Category: On The Mountain

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 […]

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 pre-arranged permits. Dogs are not permitted in alpine […]

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 stabilising 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 […]

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’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 […]

How Do I Get My Family To Ski School In The Morning?

Getting to ski school on time in the morning can be challenging so by being organised the night before is a big plus! Have their gear laid out and ready to go.   Get the kids in bed early so they […]

When Is The Best Time To Go To The Snow in Australia?

The best time to go to the snow in Australia is between mid June to mid September. Generally the middle to later part of the season is usually the best as the snow has been falling and there will be […]

Are The School Holidays A Good Time To Go To The Snow?

School holidays is a good time to go to the snow although the first holidays after the snow season opens in June can sometimes be a bit light on for snow so it’s worth checking the snow reports.    Going later in the June/July […]

Should I Put My Kids Into A Private Lesson?

Private Lessons Skiing and Snowboarding Private lessons are fantastic to get you up and going quickly, usually in a couple of hours you will be able to snow plough and turn. Private lessons  are more expensive but can take up […]

Do I Need To Carry Car Chains?

Car Wheel Chains All vehicles will need to carry wheel chains if  going up the mountain,  these can be hired from most ski shops.   If wheel chains are required to be fitted you will be notified as you go through the […]

How Can I Get My Kids To Love Going To The Snow?

Most kids will be super excited about going to the snow so that’s how we want to keep it.  Happy kids equals happy parents! Kids love dressing up so when you first bring home their new ski gear whether it […]

Full Day Or Half Day At Kids Ski School?

Depending on the age of the children and if they are comfortable being with carers for a whole day will determine which you choose. Introducing the Kids to Ski Lessons with a Half Day We recommend you start with a half day and […]