Snow Report Ben Lomond 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

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Jun 20, 2011
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Alpine Enterprises website now has a banner saying that the business is under offer. Anyone got any wisdom on how this may impact 2021 season? Good, bad or otherwise....
 

almontyrat

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Alpine Enterprises website now has a banner saying that the business is under offer. Anyone got any wisdom on how this may impact 2021 season? Good, bad or otherwise....
No Idea from a business sense sorry. TBH you would have to be bonkers to buy that business. Due to covid and an extremely poor snow season last year, they managed to run 1 tow for 1 day for the whole season, not exactly a money making enterprise. With so little capacity to make snow or even farm out the sporadic natural between the rocks it really is skiing in desperation. The Ben can be great fun when there is masses of snow but I fear those events are so few and far between as to be untenable.
 

almontyrat

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The Alpine Enterprises website (such that it is) has a banner saying that the business is under offer and that hand over is imminent. Mind you it was last updated on 18th June. If they get a big dump, they better be ready to get things rolling or the fleeting Tassie season may pass them by (or is it buy or even bye)....

UPDATE 18th June 2021

Welcome everyone to another Covid19 impacted Ben Lomond Snow Season. The safety of our Staff and Guests is paramount, and we will continue to follow all Tas. Gov. Public Health Guidelines.

We’d also like to welcome all the new people you’ll meet this year with both Ski Lifts and other Commercial ventures.

AE is nearing the completion of a Sale to an enthusiastic and experienced Group. We only await the final paperwork from the Landlord and they will be your new Operators for 2021, and offer all future Lifting on BL.

We will remain on site, looking after all our Infrastructure until the formal Transfer is completed, not far away.

Links from our Website and Instagram will be created between AE and the new Owners so you won’t miss a thing!

I wish you all a fantastic Season in 2021, and beyond!
 

almontyrat

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I am assuming that the "landlord" referred to in the above post is Parks. I wish all parties luck in negotiating an amicable and workable agreement. Having dealt with Parks in relation to skiing on Ben Lomond at various times over the years, Luck is certainly going to be required....
 
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