Ben Lomond is a spectacular alpine destination suitable for all seasons. Winter boasts stunning snow-covered mountains and breath taking views, perfect for skiing and snowboarding in Tasmania. A truly authentic ski village atmosphere gives visitors a chance to experience a winter wonderland.
The winter season usually runs from mid June to late September, and there are ~30 hectares of ski runs suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Ben Lomond Ski Lifts operates six ski lifts on the mountain. Equipment hire is available from Ben Lomond Alpine Resort – BASE.
Ben Lomond Alpine Resort’s BASE is the only place you can purchase lift ticket and ski gear/ snowboard hire packages providing you with a great value day on the mountain.
Our packages have been designed to save you time and money by including everything you will need for skiing and snowboarding in Tasmania in one transaction.
Please click on the buy now button to select from our range of packages.
We are the only retailers of lift tickets at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort. Tickets can be purchased at our BASE operations, at our ticket office on the mountain, or online.
We strongly advise you book your tickets online prior to arrival to ensure that we are not booked out as we may limit numbers due to changing snow conditions.
All sales are EFT and we do not accept cash.
Everything you need for skiing and snowboarding in Tasmania, including skis, snowboards, toboggans and winter clothing can be hired from the Ben Lomond Alpine Resort BASE at the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road.
Read our full snow report and check lift status by following the link below.
Cross Country Skiing
There are two cross country ski routes, which are also used as walking routes in the summer.
Please note these areas are not covered by Ski Patrol. They are not groomed XC trails, but are marked by snow poles.
• Carr Villa to Alpine Village
This walk takes approximately 1.5 hours one way with steep gradients up the side of the plateau. The route takes you up onto the plateau and then along the plateau to the highest point. See Summer/Hiking >
• Alpine Village to Little Hell
When the snow is deep it is possible to XC ski to many areas that are not marked trails. The plateau is ~13km x 7km and thus offers a significant XC opportunity in optimum conditions. See Summer/Hiking >
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.
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.
- Stay in control and avoid other people and hazards.
- Use appropriate protective equipment, especially helmets, to minimise the risk of injury.
- You must have the ability to use each lift safely. If in doubt ask the lift attendant.
- Obey all signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails and areas.
- It is your responsibility to avoid and give way to people below and beside you.
- Do not stop where you are not visible from above or where you obstruct a trail.
- Before starting downhill, or merging into a trail, look uphill and give way to others.
- Use care to prevent runaway snowboards.
- If you are involved in or see an accident, alert and identify yourself to Resort Staff.
- 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.