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Question Gear Hire Info

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by Sammyjones27, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Sammyjones27

    Sammyjones27 First Runs

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    Hi,

    I will be heading up to Mt Buller and staying up there for a week the this will be my first time can anyone advise me where is the best place to hire gear for skiing and snow chain for 2wd car.
    Is it better to get it before I get up to Mt Buller?

    Also when on the mountain where is a good place to get ski and snowboard wax?
    How much would it cost and do I have to leave it there overnight?

    Any info would be much appreciated
     
  2. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You will need to get your chains before you get on to the mountain. So considering you're going to hire them it's probably worthwhile to hire your skis and other gear off-mountain too. You can get your gear from a number of places along the way and also in Melbourne if you like.
     
  3. 2ndeffort

    2ndeffort Hard Yards

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    There are a few chan hire places in Mansfield on the main st, the petrol stations along the way also hire chains. The shop at the Mirimbah resort entry station also hires chains I think. In terms of gear, if you get hire stuff from somewhere off mountain and you snap a pole or find out your boots hurt and want to swap them for a different pair etc you are out of luck. If you get them on the hill you might pay a little more but you are normally able to go and get things adjusted or swap stuff. A compromise might be the 'Buller Sports' place just before you get into Mansfield, you cant miss it, it is a big shop on the outskirts of town with a snow truck thing out front. You can hire stuff there but because it is the same company that runs the mountain you can swap their stuff up on the hill if you need to. Other downside to hiring off mountain is that you will need to find space in your car to lug all the ski stuff up and back with you! Hire on hill and you just hand it back on the hill.
     
  4. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    On mountain, Pension Grimus do a fairly outstanding job waxing & tuning skis (and I assume boards). Also have very good hire gear.
    I have left skis late afternoon, to be ready first thing in the morning.
     
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    Bluebird One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another vote for the Pension Grimus tune & wax. I've also hired gear from there before and been very happy with it. It is a conveniently short walk from the Abom Express chair.
     
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    Totally agree with the pros of hiring on mountain that enable changing unsuitable gear. Asssuming a first timer to the snow, my call would be hire some chains off mountain, practice putting them on and hire your gear up top if staying for a week. Strongly suggest a package including gear hire, group lessons and limited lift ticket for a first timer. Be aware that queues in hire shops will be busy in the mornings, so get in early or the night before.
     
  7. Sammyjones27

    Sammyjones27 First Runs

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the infomation :)

    I will definitely get my snow chain before I get on the mountain and will hire my gear on the mountain which make sense if i need to change anything.

    Thanks again everyone for information really appreciate it :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  8. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    What no pick up/drop off service?
     
  9. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you drop in at Mirimbah speak to Wolly, he'll sort you out.
     
  10. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Never asked - haven't stayed too far away from it either, when needed.
     
  11. djam

    djam One of Us

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    > If you drop in at Mirimbah speak to Wolly, he'll sort you out.

    Wolly is driving taxis this Winter, but Stuart and the team can help you out at the store.
     
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  12. wolly

    wolly One of Us

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    thanks djam , now everyone knows! lol
     
  13. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  14. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Give you some Taxi tips.

    If you get a sleeper just dab the brakes as you arrive at the destination, the whiplash wakes them up.
    Never reach over to wake them up or they think your robbing them.
     
  15. djam

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    hey, if I keep saying it they might believe me ;)