Getting to Ben Lomond Mountain
The Ben Lomond Snow Fields are reached via the C401 Road 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 Satnavs, put in Upper Blessington and turn off onto Ben Lomond Road where the Ben Lomond signs indicate.
The turn off co-ordinates are -41.478216, 147.534700.
The Ben Lomond Snow Fields are located 18 kilometres up from the bitumen 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 Shuffle 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. If you do not have chains, please catch our Snow Sports Shuffle Bus.
Fuel is not available on the mountain.
Free car parking facilities are available at the Snow Sports Shuffle Bus stop and there is limited parking at the top.
BLSS Shuffle Bus
Phone (03) 6390 6185
Ben Lomond Snow Sports Shuffle Bus is located on the mountain 24/7.
We collect passengers from the Parks and Wildlife Service Registration area and drive them the last 7kms to the snow fields at the top car park at the base of the boardwalk. Remember, if you do not have chains for your car you have to catch the Shuffle Bus.
BLSS Shuffle Bus Stop
The Ben Lomond Snow Sports Shuffle Bus Stop is located 11km from the main bitumen road (c401) turnoff. The Shuffle Bus Stop is at the same place as the Parks and Wildlife booth. You can not miss it – big rocks in the middle of the road and orange bollards. Make sure you get your Parks Pass online here if you have not already done so.
Free Car Park
Free Car Parking is available just 5 metres past the Shuffle Bus Stop on the left hand side going up the mountain, or you can park on the roadside where it is safe.
The Shuffle Bus Stop has a sign with the landline number on it, if there is not a bus there please call us on landline 6390 6185 or mobile 0427 318 984 and we will come straight down to collect you.
The Shuffle Bus is $15 per person return, or $50 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children under 16 years)
The Shuffle Bus arrives at the top carpark, next to the boardwalk that goes up to our Ski and Snow Sports Hire, Café and Ski School business about a 50 metre walk. Come into Ben Lomond Snow Sports and we will look after the rest, hassle free.
Hire prices for all your ski needs can be found HERE.