Who are we? What do we stand for? Why should you care?
Melbourne Snowboard Centre was started in 1996 with the desire to bring the love of the mountains to the city of Melbourne. We have had a small shop that has grown a loyal following over the last few decades and in 2009 we moved into our current home which has allowed us to grow into one of Australia’s largest snowboard stores. In 2012 we started selling online and have continued to provide the same dedication and customer service via email and over the phone that we are known for in store.
Privately owned by Michael Chiminello who continues to spend 7 days a week on the shop floor (except when the Tigers make it to the finals, luckily this doesn’t happen often). We are dedicated to providing the best customer service, best product and best selection to all our customers many of which have been with us since the beginning.
Our staff have nearly all done seasons and most work their butts off during the Aussie winter to head to Canada, US, Europe and Japan during the summer. We are all completely dedicated to snowboarding and whenever we do make it up to the snow we are usually testing out different brands and new products.
During the summer we are lucky enough to not have to rely on another industry to keep us going and can focus on 100% snowboarding all year round. We run an annual trip to Japan taking over 70 of our loyal customers with us to explore some of the best snow in the world.
Whether you live in Melbourne and the surrounding area or anywhere in Australia we are always happy to help our customers find the perfect product that will best suit their ability and style.
It is not uncommon for our customers to drive up to 3 hours to visit us and find our giant range of products which include Burton, DC, Lib-Tech Gnu, K2, Ride, Capita, Union, Never Summer, Vans, Quiksilver, Roxy, Nike, Nitro, Oneill, Smokin, 32 and many many more. We try and partner up with brands through out the season to support giveaways and have a few sausage sizzles on any sunny weekends.
If you ever have any questions give us a call at the shop or send us an email. We usually try and respond right away, but if its been longer than 24 hours flick us a quick reminder or give us a call just incase your email got lost.
|Monday to Wednesday||9:00am to 5:30pm|
|Thursday and Friday||9:00am to 9:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Sunday||10:00am to 4:00pm|
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While our online store may have the feel of bigger online retailers at the heart we are just a local specialised snowboard store located just outside of Melbourne. If you are ever in the area come check us out because its always better to try your gear on before you buy it.
We have a giant off-street car park with further parking along our side street.
We are located at the corner of Plenty and Gower Street just north of Bell St.
From the NORTH
If you are coming from north of the city follow the Hume Fwy until the exit for the Metropolitan Ring Rd/M80 towards Greensborough. Then turn off at the Edgars Rd exit. Turn Left onto Mahoneys Rd followed by a quick Right onto High St. Follow High St all the way down to Preston and take a Left on Gower St. The shop will be located at the top of the hill on your right at the corner of Gower St and Plenty Rd. Alternatively if you are coming from Whittlesea you can drive all the way down Plenty Rd until you reach the shop at the corner of Plenty Rd and Gower St.
From Melbourne CBD
Simply head up Brunswick St through FItzroy and follow it (as it turns into St. Georges Rd) all the way until you reach Preston. You will take a Right onto Gower St (signs for Preston Market) and follow that until it intersects with Plenty Rd.
From the West
you can jump on the Eastern Fwy/M3 and take the Bulleen Road exit North. Follow Bulleen Rd for about 2kms until you see signs for Manningham Rd/Rt 40. Take a slight left onto Manningham Rd/Rt 40 and follow it for 7kms until you take a Right on Plenty Rd. Drive a few blocks up and you will reach the shop at the corner of Plenty Rd and Gower St.
While driving may be the easiest and quickest way to reach us we are also located directly on the 86 tramline. Get off at stop 48 and you have arrived!
Take a tour!
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