December 13, 2011
Strictly speaking, this isn't Launceston - but you guessed that already. Ben Lomond is, however, an important mountain to Launcestonians (whether they realise it or not). It's an important part of the water catchment for Launceston and the northern midlands, and during winter it's the only developed skifield - marginal though it may be - within an hour's drive of the city.
It's also an incredibly beautiful place to go for a walk, if you fancy that sort of thing. Me, I like the quiet up there during summer.