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Differences between the Cartel Softshell ski pants

Ladies, lets face it, shopping for ski pants online, although super convenient & loads of fun (most of the time) it can also be pretty difficult, especially when ski pants, like the Cartel Hudson and Manhattan look so similar online. How […]

Ski Helmet Safety For Kids

Ski Helmet Safety For Kids: Here at Ski and Board Online we have a great selection of Giro helmets to meet every child’s personality enabling you to make safety a priority when at the snow. A kids helmet for skiing and […]

The best socks to wear skiing or snowboarding at the snow this winter

Woollen Warm Ski Socks at the snow

What are the best ski socks to wear to the snow?                 The thinner your ski sock, the better. Yes, seriously. Frosty toes are the bane of snow sports and it may seem […]

Goggles For Prescription Eye Wear – OTG – Over The Glasses Goggles

The big question for many prescription eye wearers heading to the snow is “Are there goggles that i can wear over my glasses?” The answer is YES!  Most companies now make ski and snow goggles that you can buy to […]

Should I Get My Child An All-in-One Suit Or A Jacket And Pants?

All-in-one suits are great for small children as they retain body heat better than separate jacket and pants. Children usually move out of suits any time around the ages 7-10

When Is It Best To Buy A Season Pass?

Resorts usually offer a discount on season passes in early bird sales, usually a period of time before Christmas. Prices and discount change every year, but for example, last year Mt Buller offered $799 Season Passes for the first 2 […]

How Does Ski School Work?

How does ski school work at the snow

Kid’s ski school lessons usually run in half day (am or pm) or full day programs starting around 9am. When taking your kids to ski school it is important to plan to get there early, there will be paperwork to […]

What Kind Of Shoes Should I Wear At The Snow?

What kind of apres snow boots (footwear) should I wear at the snow: We have many people asking us what is the best footwear or snow boots to wear up at the snow. Be it for your self or your children there […]

How Do I Claim Tax Back At The Airport Before Going Overseas?

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enable you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST). To claim a refund you must: 1. Spend $300 or more in one store (can now be in […]

Where’s A Good Place Near Melbourne For Toboganning?

Tobaganning near Melbourne

Tobogganing is a fantastic way to introduce your young children to snow and maybe even spark the little skier or snowboarder within them!! From Melbourne, Lake Mountain (90 mins) and Mt Baw Baw (2.5 hrs) are the closest alpine areas for […]

Should My Feet Ache In My Ski Boots?

Ski boots, believe it or not, are the comfiest boots of them all! If fitted correctly, you should be able to survive an entire day out on the slopes with no pain and no bruising. When in the market for […]

Should I Buy New Or Second-Hand?

As we all know, snowsports can get very expensive. Buying secondhand can definitely cut some of the cost, especially on kids gear. When looking at secondhand items, it is important to look for indications of quality, such as waterproofing ratings, […]

How Often Should I Get My Skis/Board Waxed? When Is It Time For A Service?

Skis need to be waxed regularly to keep them in good condition and to keep the base from drying. Depending on conditions and they type of skier that you are, skis should be waxed approximately every 3-8 days of riding. […]

What Should I Wear Under My Outerwear?

Layering under outerwear (jacket and pants) is the most important part of getting dressed to go skiing. The most essential layer is thermal underwear, which wicks away sweat and moisture from your skin. Base layers (thermals) come in a range […]

Can I Take My Pet To The Snow?

Taking my pet to the snow

Sorry guys, the answer is no. Animals foreign to the alpine areas of Australia can damage environments if not restricted. Exceptions are made for pets of full-time staff in alpine resorts with pre-arranged permits. Dogs are not permitted in alpine […]

Should I Wear 1 Or 2 Pairs Of Socks?

Even though wearing two pairs of socks may sound like a brilliantly cozy idea, you will regret it at the end of the day! By wearing two pairs of socks your sweat rate is increased and as a result, your […]

How Can I Best Clean My Goggles?

Most new goggles are now coated with an anti-fog film on the inside lens reducing fog and condensation. This makes it rather important to never touch the inside lens, especially if snow or water is present. Simply use a dry […]

Is It Necessary To Carry Chains In Australia?

Carrying chains to the snow

It is a legal requirement that all vehicles, both 2WD and 4X4, always carry chains when heading up the mountain regardless of the weather conditions. Each snow resort will display whether chains are required to be fitted or not depending […]

Where Should I Hire Snow Chains?

It is best to hire snow chains from the bottom of the mountain, that way if there is something wrong with them or if they’re the incorrect size you don’t have to travel all the way back home to swap […]

Complete Snow Season Checklist

Complete Snow Season Checklist Get it right the first time here at ski and Board Surrey we understand that packing for your snow holiday can get overwhelming and that is why we have put together the complete snow season checklist. […]

How Do I Wash My Outerwear? Can I Improve Waterproofing On Older Gear?

Wash and protect ski clothing

Special detergents need to be used on your waterproof gear to ensure the fabric’s water-repellent coating is not washed away by strong household detergents. NIKWAX is a great product that can wash your gear (jackets, pants, even shoes) safely as […]