Ski & Board Surrey's Snow News
25th March 2014
Online Shop's Customer Feedback Email
We love hearing back from our customers, whether its good, bad or suggestive, its all about improvement and pushing the bar. Today we heard back from Amanda, one of our online customers from NT going to Japan on a ski holiday. Here's what she had to say:
Hi TJ and Monica,
In addition to the survey, I just wanted to pass on my grateful thanks for all the help I received when purchasing gear for out recent Japan trip. Your professional advice regarding the purchases and also about Niseko was greatly appreciated. We had a fantastic holiday in Niseko- so much beautiful snow!!!!! We loved all the gear we bought from you, it’s a shame we can’t put it to better use here in the Northern Territory!!!!
11th February 2014
2014 Victorian Interschools Championships dates to remember
The 2014 Subaru Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships will be hosted at Mt Buller in August 2014.
Mon 28th of July Cross Country event entries and lift ticket orders close
Sun 10th of August Cross Country events all divisions Mt Buller
Mon 11th of August Skiing and Snowboard event entries and lift ticket orders close
Mon 25-31st of August Skiing and Snowboard events Mt Buller
Mon 11th of August Victorian Interschools Multiclass Event entries and lift ticket
Wed 27th of August Victorian Interschools Multiclass Event
Divisions 5 and 4 will compete from Monday to Wednesday and divisions 3,2 and 1 will compete from Thursday to Sunday
All competitor and team manager lift passes must be purchased via the online entry system by the event entry closure date. No competitor or team manager lift passes will be available after the event entry closure dates.
The dates for the 2014 Subaru Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships are as follows:
Sun Aug 10 Victorian Cross Country
Mon Aug 25-Sun 31 Victorian Alpine, Snowboard and Mogul events
Div 5 and 4 Monday to Wednesday. Div 3, 2 and 1 Thursday to Sunday
Wed Sept 10- Sun 14 Australian Interschools Perisher NSW
More information can be found at Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships
11th Februsary 2014
Falls Creek & Mount Hotham have a fantastic Sochi deal on offer for a limited time only...
Go Sochi! Give Yourself a High Five...
To celebrate the Aussie team's efforts, we're giving everyone a High Five with the 5 day any day pass, valid at Hotham AND Falls Creek on SUPER sale for just $399 via the Hotham and Falls Creek eStores.
Be quick! This offer is on sale NOW until 23 February ONLY. Stay tuned to www.snowpass.com.au to purchase the most flexible pass you'll get this year.
29th January 2014
Douchebags Wheelie Ski Bags and Wheelie Snowboard Bags ISPO winner product of the year in the bags ski segment
Douchebags Wheelie Ski or Snowboard Bags have won ISPO's Best Product of the Year in the Ski Bags/Backpacks segment. Quite an achievement for such a young company! Sales in our store are certainly mirroring this achievement and we are continuing to order more as they fly off the shelves. Compact, light and durable, these bags are a mile high better than their douchey name suggests! Check them out here http://www.skiandboard.com.au/index.php/bags/wheelie-bags/the-douchebag-2-0.html
8th July 2013
Weekend Feedback from Ski & Board Surrey - Thanks Bridget!
Comment: Hi there, I bought some 2nd hand snowboard pants today and just want to thank you and your staff so much for your support. I tried on about 6 pairs both new and 2nd hand and the staff member who helped me was so knowledgable, really fantastic service. Cheers, Bridget.
7th June 2013
Get CASHED UP this season at Falls!
Fancy a spot of dinner? On-mountain Ski Hire? How about a scenic Helicopter flight? Use your Falls Creek Cash for big $$$ savings on these and a whole lot of other activities, products and services in the Village.
Every vehicle that purchases Resort Entry at Falls Creek in Season 2013 will be given a Falls Creek Cash voucher booklet that gives over $250 worth of savings. Resort Entry Season Pass holders are also cashed up - booklets will arrive by post or available alternatively for pickup at the Visitor information Centre.
Vouchers range from $5 to $40 and can be used towards the cost of their specific offer. Simply tear out the vouchers, keep them in your wallet and cash in on selected deals at participating Falls Creek businesses. Falls Creek Cash is a great way to reduce the strain on your purse whilst on holiday and get great value for money. The best part is – your booklet is completely FREE! Over $250 worth of savings for nothing? That’s the ticket to real value at the snow this season!
