TASMANIAN ROVER SKI CLUB

A High Quality Ski Lodge in Tasmania's Premier Ski Village at Ben Lomond National Park.
The lodge "Rovers Retreat" has family friendly rooms with ensuites.
Dining and lounge areas offer self-catering facilities for members and guests.
The lodge is located just 160m along Village Road.
The "Summit" T-bar ski-lift is just outside our upper level rear door.
 
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Location

The lodge "Rovers Retreat" is located within the Ben Lomond National Park, just an hour from Launceston and 3 hours from Hobart. There is abundant parking in the car park, and the lodge is just 160m along Village Road. The "Summit" T-bar ski-lift is just outside our upper level rear door.

Facilities

"Rovers Retreat" has high quality family friendly rooms with ensuites. Dining and lounge areas offer self-catering facilities for members and guests. The standard ensuite rooms sleep up to 5 (double bunk + rollaway single bed), however larger rooms are available. Rooms are fully heated; bottom sheets, pillows & pillow slips are supplied. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

  • Modern Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry
  • Cooler room
  • Gas stoves/ovens
  • Pans & Utensils
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Spacious Dining rooms
  • Spacious Lounge Areas
  • Drying Room
  • Telstra Mobile Booster

Winter Rates

The lodge has closed for the 2021 season.

Bookings for the 2022 season will open in March 2022.

Large Groups should enquire in January 2022.

1st Weekend July to 3rd Weekend September 2021

Individuals wishing to stay with the Tasmanian Rover Ski Club, must become Affiliate Members, which is an additional cost of $1 per person.
Per Night Rates Friday to Saturday Sunday to Thursday
  Peak Season
30/7 to 4/9
Shoulder Season
All Other Dates
All Snow Season
Family Rate $225 $210 $180
Standard Rate $225 $210 $180
Additional Adult $75 $70 $70
Addition Child $50 $45 $45
Family Rate is for sole use of a Standard Ensuite Room by up to 4 Persons (max 2 Adults, max 3 Children)
Standard Rate is for sole use of a Standard Ensuite Room by up to 3 Persons
Larger Rooms accommodating 6 or 8 are also available.

Group Bookings

Large Groups can enquire via the Group Booking page.
School rates are available on request. Please contact the club via the Enquiry form for more information.

Booking Conditions

  • Children are between 4 and 18 years. Infants are up to 3 years and accommodation is free (affiliate membership required) if you supply their bedding.
  • Linen & bedding hire is available when booking at a rate of $25 per adult and $15 per child per stay.
  • Payment of the entire accommodation fee is required to confirm Booking.
  • Cancellation of booking greater than 30 days ahead of the booking - 50% of fee returned.
  • Cancellation of booking less than 30 days ahead of the booking - no refund.
  • It is recommended that you take out travel insurance which covers your costs should you need to cancel your accommodation.
  • Please refer to our Cancellation Policy and Extenuating Circumstances Policy for full details.

