Ski & Board Online Blog

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

Get it right the first time here at Ski and Board Online we understand that packing for your snow holiday can get overwhelming and that is why we have put together the complete snow season checklist. This checklist is to […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Can’t Decide Which To Buy, Gloves Or Mittens?

When choosing gloves you need to determine each persons needs. For children mittens are the best option.  For very young children there are mittens that have a zip in them which makes it so much easier for the child to […]

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 […]

Can We Use Any Of Our Gear We Already Own?

Utilizing your own clothing that you already own is a great way to get you started. If you are just starting out it’s always a good idea to have a look at your existing clothing to see what can be […]

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 […]

What Should I Buy First If I Don’t Have A Lot Of Money?

If you don’t want to outlay a lot of money on gear then have a think what you will buy first. Buying thermals and gloves is a good start as you will hang onto these for a long time. You […]

Which Gear Is The Most Important To Get Right?

When buying ski gear some things are much more important to get right the first time as you will hold onto some of your gear longer thans other items. Boots are very important to get right the first time as they are probably […]

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 […]

Is it a Good Idea To Buy Gear on The Internet?

Yes, buying ski or snow gears online is the latest and fastest option to get your items before heading of to snow mountains. Here at Ski and Board Online we have various ranges of Snow Jackets, Thermals, Pants, Gloves and […]

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 […]