Conference Venue

Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club, Ben Lomond, Tasmania.


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  • Early Delegate (before 12 April) $120.00
  • Standard Delegate (after 12 April) $140.00

Registration includes:

Conference Session and Talks

  • Friday – Nibbles and Dinner – Sponsored by NTAC
  • Saturday – Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Saturday – AASHA Dinner
  • Sunday – Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Sunday – Excursion


Please email NTAC directly at

Accommodation Options

Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club

You can book accommodation at NTAC when registering for the conference. All accommodation at NTAC is for Friday and Saturday night and includes linen and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Accommodation Options:

  • NTAC Shared Room – Per Person (Double Bed) – $85 per person
  • NTAC Shared Room – Per Person (Single Bed) – $85 per person
  • NTAC Shared Room – Per Person (Ladies Room) – $85 per person
  • NTAC Shared Room – Sole Use of a Shared Room – $400 includes up to four people. Additional people $85 per person.
  • NTAC Manager’s Room – Two People – $270 – One Room Only. BOOKED

Tasmanian Rover Ski Club

Click the following link to book conference accommodation at the Tasmanian Rover Ski Club. Details and costs will be on their page.

Booking can be made via their website:

NTAC are not managing the accommodation at Rovers. If you book at Rovers and have questions, contact them at 03 6390 6161 or

Launceston City

Launceston is a 45-minute drive from the Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club and has a wide range of accommodation options.

Sharing Driving / Accommodation

Contact Shann Turnbull <>:

  • Share rental car costs to travel from Launceston to Ben Lomond on Friday evening and return to Launceston airport Sunday 5 pm. Arriving at the airport from Sydney on Virgin flight VA1092 Thursday 4.20 pm May 2.
  • Share apartment we have booked at the Adina Motel Luanceston
  • Join us to visit the Agfest event near Carrick Friday am May 3 – two people.


Friday 3 May 2019 – Arrival, Registration & Welcome Gathering
5.30 PM Conference Reception and Welcome
Venue: Norther Tasmanian Alpine Club, Village Rd, Ben Lomond

  • On arrival, delegates will be able to register and pick up their conference bags
  • First drink free – Further drinks at bar prices
  • Nibbles with drinks – followed by a hearty soup and bread
    Sponsored by NTAC
6.00 PM Introduction and welcome – Greg Rowlings (NTAC President)
6.10 PM Welcome to delegates – Genevieve Fahey (AASHA Chair)
6.15 PM Announcement of conference arrangements – Jamie Lawrence (NTAC Committee)
Saturday 4 May 2019 – AASHA Conference
Venue: Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club, Village Rd, Ben Lomond (main room)
8.30 – 9.00 AM Registration/ Pick up Conference bag
9.00 – 9.10 AM Conference Welcome – Greg Rowlings (NTAC President)
9.10 – 9.20 AM Welcome by AASHA President – Genevieve Fahey (AASHA President)
9.20 – 9.30 AM Greg Rowlings (NTAC President) to introduce and acknowledge speakers:

  • Stan Matuszek – PWS Northern Tasmania
  • Roger Nutting – Mountain Huts Preservation Society
  • Ambrose Canning – Tasmanian Alpine Enthusiast
  • Ken Dawes – Tasmanian Alpine Historian
  • Robert Tilley – NTAC Committee Member and Geologist
  • Tony Gardner – Ben Lomond Living Treasure
  • David Harvey – Author of “The Ben Lomond Story” & NTAC Member
  • Kathy Petrovsky – NTAC Life Member
  • Graeme Holloway – Ben Lomond Commercial Pioneer
9.30 – 10.00 AM ‘Ben Lomond – A Brief History’ – Graeme Holloway
10.00 – 11.00 AM ‘Mountain Huts of Ben Lomond’ – Roger Nutting
11.00 – 11.15 AM Group Photograph – Outside the “Freds”
11.15 – 11.45 AM MORNING TEA – NTAC Main Room
11.45 – 12.30 PM “Ben Lomond – The Early Years ’35-65” – Ambrose Canning
12.30 – 1.30 PM LUNCH – NTAC Main Room
1.30 – 2.00 PM

Flora and Fauna of Ben Lomond – Stan Matuszek (PWS)

& Geological Talk – John McDougall

2.00 – 3.00 PM “Skiing fashions through the ages” – Ken Dawes
3.00 – 3.10 PM 2020 AASHA Conference
Presentation by Falls Creek Historical Society – Karen SMythe
3.10 – 4.00 PM Area Reports – Genevieve Fahey – AASHA President
Each report restricted to 5 minutes and to cover prior 12 months
4.00 – 4.30 PM AFTERNOON TEA
4.30 – 5.00 pm AASHA Annual General Meeting – Genevieve Fahey – AASHA President
AASHA Conference Dinner 
6.00 PM

  • NTAC Multipurpose Room
  • Tasmanian Alpine History Exhibition
  • Drinks available for purchase
6.30 PM Welcome – NTAC President
6.45 PM Adjourn upstairs for dinner
7.30 PM “Jacob’s Ladder” – Shann Turnbull & Graeme Holloway
8.00 PM Guest Speaker – Tony Gardner and Shann Turnbull
“Little Hell and the 1955 Australian Championships”
Sunday 5 May 2019 – AASHA Field Trip
Venue: Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club, Village Rd, Ben Lomond (main room)
Excursions are planned to complement the Saturday presentations and to provide delegates with an insight into the development of skiing in the area.
8.00 AM Group to depart with Robert Tilley
9.00 AM Other groups to depart with respective leaders
11.30 – 12 PM MORNING TEA – NTAC Main Room
12.30 – 2.00 PM “Open discussion on the History of Ben Lomond”
– facilitated by NTAC Members (David Harvey & Kathy Petrovsky)
2.00 – 3.00 PM LUNCH – NTAC Main Room
3.00 PM Farewell – Genevieve Fahey – AASHA President & Greg Rowlings – NTAC President
3.15 PM Departure

Excursion Options:

a) Walk to the various summit huts with Ambrose Canning (Dumitchmill)
b) Walk through the Ben Lomond Village and Ken Dawes
c) Drive to Carr Villa and examine original huts (wet weather option)
d) Expedition to Little Hell with Robert Tilley (for the adventurous)

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