Summer Rates – October to June

The lodge is normally closed as a venue out of the ski season. However, with prior notice we may be able to offer self-catering accommodation for groups and organisations. The lodge has a comfortable sleeping capacity of 66 persons, however larger groups can be accommodated. A minimum nightly fee will be applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ben Lomond National Park is located 54km south east of Launceston. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Launceston to the top of the mountain, or 3 hours from Hobart. There is no public transport to Ben Lomond.
The lodge can be found in the ski village at the top of the mountain. At the top of the carpark there is road to the right, look for the large four-story lodge 160m along the road, with an “R” on the wall.
As the lodge is located within the Ben Lomond National Park, all visitors are required to have a current Parks Pass (details here: parks.tas.gov.au/entry-fees). Passes can be purchased online before arrival.
If you drive past the lower car park between June and October, you must carry snow chains and will be required to fit them to your vehicle when the weather or a park ranger dictates. Anti-freeze and diesel anti-waxing agent are also recommended. Chains are not available for hire at the mountain, and fuel is not available.
Chain hire may be available from AutoBarn Launceston 03 6334 5601.
To check the road conditions contact PWS Ben Lomond Road Update on 0429 646 557.
For information on obtaining and fitting snow chains please see BenLomond.org.au/chains-a-must-bring
Alternatively, during snow season there is usually a shuttle bus operating from the lower car park to the top of the mountain.
During snow season, Ben Lomond Snow Sports usually operate a shuttle bus between 9:00am and 4:30pm from the lower car park to the top of the mountain. Details are available at Tasmania.ski. Please note that at times this service may not operate due to circumstances outside Rovers control.
There is no public transport from Launceston or Hobart to Ben Lomond.
The TRSC lodge is a family style hostel. Check in is from 4pm and check out at 10am. Luggage can be stored prior to check in or after check out if required. We generate our own power and work on a battery inverter system which provides power 24/7. We ask you to refrain from bringing small electrical appliances like hair dryers/straighteners as they can affect our capacity to keep power available. The lodge is centrally heated via a hot water hydronic system with gas heating in communal areas.
Standard rooms have a double bunk bed with an optional rollaway single bed, the 6 person room has a double bunk bed and a single bunk bed, and the 8 person room has two double bunk beds. All our bedrooms have their own ensuite, enabling families to have their own private space.
As a hostel we provide bottom sheet, pillow and pillow case and you bring your own sleeping bags and towels (including hand towels and bath mats). Full linen (including quilt, towel, bath mat & hand towel) is available to hire at time of booking.
As this is hostel style accommodation, everyone is required to clean their rooms prior to departure. Instructions can be found on the back of the bedroom door and cleaning supplies are provided.
As a hostel we provide all the equipment including pots and pans, you just need to bring your own food to self-cater. Shared fridges are available, but not freezers (frozen items can be put in the snow). Kitchen and common areas are to be cleaned after each use. Remember, other people have to use these areas so please be as courteous as possible. The closest shopping centre to purchase supplies is Launceston. There are no restaurants, pubs, shops, or petrol stations on the mountain so please remember to bring all your meal supplies with you including beverages.
All rubbish & recycling must be removed from the mountain, so please try to minimise the amount you generate. If you can take your rubbish & recycling back home with you, it would be greatly appreciated.
Snow Sports operates a small cafe during the day (when they are open) for hot snacks and drinks. The only pub on the Mountain burnt down in May 2018.
You must supply your own bedding for infants, or use the existing bedding in the room - no additional bedding can be supplied. Infants must also become Affiliate Members, and you must select the Infant Affiliate Fee under Extra's when booking the room.
There is limited mobile service on the mountain. However, if you are with Telstra we have a Telstra aerial and booster system in the lodge allowing good signal throughout the building, weather dependant. We do not have Wi-Fi available, however if you are with Telstra you can use your own hot spot.
Lift pass costs and lift operating information is available from Ben Lomond Ski Lifts, please see their website BenLomondSkiLifts.com.au . Lift passes are available for sale on the mountain from the Ben Lomond Ski Lifts ticket hut, credit card facilities are usually available. Rovers are unable to provide information on lift operations.
Ski / Snowboard and other equipment hire is available from Ben Lomond Snow Sports. You will need to contact them directly to make arrangements. Details are on their website: Tasmania.ski
You will need to become an Affiliate Member to be able to stay at the lodge. This is a $1 fee per person, and it will be added to your accommodation cost automatically. If you are interested in becoming a Full Member (part-owner) please email Secretary@RoverSkiClub.com for information.
Our online booking system (click the orange Check Availability button) shows all our availability. If all rooms are showing as Sold on a particular date then we do not have any availability. Unfortunately our booking officer cannot magically create rooms (yes, we did check) and only has access to the availability shown on our booking system. If standard rooms are sold out, and only a large room is remaining, then you will need to pay the higher price for the large room if you wish to stay on that date.

Enquiries

The lodge has closed for the 2021 season.

Bookings for the 2022 season will open in March 2022.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before enquiring. Thank you.
Please note that we are not a commercial operation, we are a club run by volunteers.
It may take time for us to respond to your query, we appreciate your patience.

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    Phone: 03 6349 1100 Please email using the above form unless urgent.
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