Ski Bindings

DIN   DIN is the industry scale of release-force settings for ski bindings. The lower the DIN, the lower the force required to release your boots from your bindings.  DIN on ski bindings can be adjusted and should be set…

Ski Boots

Size Snow Exchange recommends trying on a shoe at a store before buying as to ensure a perfect fit.   In the ski industry, we use a universal size for ski and snowboard boots called Mondo to ensure that no…

Shoes/Walking Boots

TYPE   Shoes for on the mountain come in various different types from hiking boots to gumboots. These shoes all have a specific purpose. Below is a brief rundown on the different types of shoes on the mountain.   Hiking…

Goggles

TYPE There are a wide variety of goggle styles on the market nowadays, but they mainly fall into the categories of spherical and cylindrical lenses. As well as this, many brands sell both edgeless and regular lenses. Below is a…

Helmets

A helmet can be the difference between a knock to the head and being airlifted to a hospital. These things can save your life. Any helmet is better than nothing and most do the same thing. However, these days style…

Pants

TYPE   Insulated Pants These are the ‘go to’ for Australia and it is most likely that your current pants are these. Insulated pants are the standard due to their combination of waterproofing and insulation. This means that you’re able…

Jackets

TYPE   Insulated Jacket These are the ‘go to’ for Australia and it is most likely that your current jacket is one of these. Insulated jackets are the standard due to their combination of waterproofing and insulation. This means that…

Ski Poles

Ski poles are an essential piece of skiing equipment. They provide you with support and balance, help you time your turns, help you hike, skate around the mountain and pull your snowboard mates on the flats.   TYPE Generally, just…

Snowboard Boots

SIZES Snowboard boots can be measured in various different ways. The universal snowboard boot sizing system is the Mondo system. The Mondo system uses the length of the foot in centimeters to give a size. Here at Snow Exchange we…

Snowboards

LENGTH When buying a snowboard, it is important to make sure that the size matches your personal preference in riding style, as well as your own height and body weight. If you have ever rented a snowboard you may have…

Ski Guide

LENGTH When buying skis, it is important to make sure that the size matches your personal preference in skiing as well as your own height and body weight. A general rule of skis is to pick one that fits between…

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