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Benlomond Bliss 2014

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by BenLomond Iceman, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    This nice cool southerly change"nice rain last night" got me thinking about the coming winter. any museings discussion , friendly banter, thoughts and ideas to do with Benlomond in 2014 season post in here .. i know a lot a people are using the Benlomond ski club , Benlomond creek inn and Benlomond snow sports as well as the various clubs with facebook pages ie NTAC , ROVERS etc for upto date info on the ben and snow conditions in recent years which is great for getting upto date info, We all would agree is,t sometimes difficult to get this accurate info when you want-need it ... Bring on the snow Huey !
     
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  2. Ben Lomond Brad

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    From Monday's Examiner
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    Mmm snow is a comin!
     
  4. sircrackerjc

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    Just checked Mawson cam- a lovely amount of April snow up there.
    Just when my Canada withdrawals had subsided too.
     
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    Mmm snow is a comin!
     
  6. BenLomond Iceman

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    Would defiantly have snowed nicely today up high , more on Saturday . Iceman does cometh .
     
  7. BenLomond Iceman

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    More nice autumn snow to cool down the rock due on Friday . It all helps
     
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  8. S-man

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    Would have to be a dusting atleast over the weekend
     
  9. BenLomond Iceman

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    Slim pickings for snowy weather of late .. fair way out but looks like we could see some snow next weekend - late sat into sunday to get us in the mood , Have heard on the mountain grapevine that the pub has been sold with the new owners taking over before the ski season !
     
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  10. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Alpine Enterprises have announced their lift process for Season 2014.
    ADULT (18-64) Day - $65 Afternoon (from 12.30) - $40
    SENIOR (65-69) Day - $50 Afternoon (from 12.30) - $35
    JUNIOR (13-17) Day - $45 Afternoon (from 12.30) - $30
    CHILD (7-12) Day - $30 Afternoon (from 12.30) - $20

    The young (Under 7) and the young at heart (70 and over) FREE

    School Groups of 10 or ...more
    SECONDARY Day - $35
    PRIMARY Day - $25

    For further information, re prices and operation, please contact Alpine Enterprises directly on 63906122
     
  11. Tasjez

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    Pricing will make some/most think twice about going to the Ben this year, particularly when half the time lifts (tow's) are either broken down or not open.
    Not sure it is the smartest move to raise the prices so much if they want to attract a regular crowd of skiers.
    Certainly makes $108 for mainland resort appear like good value, or for those of us who come from Hobart, the walk up the jeep track to Mawson for $30 perday!
     
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  12. BenLomond Iceman

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    can see a bit of snow on the ben from town this morning .. cooling those rocks down !
     
  13. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Rocks were being nicely cooled today with plenty if ice about and a few frozen potholes.
    A light dusting of snow across the mountain looked pretty this morning but mostly melted by this arvo.
     
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  14. S-man

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    Anyone want a crack at a prediction for this week?
    Im thinking if this low on monday/tuesday doesnt drift too far north the Ben could be in for a moderate dump with a cold week and possible light follow up falls to follow.
    Anyone know what its currently looking like up there, a snow cam would be great.
     
  15. Ben Lomond Brad

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    No snow at all at the moment.
    NTAC cams are up and running, snowsports and BLC/Rovers will be on line soon too.
     
  16. BenLomond Iceman

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    looking good for snow starting from late monday morning .. with snow in the forcast on and off all week there could be a fair bit up there by the end of next weekend
     
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  17. Been around a while

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    Thank you BenLomond Iceman and Ben Lomond Brad for your ongoing, positive and informative comments. I've been watching you for a number of years now.
     
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  18. BenLomond Iceman

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    We sure are getting dudded by these weather systems .. mainland gets 50+ cm & we get a dusting .! anyhow looking ok for snow maybe tonight and through too sunday ! .
     
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    finally getting some good snow on the ben .. has been snowing all day and should continue .. should look ok by tomorrow on top of the snow fall we got on wednesday
     
  20. BenLomond Iceman

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    alpine club has their snow cams up and running . you can see them on www.ntac.org.au
     
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  22. Tasjez

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    Fingers crossed, we might get 5-10cm tonight/tomorrow morning, which will restart building a base! then more follow up next week! there is hope yet.
     
  23. The BLC Inc.

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    Should be snowing up on the hill at the moment! Make sure you keep an eye on the ski.com.au Ben Lomond Report in the morning to see what eventuated!
     
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    Was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of snow cover levels on Ben at the moment ? I have looked at the NTSA web cam but it is hard to tell from the image.
     
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    Just noted on Ben Lomond Snow sports Facebook page that lift (a lift or lifts ?) will be running tomorrow. Any truth to this perhaps ???? Would be good if so.
     
  26. Ben Lomond Brad

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    It says on the snow report that the lifts are on hold and awaiting inspection. Does anyone know what this means for the chance of them running tomorrow? Would that mean ice build up inspection or mechanical inspection? I tried to call AE but no love.
     
  28. almontyrat

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    I think it refers to inspection of everything, ie, lift mechanism, snow cover on lift lines and cover on ski slopes. Really a determination of conditions and ability to run the lifts and ski slopes in general. Forecast is for less wind tomorrow but other than that, your guess is as good as any ones.
     
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    How is this season comparing to previous years at this juncture in the calender up on The Ben?
     
  30. Ben Lomond Brad

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    It is probably on par with most seasons. Mid July snow is nice, however can be rare.
    Unfortunately we didn't get the big freeze that we need prior to the start of the season to firm up the ground so that the snow will stick. It is still very damp under the snow in most places.
    The snow that was skied last week has held up surprisingly well and some cold nights and a top up of snow this week should start to see things moving again
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like I'm not getting my wish with getting back to Perisher this year:(..... however, the lady of the house has agreed to the idea of doing a trip to Tassie in September. We've never been there before and want to have a bit of a look around the place and something to do for our belated 30th. @Ben Lomond Brad what are my chances of finding a bit of POW at the Ben between the 6th & 13th September? I know it is a bit of a hit & miss affair at Ben Lomond in what I've found out so far but you never know your luck:D
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Seafm as good a chance as any of SNOW, however POW might be in short supply ;)
    It is cooling off again this week with some more snowfalls expected, we just need it to stay cool and for continual top ups, not warm days with mist to melt it all.

    An option would be to plan a 'rest day' in Launceston or surrounds, and if there is snow, you'll get a ski, and if not, there's still plenty to do in Launceston. PM me if you would like some more Tassie info :)
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're going to do a bit of research this week and pick up a few ideas. Probably drive up the east coast and return to Hobart down through the middle, still early days yet. By the way, on the Ben Lomond Facebook page, who the hell is "Flea"?
     
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    Flea (Felicity) and her husband Geoff on Ben Lomond Snow Sports, which is the Ski School and Hire company on the mountain.
     
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    Looks like a big week of snow making coming up. Overnight temps forecast to be well below zero for the next week!