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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 […]

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 […]

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 prearranged permits. Dogs are not permitted in alpine […]

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 […]

What Should I Do if I Get Sick Or Injured On The Mountain?

Being sick or injured whilst skiing

If you are injured while skiing or snowboarding, your first point of call is the Ski Patrol on the mountain you are riding. Ski Patrol are very experienced skiers trained in stabilizing you and getting you down the mountain safely […]

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 […]

What Would Be The Best Mountain To Visit For Families?

If you are going to the snow and introducing your family to the snow for the first time then you have to decide which mountain will suit your needs best. Mt Buller and Falls Creek are probably the most family […]

Are There Any Creche Services On The Mountains In Australia?

Creche services at the snow

Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham all have creche facilities which means if you choose this option there is much more time for you to be out skiing and enjoying the snowfields. All of them have all day, half […]

When is the Best Snow?

When is the best snow available? That depends on the year, every season is very different, the most likely time that you will experience more and regular snowfalls is midway through the season, say mid July through to late August.  […]

What Do I Need To Know Before I Go To The Snow At Mt. Buller?

Travelling to Mt Buller is a beautiful scenic 3 hours drive from Melbourne. There are many ways to travel there, by car, bus and helicopter if you choose.  If you are going by car and are going to be staying […]

What’s The Deal With the No Snow Guarantee?

Each mountain will have a Snow Guarantee Policy which means you can book your snow holiday with confidence. At Mt. Buller the Snow Guarantee is provided by Buller Ski Lifts and participating Mt Buller accommodation providers. It is a money-back guarantee […]

How Can I Make Going to the Snow Cheaper For My Family?

Going to the snow in Australia is expensive so using ways to reduce the cost is important.  If you are going with another family then look at sharing accommodation. You can book accommodation in a lodge and many of the […]

To Ski Or To Snowboard? When Should I Let My Kids Start Snowboarding?

SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING. This topic is such a personal preference and is entirely up the the individual whether they wish to ski or snowboard. Families can enjoy both skiing and boarding together, adults may ski and the kids want to […]

What Do I Need To Know About Ski School?

Ski school is very flexible. There are half  and full days available.  You can go for one day or as many days as you like. We recommend you go for a half day first off then you can progress up […]