Ben Lomond Alpine Resort, Tasmania’s premier alpine skiing operations are located at the heart of Ben Lomond National Park. The park lies in the North Eastern part of Tasmania ~50km from the city of Launceston. Its comprised of densely forested foothills rising to an extensive dolerite plateau (13km x 7km) above 1200m in elevation, with a ski area above 1500m in the northern area of the park.

Its accessibility from Launceston, together with the existence of a ski village on the plateau make Ben Lomond an all year-round favourite for tourists and hikers. Access to the village and summit can be made via several walking tracks or via a 15km road with a small section at the end being a zig-zag road known as “Jacobs Ladder”. The spectacular ascent of Jacobs Ladder at Ben Lomond is quite possibly the most hair-raising and impressive alpine road in Tasmania (and potentially Australia). A series of switchbacks on the famous road creates a spectacular journey to a breathtaking destination. A lookout at the top of the ladder is another special feature that is only a two minute walk off the main village road.

Although Ben Lomond is a national park for all seasons, winter is Ben Lomond’s time to shine. Boasting Tasmania’s premier alpine ski area, Ben Lomond Alpine Resort, snow sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Those who prefer to take it easy can sip on a hot chocolate, while immersed in the ‘ski village’ atmosphere of this authentic Tasmanian winter wonderland.

When the snow melts, a spectacular alpine landscape is revealed and you’ll be in awe of the beauty of the dolerite rock columns set against stunning views. There are plenty of short and long walks and rock-climbing opportunities as well as mountain biking adventures. There is also an abundance of wildlife, and it is not uncommon to see several different species in a day (wombats, kangaroos, pademelons, quolls etc).

Ben Lomond National Park is one of Tasmania’s most diverse eco-tourism offerings that is sure to surprise and delight.

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