IS THERE A SHUFFLE BUS TIMETABLE?
No, The Shuffle Busses run in snow, ice and very adverse alpine conditions. To that end, the times are very weather and road conditions dependant. On a good clear run it takes about 20min per trip. There is a phone number on the Shuffle Bus Stop sign in the lower car park – please call 6390 6185 or 0427 318 984 if we are not there, and a bus will come down as quickly as possible to get you.
WHERE IS THE SHUFFLE BUS STOP?
Grid reference 41 30’23”S 147 37’33”E on Google Earth
11km up from the bitumen turnoff of the C401 main road, there are signs at the bottom at the intersection.
There is free car parking on the right hand side of the road. The Shuffle Bus then collects you from this point and takes you the further remaining 8 kilometres to the top.
All the Snow Sports Shuffle Busses are white Landcruiser Troop Carriers and all look the same.
WHAT ARE THE DAILY CONDITIONS?
Our season is Mid July to Mid September. Our Facebook and Instagram are updated daily during the season for weather forecast see following websites
DO I NEED CHAINS?
Every vehicle travelling past the BLSS Shuffle Stop MUST carry chains and fit when directed. The law requires you to do so
ALL vehicles, 4WD and 2WD, need to carry chains past the past the Shuffle Bus Stop. Parks and Wildlife Service check and turn people back if they do not have chains.
Not only do you have to carry the chains you have to know how to fit them correctly, to the driving wheels of your car, and know how to drive safely and confidently when the chains are on your vehicle.
Snow Sports Shuffle Bus operators do not offer a service of pulling cars trapped in snow, bogged in gutters or whatever snow hazards your car could come in contact with. Parks and Wildlife are not allowed to help retrieve vehicle from mishaps. There is also limited mobile reception on the road to the mountain, and all that can be done is usually message for a Tow Company to come and collect you.
DO YOU MAKE SNOW?
We sure do the conditions for snow making have to be just right. BLSS has 3 snow guns on Ben Lomond and use them when we can to top up the beginner and toboggan areas. We also own the groomer on the mountain we utilise this when possible to get the beginner areas in the best condition.
DO YOU HAVE EFTPOS?
Yes we have EFTPOS for our business. There are no ATM facilites on the mountain
WHAT ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE?
Ben Lomond Snow Sports recommend the following:
ON TOP OF BEN LOMOND
LAUNCESTON & SURROUNDS
DO YOU TAKE BOOKINGS?
Yes we do. To book a lesson contact us the day before, there may be spots avaliable on the day if your trip unplanned we will do our best to accomodate you
ARE THE LIFT/TOWS WORKING?
WHY CANT WE CONTACT YOU ON THE PHONE?
Sometimes we are just too busy to get to the phones, so a better option would be to email firstname.lastname@example.org or use Facebook Messenger https://www.facebook.com/BenLomondSnowSports/ and we will respond. Alternatively, calling after 5pm but before 8pm is another option.
HOW TO GET TO BEN LOMOND?
CLICK HERE for information on how to get to Ben Lomond by car. If we are available we may be able to pick up from Launceston please contact us
Don't have your own car?
We recommend using Discover Tasmania Tours ,offering private Snow Tours, to get you to the Mountain
ARE HOT FOOD & DRINKS AVAILABLE?
We have take-away food, hot snacks and coffees and drinks. There is a large balcony outside our cafe that you can sit on and enjoy watching the action on the snow.
Please do not consume BYO food or drinks within the BLSS building. Ask our staff about the public day shelters
The ski school is located within the Snow Sports building offering lessons in skiing and boarding.
MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE
With the installation of a booster at our premises, there is good TELSTRA coverage in the immediate vicinity of the Ben Lomond Snow Sports building, however coverage from all other service providers is very sketchy if any.
Please do not rely on your phone for transferring money etc.
ARE THERE ANY JOB VACANCIES?
There are no current vacancies