For more information call the Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5758 1202(03) 5758 1202
6th June 2013
Vital GoPro Update!!!!
The latest filmware - Hero3 - is now available from the GoPro website. It must be downloaded and installed to prevent any difficulties and failures. On behalf of GoPro, we thank you for your participation and patience throughout this process.
3rd June 2013
Falls Creek and Mt Hotham Snow Pass!
With only five sleeps to go until opening weekend, we’re kicking off the start of the 2013 snow season in style with the introduction of Snow Pass – a fully automated, reloadable access card for all your lift ticket, lesson and equipment hire purchases!
Your Snow Pass card is just $3 and is available from the Falls Creek and Hotham eStores, where it can be loaded and reloaded with all your snow needs. Your Snow Pass works at Hotham and Falls Creek, giving you access to two resorts and 775 hectares of terrain.
Your Snow Pass gives you the power to reload your lift passes online, bypass ticket queues and get on the snow faster. Better yet, when you register your Snow Pass you can purchase your lift passes online in advance and be eligible for some fantastic discounts and can take advantage of the following benefits:
- Save 15% when you buy your lift pass 14 days in advance – you can save $90 on a 7 day lift pass
- Save 10% when you buy 7 days in advance
- Five day any day adult lift pass, available all season long, for $499 – just $92 a day
- Adult 2 day weekend pass $199
- Reload your pass anywhere and anytime it suits
- Save money by buying tickets in advance
- Save time by avoiding the ticket office and getting straight on the lifts
- Be safe – if your Snow Pass is lost or stolen, we can replace it with a new Snow Pass loaded with everything your old Snow Pass had on it for only $3
Snow Pass offers flexibility and convenience to skiers and riders all season long. Multiday discounts are back too – so the more you ski or board this season, the more you save.
To complement your Snow Pass access, we’ve been busy installing new scanning gates on key access chairlifts over Summer. This mirrors the streamlined systems used by top ski resorts around the world and is designed to get you onto the snow sooner. We look forward to seeing you on-mountain so you can enjoy this new experience at Hotham and Falls Creek in Victoria.
Head to www.snowpass.com.au to find out more about Snow Pass – your ticket to everything you need to enjoy a day, or many days, at the snow this season.
16th May 2013
Mt Baw Baw Resort Entry Permits are now online!
It's just over 3 weeks til the beginning of the snow season...now is the time to start thinking about purchasing your resort entry - so you have more time on the snow when you arrive!
Winter 2013 resort entry permits are available ONLINE with our NEW quick, easy and secure system.
The pre-purchase system allows you more time on the snow and no more queuing down at the gate! (remember those days?)
Day permits can be purchased via Alpine Easy Access prior to arriving at Mt Baw Baw. Season Entry Permits are also available and provide great value if you are planning to visit the resort for an extended period of time.
Please take the time to consider which option offers the best value for you!
The Alpine Easy Access website is optimized for mobile phone / tablet usage, so if you forget to buy online before you leave home you can still purchase online on your smart phone in our free wifi zone in the village!
Know the dates you are visiting us? Buy your Resort Entry online now... www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au
Call 03 5165 113603 5165 1136 if you have any questions
Also, the Mt Baw Baw 2013 Visitor Guide is hot off the press, looking fresher than ever and is now available to download from our website. Everything you need to know about Mt Baw Baw is in there - how to get here, things to do, places to eat and where to stay!
DOWNLOAD RESORT GUIDE
13th May 2013
Snow Forecast in the mountains this Week!
Forecast Updated: 4:59am 13/05/2013
Showers developing today ahead of a cooler change later in the day in the VIC resorts which should see snow falling overnight. Snowfalls should start in the NSW resorts in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The remainder of the week should stay fairly cool with light scattered snowshowers on and off til Friday. There won't be heavy falls but it should be enough to create a light base for the snowmaking to use.
Another change around the 25th should see more light snow across the 25th-26th on the higher areas.
Looking long range there is good potential for a decent fall of natural snow arriving around the 31st May to 3rd of June. Fingers crossed this would be just in time to add to the man made cover for opening weekend.
