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Hoy's Great Alpine Road Chain Fitting Service


Experience the Great Alpine Road to Mount Hotham and let Hoy's help you with all your Chain Fitting needs.

Hoys Great Alpine Road Chain Fitting Service operates whenever chains are required to be fitted on the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and the Mt Hotham village. 

This Mobile Service is located in the designated roadside chain fitting bays  between Harrietville and the Hotham Village. Hoys chain fitters will fit Hoys hired chains at NO EXTRA CHARGE to your car when and where chains are needed. Look for our big white van with Hoys logos and flashing orange lights on the way up the Great Alpine road - or ask at our Harrietville shop when hiring your chains - where are the boys going to be? 

When travelling to the snow, it is compulsory to carry chains. Chains must be carried in your car before commencing travel on the Great Alpine Road from Harrietville & from Omeo. We use only quality Diamond chains, available from Hoys Harrietville A-Frame Ski Centre & Hoys in Omeo. There is NO roadside chain hire available, only fitting.

Hoys are the Mt Hotham snow chain experts and have been operating the mobile chain service for over 25 years, helping guests get to their holiday destination safely with the least amount of hassle. When you hire Hoys chains in Harrietville, staff rigorously test your hired chains to make sure they fit your tyres and are suitable to your individual car. We then fit your Hoys hired chains free of charge at the Hoys mobile chain fitting depot. This can save you time and heartache ensuring your holiday starts on the right footing! If you have your own chains – we charge $15 to fit them for you. 

Both chain hire and retail chains are available at Hoys Harrietville. 

Hoys Omeo

Hire Hoys chains from Omeo at 160 Day Ave, Omeo. The Chain outlet is on the left hand side as you come down the Main St from Gippsland, between the Post Office & the Elders building.

Same quality chains, same discount package deal with Omeo chain hire & ski/board rental at any Hoys ski shops. Call Hoys on 0357592589 to book your chains.

If you are traveling over the mountain -chains can also be hired from Hoys Harrietville & returned to Hoys Omeo chain outlet or vice versa.


Your "car maintenance booklet" to ensure that the use of chains is approved for the application/tyre size.

Look For

  • The dimensions of the drive wheels of your vehicle exactly:
  • The first measurement is width (e.g. 215)
  • The second is tyre shoulder expressed in percentage of width (e.g. 65)
  • The third is rim diameter expressed in inches (e.g. 15)

Contact us with these dimensions to book your chains

NOTE : Not all vehicles can fit chains so contact us for advice if you are unsure.

Hire your Chains in Harrietville and have Hoy's fit them on your way up the mountain for Free . Shop opening hours are: 

Monday - Thursday 7am to 10pm
Fridays 7am to 12 midnight
Saturday 7am  to 10pm
Sunday 7am to 10pm


Hoy's Mobile chain fitting service operating hours:

Monday - Thursday 8am to 5pm
Fridays 8am to 12 midnight
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 7pm


Check out our great Snow Sport Equipment & Chain Hire Package Deals at:

Snow rental equipment can be picked up from any Hoys rental shops-

Hoys Harrietville – just over the bridge in the centre of town

Hoys Mt Hotham Ski Shop – Adjasent to the the Resort Management Office in the day car park

Hoys @ Jack Frost – In the Davenport Village

Hoys Dinner Plain Ski Shop – on the village roundabout 

For great on-mountain back up service and the most up to date road information

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Get Hoy's to fit your chains for you or Fitted Free when you hire Hoy's Chains

Chain Fitting $15.00
Chain Removal $10.00



Contact us on:

Call us 1800 GO SNOW
Harrietville Store 03 5759 2589