Skiing the Apple Isle
Ben Lomond National Park
Ben Lomond ski resort in Tasmania is the premier ski resort, what a place! The spectacular alpine scenery within the National Park is worth the trip.
The Ben Lomond National Park Travel is about one hour from Launceston, and three or more hours Hobart. If you are driving, just remember there is NO fuel available on the mountain.
The area covers some 16,527 hectares and has Tasmania's second-highest peak.
The ski village facilities are on the Ben Lomond plateau. The Village is set at the foot of the ski slopes and the ski runs are not as steep or fast as some of those in other resort, however the lack of crowds, the stunning scenery and the diverse wildlife make this a memorable alpine experience. Cross-country skiing and snowboarding are very popular.
You will find there are three T-Bars and four Poma lifts helping provide affordable skiing for the beginner to intermediate skier. During the ski season a shuttle bus service runs from the snowline to the top car park. You will need an entry pass, these can be purchased at the park entry or at the Creek Inn. Worth a look!
CHECK CURRENT BEN LOMOND WEATHER
Mt Mawson, Mt Field National Park
A great place to visit and enjoy your next winter skiing holiday, Tasmania is one of the prettiest places on earth. While the facilities are basic, the price makes up for it and it is never crowded. Mount Mawson is located within the Mount Field National Park. If you take the drive you will be on the road for about one and half hours and that's from Hobart city.
You will find the skiing areas are at an altitude of about 1250m and the area regularly receives reasonable consistent snow cover. There are three 'nutcracker' rope tows and one small surface lift in the beginner's area, which is free, beginners are well catered for here. Tow belts for use with the rope tows can be hired on the mountain. The tows can be accessed from the car park.
Two of the rope tows are intermediate standard, one is advanced standard. Roadway tow is the steepest serviced ski area in Tasmania.
Everyone is catered for, intermediates and the more advance or expert skiers and snowboarders. Cross-country skiing is excellent, with beautiful high-level routes around tarns to huts. There are spectacular views over the south-west Tasmanian wilderness and you will find one of the steepest runs in the country there.
Just be aware that the snow conditions do vary a great deal so check it out before you go.
CHECK CURRENT MOUNT MAWSON/MOUNT FIELD WEATHER
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