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“A great day in the snow” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Lomond Ski Resort

Ben Lomond Ski Resort
Ben Lomond National Park, Tasmania 7249, Australia
03 6390 6116
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Ranked #217 of 305 Activities in Tasmania
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Activities: Skiing
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Derby
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great day in the snow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We decided to go up to Ben Lomond for the first time since living in Tassie (6 years). It was bitterly cold with a very strong wind, but we had a ball. The pub had simple but very tasty fare, and the staff and owner in particular were extremely friendly and more than willing to have a chat, despite being busy. The shuttle bus driver couldn't have been more helpful. All in all, a great, fun day that didn't cost the earth. (There is a park entry fee).

Visited August 2012
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Launceston, Australia
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344 reviews 344 reviews
217 attraction reviews
Reviews in 142 cities Reviews in 142 cities
569 helpful votes 569 helpful votes
“Climb the ladder its worth the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Ben Lomond National Park is an hours drive from Launceston. The final 17 kms are dirt road and climb. It is a straight forward drive through bush until you reach Jacobs Ladder. This is a steep road with switchbacks and hairpin turns and hardly no safety barrier. It is short but challenging drive but at the top is a short boardwalk to a fantastic viewpoint over the valley below. It can be icy cold even in the middle of summer.
A littrle further on is the skiing village. In summer your options are limited as there are no facilities and few marked walking tracks. We followed the snowpoles and scrambled up and down some hills and although there was some nice views they could not compare to the lookout at the top of Jacobs Ladder.
We have heard that in winter this doubles as Tasmanias primary ski slopes.

Visited December 2011
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Canberra, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“A Dream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have been wanting to drive up Jacob's Ladder to Ben Lomond for many years, and it was even more exciting that I expected. The road is treacherous, and although plenty of 2WDs make the journey, I'd be very nervous without the extra traction an extra pair of drive wheels provides. Of course, they're no benefit on the way down!
Of course, it's the scenery that people come for in the summer, and it's spectacular. I've seen plenty of photos over the years, but they don't do it justice. It is breathtaking. We didn't stay, but he resort looks very accommodating.

Visited January 2012
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