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Cross Country Ski Hire Marysville - Greg & Lianne McEwen
Hi, we’re Greg & Lianne McEwen and our well-established ski, clothing and toboggan hire shop in Marysville’s main street services visitors to Lake Mountain, the closest alpine resort to Melbourne.

Clothing, equipment and toboggan hire

In our shop we stock everything you need to hire to enjoy a fun-filled day at the snow: waterproof and insulated jackets, pants and boots to keep you warm and dry, five types of toboggan, snowshoes and snowplay gear for having fun, and even yummy hot chocolates or coffees from the cafe next door to start your day!

Our ski hire shop is well-stocked with hundreds of boots, skis, poles, jacket and pants

We stock a great range of cross-country skis, boots, poles and outerwear too, from brands such as Madshus and XTM, and we offer a ski waxing service on our awesome Montana machine with a 20 minute turnaround (call us to book). We’re the only business in Marysville or Lake Mountain to offer this service.

Our ski hire shop is well-stocked with hundreds of boots, skis, poles, jacket and pants

If you’re looking to buy clothing or equipment instead of hiring it we clear out most of our ex-rental gear each year through our shop. It’s all great quality, clean, in good condition and you can pick up some great deals on jackets and pants, plus all-in-ones for the smaller children.

You can’t miss the shop when you drive into Marysville from Melbourne – it’s on the right next to the first roundabout. (If you’re coming from the Buxton direction we’re at the top of the hill.) We’re on Google and Apple Maps so look us up and we’ll see you soon. Don’t forget to leave us a review on our Facebook page or TripAdvisor if we helped you have a great day out!

Our story

We bought the Cross Country Ski Hire business in 2007 and were really starting to get going when the terrible Black Saturday fires in 2009 destroyed most of Marysville, including our ski hire shop.

We operated from temporary portable buildings for the 2009 season and then started the rebuild process, designing a new purpose-built layout for the shop that focused on moving customers through the hiring process as quickly as possible.

In our designs we included space for a cafe/restaurant next door, and made plans for accommodation out the back, which is being built this season and will be ready in 2019.

We hire locals from the Marysville region each season to help out in the shop and are proud of our contribution towards rebuilding Marysville into a vibrant year-round destination.