BEN Lomond was just one spot Tasmanians took advantage of the state's big snowfall yesterday.
Families and school groups were overjoyed as the snowline statewide dropped to about 400 metres, however, for motorists in some parts it proved a nightmare.
Several roads, particularly in the Central Highlands and West Coast, were closed or affected by thick snow and ice including Highland Lakes Road, Poatina Road and the Murchison Highway.
Riverside High and Launceston Christian school students headed to Ben Lomond's snow-covered slopes for a day-long excursion of skiing, snowboarding and, of course, snowball fights.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Anna Sorrest said the snowline would remain around 600 metres in the South and between 800 and 900 metres in the North throughout this week.
Ulverstone mother Bettina Moore spent the day playing in the snow with her children Jack, 12, Reuben, 8, and Cayden, 7.
``The hardest part of skiing is going down the hills and trying to stay on your feet,'' Jack said.
Cayden added: ``It's great fun''.
Snow fell most of yesterday afternoon and up to three lifts could operate on Ben Lomond today.
Roads have been cleared to the Ben Lomond village, but all vehicles must carry chains.
A warning for icy roads has been issued for the state this morning and drivers are asked to drive to the conditions.
For the latest road alerts visit www.police.tas.gov.au.