10th May 2013
Harvey World Travel Surrey Hills and Ski & Board Surrey are holding an Apres Ski Event
Thinking about an overseas ski holiday? Click on the link below and come along to Harvey World Travel Surrey Hills' Apres Ski Event
7th May 2013
New and Exciting Things at Ski & Board Surrey for 2013
REWARDS PROGRAM - Finally we have developed a rewards program here at Ski & Board Surrey that we think will blow your socks off. Its simple, easy to understand and takes no time at all. Join our free Rewards Program and get 10% of any new full priced item you buy, back to spend on any item in the store next time you visit. It really is that simple!
CONSIGNMENT GEAR ONLINE - It's what we've been working towards bringing you for a while now, our consignment gear online! Bring in your consignment gear and pay $5 to have your gear placed into our online shop. You then get full online exposure and can from there 'like' or 'share' it on facebook for maximum exposure. We think it will work best for people wanting to research from home before coming in, as well as those who don't live in Melbourne, especially for items with a value of $100 or more. Great for your pre-loved skis or snowboard
GIRO GOGGLES AND HELMETS COMBO DISCOUNTED - To promote Giro Goggles arriving in store for 2013, we are offering a 20% discount on all Giro Helmet and Goggle combos sold in 2013. Dont miss this opportunity to get a fully integrated package that fits well, protects your face and offers outstanding performance. Click here to see our online range of Giro products in store now.
29th April 2013
Snow Season 2013 ...The Countdown begins at Mt Baw Baw
|2013 SEASON PASSES
Are you getting ready for winter?
Our 2013 Resort Entry & Lift Ticket Season Passes are now available!
Our lift tickets are cheaper than ever, so if you are planning on visiting us a few times this winter, get the most value by pre-purchasing now! All you have to do is jump on our website, fill out the application form and send it back to us...
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
This winter you will be able to purchase your Resort Entry online before leaving home! No queuing at the gate, drive straight on through and enjoy more time on the snow! Our new vehicle recognition system means you can pre-purchase online before you leave or when you arrive if you have an internet device with you. You will also have the option to purchase your Resort Entry permit at one of two kiosks on your way to Mt Baw Baw - at Baw Baw Sports & Outdoors in Neerim South & at Erica Ski Hire. The other option is to purchase from a kiosk on mountain, but be prepared to wait in line during peak times!
Website details to purchase online coming soon...
We are very excited to announce that Kicker Snowboards will be sponsoring one of our terrain parks this winter! they will also be sponsoring our regular 'Faceless Feature Comp' - giving away a snowboard & bindings at each event!
The Mt Baw Baw 2013 Visitor Guide is hot off the press, looking fresher than ever and is now available to download from our website.Everything you need to know about Mt Baw Baw is in there - how to get here, things to do, places to eat and where to stay!
DOWNLOAD RESORT GUIDE
Call 03 5165 113603 5165 1136 to book
21st January 2013
2013 Early Bird Season Pass
Roll up, roll up as the 2013 early bird season pass is now on sale with just 137 days until the 2013 season opens. If you missed out on Hero Pass this is the next best thing!
With memories fresh from the spectacular 2012 season which saw over 4 metres of snow fall, and the hot hot sun now making you crave some cool relief, buy your season pass now so you're ready to go in 2013!
For $1229 for adults, $689 for children and full time secondary school students, and $775 for full time tertiary students, you will receive a lift pass that grants unlimited lift access at both Hotham and Falls Creek from Saturday 8 June through until Sunday 29 September 2013.
Payment for this great deal is due by 5pm 30 April 2013. Simply head to our eStore to purchase or download an order form. Please note as we require a copy of valid tertiary ID these passes are not available for purchase via our eStore, please download, complete and return order form.
QantasLink flights from Sydney are now on sale with prices from $189 one way. The flying season will run from 28 June - 8 September 2013 so book the whole kit and caboodle now to ensure you don't miss out.
28th October 2012
SSA AWARD MT BULLER LICENCE TO HOST VICTORIAN AND NATIONAL INTERSCHOOLS SNOWSPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) has today entered into a heads of agreement with Mt Buller to grant a five-year Licence to operate the Victorian Interschools SnowSports Championships from 2013 -2018. Mt Buller is also licensed to host the 2013 National Interschools event, which is shared on rotation with NSW.
