Ben Lomond Tasmania, small camping area one kilometre inside the Ben Lomond Ski Park boundary, several kilometres below the mountain’s summit. The camping Tasmania area Ben Lomond has 6 unpowered sites that are suitable for tents or campervans – there is a flush toilet, drinking water and a lookout. The Ben Lomond camping area also has a shelter to provide relief from the rain, sleet or snow. There are no other camping facilities in the Ben Lomond National Park. Bush camping is permitted anywhere in the National Park but not within 500 metres of any road – no dogs are permitted. It is recommended that campers carry a fuel stove. Ben Lomond is imposing and its’ precipitous cliffs are visible over much of the northern midlands of Tasmania, including from the Northern Tasmanian city of Launceston where its snow-capped peaks are a feature during winter. The plateau on Ben Lomond is app.14 kilometres long, 6 kilometres wide and is over 1300 metres in height. A summit on the plateau named Legges Tor is the second-highest point in Tasmania at 1572 metres high. Ben Lomond is the only Skifield in northern Tasmania, and one of only 2 in the state. The skifield on Ben Lomond is Tasmania’s only downhill skiing area and offers some of the facilities expected of a contemporary skifield. For the latest snow reports during the ski season, see http://www.skibenlomond.com.au/. Ben Lomond is located some 50 kilometres south-east of Launceston. Access to Ben Lomond is via the C401 and is located app. 13 kilometres south from the small rural town of Upper Blessington. The Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel operates a licensed restaurant and 6 accommodation units, and one suitable for the disabled. It is important to note that the drive up Jacobs Ladder to the skifield at Ben Lomond is very challenging, being a steep switchback road. Snow Chains must be carried June–Sept by all vehicles.