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Snow Chains


All vehicles are required by law to carry chains during the declared
snow season (10 June- 30 September) when entering Mt Baw Baw
Alpine Resort, or where signage indicates, and must fit them when advised.


Chains must be carried during the declared snow season regardless of snow conditions (10 June- 30 September)

Diamond pattern chains are recommended due to the steep gradient of the access road

Ladder chains are prohibited at Mt Baw Baw.

You will be denied access to the Resort if you do not have wheel chains so be sure to plan where you are going to hire chains if you do not own any.

Upon entry to the Resort, you will be directed by Mountain Staff where and when to fit your chains.

Depending on the snowfall this generally takes place once you have passed the Gate Entry. It is your responsibility to know how to fit wheel chains and ensure they are the correct size. If in doubt please ask your chain retailer for instructions.


How Do I Know What Size Chains To Hire?

Your tyres are marked with a code. Check the outside tyre wall for your car’s tyre size. The staff at your local chain hire will help with ensuring you have the right size and they should train you on how to fit them.

When at the Resort, you will be directed when chains must be fitted.


Where to hire snow chains.

It’s easy to hire your snow chains on your way to Mt Baw Baw!


The one stop snow shop!

Chain hire and snowboards, skis, clothing and accessories are also available.

FREE chain fitting when you hire chains from Baw Baw Sports and Outdoors, specializing in the hire and fitting of diamond pattern snow chains approved for use at Mt Baw Baw to suit most makes and models including 4wd.

With two convenient locations Neerim South and Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort Entry you can choose to travel either route to and from Mt Baw Baw, alternate pick up and return is available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL You can also purchase your Resort Entry permit to Mt Baw Baw with us in store at Neerim South!

Open from 7am til late, 7 days a week

Address: 135-137 Main Road, Neerim South and at the entry gate to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort p: 1800 106 078 FREE e: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.bawbawsports.com



FREE Toboggan (while stocks last) when you hire a set of snow
chains for $20 for ALL vehicles. Take the quickest route to Mt Baw Baw and stop in at Baw Baw Chain Hire on the way.

It pays to know how to fit the snow chains to your tyres if you haven’t fitted snow chains before we give you a FREE demonstration on request.

Also available for hire:

Walking Boots
Clothing including jackets, pants, baby and toddlers jumpsuits

Open from 7am till late, 7 days a week

Plus a great range of budget gloves, beanies and goggles. Great service and price!
Go to our Website to check out our Pricelist for specials, sales and other goods available.

p: 0498 210 091 e:
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Cnr Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road and Henty Street, Noojee



Erica Ski Hire celebrating 25 years in business.

New stock, greater range, lower prices.

Coming from Melbourne or Gippsland? Try the easier access to Baw Baw via the Moe/Erica or Traralgon/Rawson roads.

Avoid disappointment, book your diamond pattern chains and toboggans online at www.ericaskihire.com.au. Erica Ski Hire has diamond pattern wheel chains for 2WD and 4WD vehicles.

Address: School Road, Erica

P: (03) 5165 3353

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Chain fitting directions

  • Fit chains at bays where you see the “Fit Chains Here” sign

  • Always fit chains to driving wheels only

  • Chain fitting bays are safe, designated areas. They are level

    and make fitting easier

  • Chains are hard to fit on slopes and you will obstruct other vehicles and snow clearing equipment, it is

    also dangerous

  • At all Victorian resorts, you can be fined for not carrying and fitting chains as directed. This is a state law

  • If it has not been necessary to fit chains when travelling to the resort, it is advisable to fit them upon

    arrival in preparation for the return trip

  • It is quite difficult to fit them to cars covered by snow

  • Do not drive faster than 40kph

    Chain fitting checklist

    Fit chains to driving wheels only

    Always test fit chains before a trip

    Fit at fitting bays on level ground

    If chains fall off or loosen when a vehicle is in motion stop and check brake lines for damage, before tensioning

    Carry a torch, a mat or plastic garbage bag to kneel on and gloves to make fitting easier

    Use correct fitting chains

    Tyres must be in good condition with minimal wear

    The use of diamond pattern chains is recommended at Mt Baw Baw

    Chains alter your car’s handling, take time to re-adjust your driving and take care!

Information courtesy of http://mountbawbaw.com.au/plan-your-trip/chains/