The winter season usually starts around the beginning of July and closes late September.
The Alpine Village is located at the foot of the of the ski slopes and there are toboggan and snow play areas, downhill skiing and snowboarding.
The Snow Fields are reached via the C401 from Launceston. The trip takes about 1 hour 20 minutes travel time from Launceston or 3.5 hours from Hobart via the Midlands Heritage Highway. If you are using Google Maps or some Satnavs, put in upper Blessington and turn off where the Ben Lomond signs indicate.
The Snow Fields are 18 kilometres from the main road turnoff. The last seven kilometres of the road are subject to ice and snow. To that end it is a Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) regulation that if you are not catching the Ben Lomond Shuttle Bus you must carry chains and fit them if directed. This regulation is for both 2WD and 4WD vehicles.
Chains cannot be hired on the mountain but can be rented at Autobarn in Launceston (03 6334 5601) or Skigia in Hobart (03 6234 6688).
Fuel is not available on the mountain.
Free car parking facilities are available at the Shuttle Bus stop and there is limited parking at the top.
Shuttle Buses are located on the mountain 24/7. We collect from the Parks and Wildlife Service registration area and deliver you to the top car park at the base of the boardwalk. Call us on 03 6390 6185 if the bus is not there.
As the area is in a Tasmanian National Park there is a Park Entry Fee that is applicable when entering any National Park in Tasmania. This fee can be paid on entry at the Ben Lomond registration booth, or pre purchased at any Service Tasmania Outlet in the State. Please check on Parks & Wildlife Service website for details.
At Ben Lomond National Park only day passes or holiday passes can be purchased via self registration which requires correct change ($24 for a day pass or $60 for a holiday pass) so it is recommended that passes be purchased at any Service Tasmania location or online prior to arriving at the park.
Accommodation on Ben Lomond can be arranged by contacting any of the business listed below.
We do not have any accomodation, but can recommend:
The Rovers Ski Lodge
This is located in the Ski Village. Please check out the link for Rovers at roverskiclub.com.
Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club
This lodge is ideal for group bookings, schools, social clubs etc. www.ntac.org.au
Accommodation in Launceston
Balmoral on York - phone 03 6331 8000.
At Ben Lomond Snow Sports we have take-away food, hot snacks and coffees and drinks. Try our mountain hot chocolates, you won't forget them! On a good day you can sit outside and view all the action!