SSA acknowledges and regrets deeply that there has been confusion within the School SnowSports communities over the past ten days regarding the location and management of the 2013 events and beyond. During this period, SSA has taken extra-ordinary steps in an attempt to avoid this becoming a public issue, including requesting all parties to refrain from any announcements until the contentious elements were resolved. This alone would have avoided much of the confusion. Unfortunately, this did not eventuate, resulting in justifiable criticisms from Schools and the broader SnowSports community.
In its capacity as the National Sporting Body for Snowsports, SSA sets out the following facts to clarify matters and give stakeholders, most particularly School Communities, clear direction and assurances.
- SSA holds documentation, which unambiguously proves SSA owns the rights to stage the Victorian Interschools and the National Interschools when held in Victoria.
- This is disputed by the SSDF. However, in spite of repeated requests from SSA, SSDF has failed to provide any documentation or any evidence to SSA that might refute or even throw doubt on SSA’s ownership. In the meanwhile, SSDF has entered into a Hosting Agreement with Falls Creek to stage the 2013 events even though SSDF does not own the rights, hence cannot sub-licence them to Falls Creek.
- SSA established the SSDF in 1999, in effect, as an independent management committee. The establishment of SSDF did not involve a transfer of event ownership rights by SSA to the SSDF, then or at any time since.
- SSA and the SSDF both hold copies of a previous Hosting Agreement that explicitly acknowledges SSA as the owner of the event, with SSDF as SSA’s licensee. The establishment of the SSDF and the granting of management rights are also articulated on the public record in SSA’s Annual Reports dating back to 1997.
In recent days, following SSDF’s precipitous announcement, SSA has sought to broker an arrangement, which would have resulted in an expanded competition format across two resorts. This dual licensing arrangement would have been an excellent result for Schools and the sport but would have required compromise from resorts and SSDF.
SSDF and Falls Creek rejected the dual licensing arrangement. Mt Buller would have agreed to the dual licensing arrangement.
Today’s agreement with Mt Buller has, as its cornerstone, a commitment from Mt Buller and SSA to contribute financially to the development of the sport rather than merely the management of the event. This will mean that, for the first time in 10 years, funding will flow to young athletes directly from the Event. This aligns with the arrangements adopted in NSW where considerable funds are distributed to athletes via scholarships for school-aged athletes and an annual contribution to a legacy fund for the sport.
Schools should feel confident that participation in SSA-sanctioned Interschools events at Mt Buller is within the sport pathway, will deliver entitlement to compete in the National Interschools and ensure a legacy to school-aged athletes. Mt Buller will separately provide Schools with detailed information regarding dates and scheduling.
Mt Buller has a proud 55-year history of hosting the Victorian Interschools SnowSports Championships. It is well equipped from an operational and logistical capacity to operate the 56th Victorian Interschools SnowSports Championships under this new management structure.
SSA has received considerable feedback, particularly from Schools, on this issue and thanks those who took the time to express their views. This has assisted in deliberations and the final decision.
For further information:
Michael Kennedy SSA CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Australian Snow Season comes to a close, keep an eye out for some great deals that may come your way. With reduced lift ticket prices and some great accommodation and lift packages, why not go skiing for the last week of the season at your favourite resort! The majority of resorts across the country will be closing next Sunday the 30th of September- more information can be found on their individual websites. Refer to the links at the bottom of the page.
- Mount Hotham and Falls Creek’s ‘Hero Pass’ is back for 2013. Just $749* for adults and $429* for the kids, you get to ski two great Victorian resorts on the one lift pass. Visit www.heropass.com for more information.
- Visit us in store for some great deals on 2012 outerwear, clothing and equipment. There a some great ‘Red Texta’ specials on in store and don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for more special offers, and 5% of the RRP of current stock.
- Did you have things in store for sale through our consignment program? As the season is now drawing to a close, the time has come to collect any items which have not sold, as well as any payments which are owed to you.
- Still thinking about Heli Skiing in Alaska? There are still some spots available for March 2013. Speak to TJ in store or email email@example.com