Ben Lomond Alpine Resort

snow report

Lifts on wind hold this morning with gusts of over 80km/h. Further assessment due at 11am to see if it may be possible to run Summit T bar to tower two in the afternoon.

23/07/24 7:10am

Good morning from a very windy Ben Lomond!

With gusts of wind already at 80km/h today and expected to rise in the afternoon, we anticipate that it may be necessary to put all ski lifts on wind hold today. All lifts are on wind hold until at least 11am, when we will reassess if it is possible to open Summit T-bar to tower two for the afternoon.

The mountain is open to visitors and snowplayers as usual, just prepare for a very breezy day. Temperatures are relatively mild but the wind chill is significantly colder and there’s precipitation in the air so please rug up if visiting the mountain.

You can check out the latest conditions for yourself on our live webcam

Ben Lomond Base is open as usual at the bottom of the mountain for all your mountain needs. Stop by to grab a coffee or hire toboggans on your way up from our amazing crew. If you are visiting the mountain, please make sure you’re prepared with winter clothing and snow chains. These can also be hired at Ben Lomond Base.

Snow chains are a legal must if you’re driving to the top of the mountain, and while they often don’t need to be fitted to your wheels, you are required by law to carry them in your car in case conditions change. You can hire them at Ben Lomond Base before heading up the mountain. Call the National Parks Hotline at 0429 646 557 at 9am daily for updates on chain requirements.

And of course, stay tuned to our latest weather updates. Weather can change fast up here, but with our friendly team and hot drinks at Ben Lomond Base, you’ll stay warm and ready for whatever the mountain throws at you.

Remember to buy online and save up to 10% on all your lift passes and hire equipment, this is the quickest way to hit the slopes, whether you are a skier or rider and a snow play enthusiast!

SNOWPLAY OPEN ALL WINTER EVERY DAY.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

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Temp (C)

Windy

Weather

Slushy

Snow Pack

Fog

Visibility

80km/h

Wind gusts

Lift status is updated in real time from 9am-4pm daily.

LIFTTYPESTATUSOPENING TIMECLOSING TIME
Summit T-BarT-BARSTANDBY TO OPEN TO TOWER 49AM4PM
Bass PomaPOMASTANDBY TO OPEN ON DEMAND9AM3PM
Village PomaPOMACLOSED9AM345PM
Fannies T-BarT-BARCLOSED9AM345PM
Bills T-BarT-BARCLOSED10AM330PM
Giblin PomaPOMACLOSED10AM330PM

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For more information and a longer forecast visit: BEN LOMOND WEATHER or http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/ben-lomond.shtml

Our BASE operations have everything you need for a day skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing on Ben Lomond. From equipment rentals, chain hire, national park passes, lift passes and retail gear, to breakfast, lunch and apres.

Ben Lomond Alpine Resort BASE is located at the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road. Reserve and pay for your gear below.

  OPEN MON-FRI OPEN SAT-SUN COMMENTS
BASE CAFE 8:15AM-5PM 8:15AM-7PM BASE CAFE is now open daily. Stop by for a coffee or pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner.
BASE TICKET OFFICE 8:15AM-5PM
8:15AM-5PM BASE TICKET OFFICE is open daily. Come here to purchase lift passes, national parks passes and hire packages.
BASE RENTALS 8:15AM-5PM
8:15AM-5PM BASE RENTALS are ready to rent you everything you need for a day on the mountain. Its the only place you can get our great value lift and hire packages. Snow chains are also available.
BASE RETAIL 8:15AM-5PM
8:15AM-5PM BASE RETAIL is open. Come pick up some branded merchandise, neck warmers, googles and kids snow boots.

Snow Safety

INTRODUCTION: TO A FUN SAFE TRIP TO THE SNOWFIELDS
The alpine environment is a beautiful destination for winter or summer holidays and a venue for many challenging and exciting activities including skiing and bush walking. Alpine areas however, can be hazardous if visitors are careless and irresponsible. Even on the shortest visit to the snow it is important to be prepared for, and be aware of, the nature of the alpine environment. 

When planning your trip to the snowfields, select a resort or area which caters for you and your group’s needs as facilities, experiences and opportunities vary widely between resorts and various parts of the Alpine National Parks and high country. Generally, the better the planning the better the outcome, more fun and less hassles.

FIRST-TIMER ESSENTIALS
The following information is essential and relevant to all visitors to alpine areas, regardless of the length of the visit or the type of alpine activity. When planning it is important to prepare your vehicle for a trip to the snow, and organise your clothing and equipment. Snow sport is more enjoyable if you improve your fitness and organise lessons. Once there, take special care with children. Arrange to leave details of your trip with a responsible contact.

Alcohol and drugs don’t cut it in the snow. Alcohol and drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond in an emergency.

ALPINE RESPONSIBILITY CODE – SKI LIFTS
There are inherent risks in all snow recreational activities. Common sense, staying in control and personal awareness can reduce these risks. Risks include rapid changes in weather, visibility and surface conditions, as well as natural and artificial hazards such as rocks, trees, stumps, vehicles, lift towers, snow fences and snowmaking equipment. Observe the code and ski and ride with courtesy to others.

  1. Stay in control and avoid other people and hazards.
  2. Use appropriate protective equipment, especially helmets, to minimise the risk of injury.
  3. You must have the ability to use each lift safely. If in doubt ask the lift attendant.
  4. Obey all signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails and areas.
  5. It is your responsibility to avoid and give way to people below and beside you.
  6. Do not stop where you are not visible from above or where you obstruct a trail.
  7. Before starting downhill, or merging into a trail, look uphill and give way to others.
  8. Use care to prevent runaway snowboards.
  9. If you are involved in or see an accident, alert and identify yourself to Resort Staff.
  10. Be aware that it is dangerous to ski, board or ride lifts if your ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol.


OBSERVE THE CODE
Regardless of how you enjoy your snow sport, there are inherent risks in all snow recreational activities. While in an alpine environment always show courtesy to others and be aware that common sense, protective equipment and personal awareness can reduce the risks. These risks include rapid changes in the weather, visibility and surface conditions, as well as natural and artificial hazards such as rocks, trees, stumps, vehicles, lift towers, snow fences and snowmaking equipment. 

Snow sports are lots of fun, but if you do not pay attention to the Code, you could end up hurting yourself or those around you. Observe the Code and share with others the responsibility for a great experience.

Respect gets respect. From the lift line, to the slopes, through the park and the resort.

SKI PATROL
From 1st July through until mid-September a permanent ski patrol is stationed at Ben Lomond in case of any medical emergency.

www.benlomondskipatrol.com.au