Bumps Ski & Surf celebrates 35 years
BUMPS Ski & Surf was established in March 1982 and over the past thirty-five years has proved to be a stayer in the ski industry.
Peter and Glenda Haley opened the doors on Bumps Ski and Sport (now called Bumps Ski and Surf), at 465 Glenhuntly Rd Elsternwick on March 15 1982.
Their goal was to develop and maintain a growing ski and sport retail business by providing the highest possible level of customer service in the industry, which undoubtedly has been achieved.
Their motto, “the right product for the right reason, no exceptions” still rings true, with their highly trained staff always advising what is best for the individual.
Bumps were pioneers within the ski industry and introduced many ideas that have been adopted across the board such as the Boot Fit Guarantee and extended winter trading hours (to allow for easier ski rental).
The store have also introduced many new ideas such as the Annual Kids’ Recycle Sale and the Annual Race Exhibition – both of which are widely attended. This year Bumps celebrates the 21st anniversary of the Kids Recycle sale.
Bumps have a policy of being at the forefront of innovation and providing their loyal customers with such technology. Bumps was one of the first to introduce the exclusive Wintersteiger factory finish ski and snowboard tuning service to metropolitan Melbourne and the first in the world to take delivery of the Montana Infrared Race Waxer machine.
In an era where many shop online, there are certain things that cannot be bought that way and that includes a quality fit and expertise. Bumps have all of the above and are the only Snowsports store in Melbourne still run by the original owners.