Ben Lomond will be stuck with an insulated shipping container for public shelter during the 2020 winter ski season, says Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.
A temporary shelter and toilet amenities were put in place after the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel and the public day shelter were gutted by a fire in May last year.
A Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson said documents were being prepared to secure an architect to design the new shelter and a multipurpose building.
They said construction on the shelter would begin in the 2020/21 summer season.
"It is not possible to rebuild the shelter over winter and therefore works will be scheduled to commence in late 2020," they said.
"The public shelter is planned for completion in May 2021.
"Planning has also commenced on the development of a multipurpose building.
"These new facilities will improve the visitor experience at Ben Lomond."
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A $400,000 carpark was opened in July, to accommodate 90 vehicles, at the base of the mountain and sections of the Summit Link Track were upgraded to improve visitor access and safety.
The Parks and Wildlife Service will construct a new toilet facility at the carpark in early 2020, with funding through the state government's Improving Statewide Visitor Infrastructure program.
The spokesperson said PWS worked closely with Tourism North Tasmania and other organisations to promote Ben Lomond as a visitor destination.
"While the national park attracts the majority of visitors in winter for snow activities, the mountain offers stunning walks, photography, a small campground and annual bike riding events and is promoted as year-round destination."