Ski Areas in Australia

-Home to 10 ski areas of varying sizes all of which can be found in the Southeastern corner of the country in the territories of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. All of the ski areas are subject to fragile freezing levels due to relatively low base altitudes, and quality of snow conditions can vary wildly season to season. Most areas are very scenic and reside within the boundaries of National Parks.

Ben Lomond (TAS)

Resort Classification: (Class 2) Small

Founded in 1929 by the Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club, the Ben Lomond Ski Area is the oldest and largest ski area on the Australian Island of Tasmania.

The ski area is located inside of the Ben Lomond National Park and offers both lift served Alpine skiing via a series of 7 t-bars and pomas and also has Nordic skiing available.

The base area has a public lodge, tavern, and rentals building, along with several buildings owned by the local ski clubs.


Famous For:

-Famous for, well, skiing in Tasmania. Quite a unique experience. Ben Lomond is on of only 2 ski areas in Tasmania and is the island’s largest ski area.


Infamous For:

-Low snow totals with sporadic storms and warming periods that cause freezing levels to rise.

-No chairlifts of any kind, only surface tows.


Closest town with lodging:

The closest town with lodging for this ski area is: Slopeside lodging is present at the ski area through The Rover Club housing rental. 


Closest City with An Airport:

The closest major city with a commercial airport for this ski area is: Hobart International Airport is 233km to the South via B-1.


Season Pass Reciprocation:

Ben Lomond has no known season pass reciprocation and is not a part of any ski alliance.

Mtn stats



Base Elevation: 1,460m

Peak Elevation: 1,570m

Vertical Drop: 110m

Skiable Acreage: 99

Annual Snowfall: 155cm

Number of Trails: 8


Terrain Stats



Beginner Terrain: 37%

Intermediate Terrain: 50%

Advanced  Terrain: 13%

Expert Terrain: 00%

Av. Opening Date: Early Jul

Av. Closing Date: Late Sept


Chair Lifts



Low Speed Doubles: 0

Low Speed Triples: 0

Low Speed Quads: 0

High Speed Quads: 0

High Speed 6 Packs: 0

High Speed 8 Packs: 0


Other Lifts


Half Day

Rope Tows: 0

Magic Carpets: 0

T-Bar / Pomas: 7

Gondolas / Trams: 0

Chondolas: 0

Snow Cats: 0




Pomas and T-bars servicing the entire ski area.

  • Snow Making
  • Night Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Nordic Trails
  • Backcountry Gates
  • Uphill Traffic Allowed



Foot vertical drop for downhill skiing.

  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Snowboarding Allowed
  • Small Terrain Park
  • Big Terrain Park



Of only two ski areas on the island of Tasmania.

  • Slopeside Lodging
  • Free Parking
  • RV Camping Allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Cell Service
  • Pass Reciprocation

This chart represents the different difficulties of terrain.

Beginner Runs


Intermediate Runs


Advanced Runs


Expert Runs



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SNow life ratings system.

Below is a series of ratings for this ski resort that is based upon the opinion of skiers and snowboarders directly associated with the Snow Life network of web pages. These ratings are based on personal experience from us actually going there and shredding it up. If an NR appears instead of the rating, it means we haven’t shred there yet, but rest assured, it’s on the list!!! Ratings are from 1-10, with 1 being poor, and 10 being the best.

sl rating:   NR




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Resort hours and location

Below are the operating hours for the lift system during the Winter Season according to this ski resort.


Ben Lomond Rd, Ben Lomond TAS 7212, Australia

Weekdays: 9am – 4pm

Weekends: 9am – 4pm

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