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Planning a snowboard trip to the mountains? Moving house and want to transport a snowboard? It's a good idea to plan in advance how you are going to transport your equipment so that it arrives undamaged. Here are the most important things to know about transporting your snowboard.

Transporting a snowboard by car

When transporting your snowboard by car you need to be well prepared to ensure a safe journey and avoid possible damage to your equipment. Here are professional tips for transporting a snowboard:

Board holder: the best and safest way to transport a snowboard is to use dedicated holders mounted on the roof of the car. These holders are designed to hold your board stably and securely. Make sure the holder is suitable for the size of your board.

Secure your board: If you use a roof mount, always secure your board against theft using a lock. In addition, it is also a good idea to wrap your board in a special cover or cover to protect it from the weather.

Transport inside the vehicle: If you do not have a roof carrier, you can transport your board inside the car, if your car allows it due to its size. In many cars, the rear seat backrests can be folded down to create a longer loading area. Make sure the board is stably positioned and does not interfere with visibility or control of the vehicle.

Driving caution: If you are carrying a board on the roof, be aware of the altered aerodynamics of the vehicle. The board can affect the fuel consumption and driving behaviour of the vehicle, especially at higher speeds.

Check: Regularly check the condition of the fixings and brackets to ensure the board is still securely attached.

Care and cleaning: After transporting the board, it is a good idea to check its condition and clean it of any dirt that could affect its handling characteristics.

Securing other components: If you are also transporting bindings, boots and other snowboard accessories, make sure they are properly secured in the car, preferably in dedicated bags or cases.

Remember that safety is key. Not only for you and other road users, but also for your equipment. By carefully securing and controlling your snowboard during transport, you will minimise the risk of damage and ensure a smooth journey.

Snowboard transport by van

Transporting your snowboard by van offers more space, but also requires some preparation to keep your equipment safe during the journey. Here are some tips for transporting your snowboard professionally using a van:

Prepare your board: First make sure your board is clean and dry. If you are transporting it together with the bindings, you can remove them and transport them separately, although this is not necessary.

Use a cover: Ideally, you should put your snowboard in a dedicated cover. Not only does it protect your equipment from damage, but it also makes it easier to carry and store.

Stabilise in the vehicle: Due to the large cargo space in vans, it is important that the board is properly secured and does not move during the journey. You can use loading straps, ropes or rubber non-slip mats to prevent the board from sliding.

Position of the board: It is safest to lay the board flat on the floor of the van, away from heavy objects which could fall on it.

Additional equipment: If you are carrying other items such as boots, helmet, goggles or snowboard clothing, consider putting them in separate bags or rucksacks to protect them from damage and keep the load space tidy.

Accessibility: If you plan to use your board frequently when travelling, make sure it is easily accessible to avoid having to rummage through all your luggage.

Inspection: Regularly check the condition of the board during transit, especially after negotiating uneven or more difficult stretches of road.

Theft protection: If you park your van for long periods of time, always lock its doors. You may also want to consider using additional security features such as equipment locks or alarm systems.

When using a van to transport snowboards, the main benefit is more cargo space. However, for the same reason, it is important to be careful and ensure that your equipment is properly secured against shifting and possible damage.

What should I consider when choosing a company to transport my snowboard?

Choosing the right company to transport your snowboard can affect the safety and condition of your equipment. Here are some aspects to consider when choosing a transport provider:

Company specialisation: Not all transport companies are experienced in transporting sports equipment. Find a company that specialises in or has experience transporting ski and snowboard equipment.

Reviews and testimonials: It is always a good idea to read reviews from other customers of the company, which you can find online or ask for references. Good reviews and positive experiences from other customers can be an indicator of a company's reliability and trustworthiness.

Insurance: Make sure the company offers carriage insurance to cover any damage or loss of equipment. Understand the terms of such insurance and what the liability limits are.

Type of transport: Some companies offer specialised vehicles or containers designed to transport sports equipment. Others may use standard means of transport, but with the appropriate handles and safety features.

Delivery time: If you are planning a trip for a specific date, it is important that the company is able to deliver your snowboard on time. Ask about guaranteed delivery times.

Cost: Compare the prices of different companies, but remember that the cheapest quote is not always the best choice. Sometimes it's worth paying a little more for better security and service.

Customer service: Good communication with the transport company is key. Pay attention to whether the staff are helpful, whether they are easy to contact and whether they are able to answer your questions.

Additional services: Some companies may offer additional services such as online tracking, delivery to a specific location (e.g. a hotel or ski resort) or special anti-theft features.

When choosing a company to transport your snowboard, remember that the safety and security of your equipment is paramount. Choosing the right transport provider can make a significant difference to your comfort and peace of mind when planning a ski or snowboard trip.


What types of snowboards are there?

Snowboards vary in design, shape and purpose. Depending on these factors, boards can be divided into several basic categories. Here are the types of snowboards:

All-Mountain (All-Purpose): The most versatile boards that perform well in a variety of conditions - on the slopes, in deep snow and in the snowboard park. Ideal for people who want one board for everything.

Freestyle: Lighter, shorter and more maneuverable boards designed for tricks, jumps and park snowboarding. They usually have a symmetrical shape (twin tip), making it easier to land in both directions.

Freeride: Boards designed for riding off-piste. They are longer and have a wider nose, making it easier to float on deep snow.

Splitboard: Boards that can be split into two parts, resembling skis, making it easier to climb to the top. Once you reach the top, you can join them back together and ski down as a snowboard.

Alpine (Carving): Longer and narrower boards designed for fast and precise skiing on hard snow. Usually used with hard boots, similar to ski boots.

Powder (for deep snow): Specially designed for deep snow riding. They have specific shapes and constructions that help the board float on the surface of the snow.

Park & Pipe: Boards primarily designed for snow park and halfpipe riding. These are freestyle boards with special constructions that absorb shocks better.

When you are choosing a snowboard, it is important to consider your skills, your riding style and where you will be riding most often. It's also a good idea to consult an expert or take a test ride to find the right board for you.