and snowboarding gear, plus toboggans and clothing hire, ensuring that you have the right equipment to keep you warm and dry on the slopes.
Our ski hire lift packages make sure you get the best deal on your day skiing or snowboarding at Ben Lomond.
Yes, you can hire toboggans at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort BASE, located at the turn off from Blessington Road onto Ben Lomond Road.
BASE has a variety of rental options to choose from including snow play packages containing toboggans and winter clothing.
Yes, you can rent winter clothing and ski gear at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort. The resort has a variety of rental options to choose from including ski lift hire packages, giving you the best deal possible on a day skiing or snowboarding at Ben Lomond, Tasmania.
Yes, we sell national parks passes at our BASE operations enroute to Ben Lomond.
A national parks pass is required to enter Ben Lomond National Park and provides access to the beautiful wilderness surrounding Ben Lomond.
Snow chains are required to be carried in all vehicles in the national park from June until September.
They can be hired from BASE at the foothills of the mountain, on the turn off from Blessington Road onto Ben Lomond Road.
We hope to have a fully licenced bar at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort BASE. The bar is located in the BASE café, which is the resort’s base operations at the foothills of Ben Lomond, on the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road.
Drinks can be enjoyed around the firepit.
Our opening hours vary depending on the season but in general BASE will open everyday from mid-June through September from 7.30am to 6pm. On Friday and Saturdays it will be open until late.
Yes, you can definitely ski in Tasmania! Ben Lomond Alpine Resort, located in northeastern Tasmania, offers excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities during the winter months. It’s a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
While Tasmania may not have the same scale as some well-known international skiing destinations, it offers a unique and memorable experience. The ski slopes at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort cater to different skill levels, and the resort provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Plus, Tasmania’s natural beauty adds to the overall charm of skiing in this region.
The weather in Tasmania is unpredictable but the snow season typically runs from mid-June to September.
In Tasmania you’re most likely to see snow on mountains at high altitudes and Ben Lomond has the second highest peak in Tasmania (Legges Tor) so is a great place to start. You can also expect to see snow at Cradle Mountain, Mt Wellington, Hartz Mountains, the Central Highlands and Mt Mawson.
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort is located about an hour’s drive from Launceston. It generally has the most accessible and closest snow to Launceston and is the only commercial ski resort in Tasmania.
The winter season in Tasmania generally provides the best snow conditions at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort. It’s recommended to plan your visit during this time, which typically spans from July to September. However, keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, so it’s advisable to check the snow report for accurate information.
Tasmania receives regular snowfall during the winter season, which contributes to the snow quality at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort. The resort has recently purchased four state-of-the-art snow makers to boost snow production and elongate the ski season.
Stay up-to-date with the latest snow conditions at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort by visiting our website’s snow report page. We provide real-time footage of the slopes and up to date information on snow depth, weather conditions, and groomed trails to help you plan your visit.
You can check the current snow conditions at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort on our website by visiting our snow report page. We also provide real-time footage of the slopes and up to date information on snow depth, weather conditions, and groomed trails to help you plan your visit.
Yes, Ben Lomond Alpine Resort is proud to announce the addition of four state-of-the-art snow guns to enhance our snow making capabilities. These advanced snow guns allow us to produce snow even in times of limited natural snowfall, ensuring optimal skiing and snowboarding conditions throughout the season.
The snow making process at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort involves using the latest snow gun technology to convert water into tiny ice crystals, which are then blown onto the slopes. The combination of cold temperatures and efficient snowmaking equipment ensures a consistent and high-quality snow base for our guests to enjoy.
The addition of state-of-the-art snow guns at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort significantly improves the skiing experience by providing reliable snow coverage on the slopes. This means that even during periods of low natural snowfall, we can maintain excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions, extending the season and enhancing the overall guest experience.
Snow guns allow us to focus on maintaining and improving our beginner slopes as well. With the ability to produce snow as needed, we can ensure that beginner areas have consistent and appropriate snow coverage, providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment for newcomers to skiing and snowboarding.
The snow depth at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort varies depending on the weather and snowfall. You can check the current snow depth on our website.
During the winter season (June to September) its mandatory to carry chains in Ben Lomond National Park. When road conditions require it, Parks Tasmania will indicate that car chains must be fitted. We offer car chain rentals at our BASE operations, so you can collect them before entering the park.
We recommend booking your lift ticket in advance during peak periods to guarantee availability. You can book your lift ticket online or contact us for assistance.
No, you cannot use the ski lift without skis. The ski lift is only for skiers and snowboarders.
The cost of a lift ticket at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort varies depending on the duration of your visit and the time of year. You can check our website for the latest pricing information or contact us for more details.
You can book your lift ticket online or contact us for assistance.
Yes, there are a number of places to warm up on Ben Lomond. The newly built day shelter opens for 2023 providing a place to warm up and eat.
There is also a firepit at the BASE where you can warm up with a drink after skiing.
Yes, you can bring your own skiing or snowboarding equipment to Ben Lomond Alpine Resort.
Forgot something? At our BASE, you can hire equipment including boots, board, skis, clothing and helmets, or buy items like gloves, buffs and socks.
During summer the Ben Lomond Alpine Resort lifts and Ticket Office, along with most of the ski village are closed. The public toilets and day shelter are open year-round.
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort’s BASE at the foothills of Ben Lomond, operates on reduced opening hours during summer. The café and retail store will be open on weekends. Along with food and drink you’ll also be able to purchase your compulsory national parks passes from the venue.
No, it is only mandatory to carry chains between June and September.
Ben Lomond National Park has a lovely campsite several kilometres before the summit, complete with a toilet, drinking water and lookout.
The lodges on Ben Lomond’s summit are run by various ski clubs, most of which are closed during summer. Find out more.