Mt Buller Ski Hire Tips – What Do You Need?

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 | 0 comments

If you’re going to hire your snow sports gear from Ski Chute 4 – ski hire in Mansfield , it pays to do your homework and know a thing or two about what you need to save you time and money.  Here are a few tips on what to consider.

Choosing Mt Buller Ski Hire Equipment

mansfield ski hireStart off with an idea of the expected weather forecast.  If it’s looking fine and sunny you can get quite hot when you’re doing physical activity, so you may be able to get away with a standard rain jacket or waterproof shell rather than paying to hire a ski jacket.  Waterproof ski pants are a godsend, don’t bother hitting the slopes in jeans – they get wet and freezing cold and uncomfortable so don’t do it!  Ski Chute 4 ski hire in Mansfield offers convenient ski/snowboard and clothes hire packages, but they also hire out individual items for a cheaper price if you have some of your own gear.  For small children, hiring a toboggan is an inexpensive and fun alternative to skiing/snowboarding.  Chains for your vehicle are required by law – there is a difference between standard vehicles and 4X4’s so make sure you specify.

Size Matters

mansfield ski hireWhen you hire anything you’re going to be skiing or snowboarding around in all day, if you’re not comfortable you’ll have a miserable time.  So don’t compromise on size – get it right!  Hire comfortable, well fitting clothes that aren’t baggy or hinder movement.  Make sure you wear the socks you will wear on the slopes when getting fitted for your boots as this can influence the fit.  Boots should be comfortable and firm fitting, but not cutting off circulation.  Your toes should be near the end of the boot without being squashed by it.  You should be able to flex the ski boot when you push your shins against the boot tongue – otherwise they may be too stiff for your experience level.  Your heel and foot should not move around in the boot when you do this.

Don’t Forget…

Before you hit the slopes, make sure you have good thick socks (not two pairs of thin socks, gloves, ski mask and beanie, so that you can keep your extremities warm.  Layers of clothes that you can peel off when you get hot is the way to go.  Wear sunscreen – the UV index on Mt Buller is extremely high on clear days – and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.