Ski transport

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You can transport your skis yourself, although this may be impossible or difficult on longer routes. If you cannot transport the skis yourself, e.g. in a special rack on the roof of your car, it remains to try and find a courier service or have your skis transported by a transport company.

Methods of transporting skis by land

Transporting skis by land requires the right approach to ensure that they are safe to transport and not damaged. There are several ways to transport skis by car or other means of transport. These are:

Roof rack:

Ideal for people who regularly go skiing and need space to store additional equipment. Allows you to transport skis, snowboards and other accessories. Protects skis from the weather. Remember to fit and secure the carrier correctly to avoid accidents.

Ski holders:

Attached to the roof rails or directly to the roof of the car. They are smaller and lighter than roof boxes, making them more economical. Provides quick access to skis. It is worth paying attention to the quality of the fasteners and locks so that the skis are stable when travelling.

Car interior:

If you have enough space in the boot or when the rear seats are folded down, you can transport your skis inside the vehicle. Protect them from the weather. Secure your skis from moving while you are driving so that they do not damage the interior of the car or become a source of potential danger.

Ski cover:

Ideal for those who transport skis inside a car or on a train. Protects skis from scratches and bumps. Makes transport easier, especially if the cover is equipped with straps or handles.

How do I protect my skis before transport?

Securing your skis before transport is key to keeping them intact and to ensuring your safety during the journey. Here are some steps you can take to professionally secure your skis before transport:

Check your skis before packing:

Before packing your skis, clean them thoroughly. Remove any residual snow, ice or water to avoid corrosion and possible damage. Check your skis for any damage. This will help you determine later whether damage occurred during transport.

Use a suitable ski cover:

Ski covers not only protect your skis from mechanical damage, but also from the weather. Choose a cover that is suitably padded to absorb any impacts. Make sure the cover has a solid closure that will keep the skis together during transport.

Join the skis together:

Place the skis with the ski ski skids facing each other and join them together using special Velcro straps or rubber bands. Such securing will prevent the skis from moving relative to each other, reducing the risk of scratches.

Secure the bindings:

Point the bindings downwards to protect them from possible impacts. If possible, secure the bindings in the folded position so that they take up less space and are more resistant to damage.

Additional protection:

If you are transporting skis together with poles, place them next to the skis and secure them together, preferably in a special cover. Consider using bubble wrap or other shock-absorbing materials in particularly impact-prone areas such as ski tips or bindings.

If transporting by car:

If you are using a roof rack or mounts, make sure they are properly secured and that the skis are securely fastened inside. Check the condition of the mounts regularly, especially on long runs.


If you are sending your skis by courier or transport provider, make sure they are properly labelled and that the outside of the ski case indicates that the skis are inside. This can help you avoid careless handling of the package.

Remember that properly protecting your skis from transport is an investment in their longevity and ensuring your comfort on the slopes. Taking care of your equipment is essential for every winter sports enthusiast.

What should you consider when choosing a ski transport company?

Choosing the right ski transport company is crucial to ensuring the safety of your equipment and the comfort of your journey. To make the right choice, it is advisable to be guided by the following criteria:

Experience and specialisation:

Choose a company that has experience in transporting sports equipment, including skis. Specialisation in this area may indicate better preparation for handling such cargo.

Type of transport offered:

Make sure the company offers the right means of transport for transporting skis, such as special vehicles with attachments for sports equipment.


It is a good idea if the transport company offers insurance for the equipment being transported. In the event of damage or loss of skis, you will be assured of compensation.


Compare the prices of different companies, but remember that the cheapest quote is not always the best. It is important that the price is commensurate with the quality of the service provided.


If you have special needs or transport requirements, it is a good idea to choose a company that shows flexibility and adapts to your expectations.


Check that the company is known for its punctuality. Delayed deliveries can disrupt your plans, especially if you're heading to the slopes on a specific date.

Customer service:

Professional and courteous customer service is important, especially if you have questions or concerns about transport.

Ski protection during transport:

Make sure the company takes care to properly secure the equipment in transit to avoid potential damage.

Complaint process:

In case of problems, it is important that the claims process is clear and transparent. Ask about procedures in case of damage or delays.

When choosing a ski transport company, take some time to do thorough research and comparisons. Remember that your skis are valuable not only in material terms, but also in sentimental terms, so it is important that they are transported with due care.


What are the most popular types of skis?

Skis are not only sports equipment, but also technological marvels that have evolved over the years to adapt to the different needs of skiers. Below are the most popular types of skis:

Alpine (downhill) skis:

This is the most popular type of ski, designed for groomed slopes. They have a medium length, are wide under the boot and taper towards the tips.

Freeride (off-piste) skis:

Designed for off-piste skiing in deep snow. They are wider than traditional downhill skis, allowing for better flotation in the snow.

Freestyle skis:

Designed for snowboard parks, jumps and tricks. They are characterised by their symmetrical construction - they can be skied both forwards and backwards (switch).

Slalom skis:

Short, providing good manoeuvrability, designed for fast and precise gates on slalom runs.

Giant-slalom (GS) skis:

Longer than slalom skis, designed for gigantic skiing. They provide better stability at higher speeds.

Skate skis:

Lighter and more versatile than downhill skis. They allow you to go uphill with special bindings and skins and then ski downhill.

Cross-country skis:

Long, narrow skis designed for flat terrain or gentle hills. Not used for downhill skiing on slopes.

Telemark skis:

Enable a specific style of skiing in which the skier's heel is not attached to the ski, allowing for distinctive turns.

Carving skis:

Specifically designed for making precise curves on hard snow. They have a specific geometry that helps with turns.

Skis for children:

Shorter, lighter and more flexible, adapted to the needs of younger skiers.

The choice of skis should be tailored to the skier's individual needs, skills and style. It is also worth consulting an expert or ski instructor before making a purchase.