If you ski or snowboard, heading out to the mountains is always a great winter getaway. But for many of us, heading to the mountains generally means flying somewhere, and flying means you need to deal with luggage. Having a handy snowboard and ski trip packing list can help narrow down what’s most important. While not everyone feels comfortable traveling right now if you do and you have your own skis or snowboard, bringing your own gear means you’ll enjoy your trip more. It’s dialed in for your riding style and you don’t have to pay to rent. However, it does also mean you need to pack all that gear up and take it on the airplane with you. We’re here to help take the stress of packing away with some helpful tips.
Thankfully nowadays, airlines allow you to take a snowboard or ski bag as regular checked luggage (check your airline for specific size and weight restrictions/information). That means that the more you can get into your board or ski bag, the less gear you have to pack elsewhere. In fact, with careful packing, you may be able to get all your gear into a high-quality roller bag, and only deal with one checked bag for your trip. These tips work well for one or two people sharing a roller bag but are also great if you’re hauling kids’ equipment along as well.
In lieu of the times we live in, be sure to review COVID-19 policies for both the airports/airlines you’ll be traveling with and the resort(s) you’ll be visiting. They will help to keep you and others safe and healthy so you can focus on the fun!
So there you have it. Now you know how to get all of your gear packed efficiently and safely. You can check out our great selection of snowboard bags and ski bags online or stop into your local ERIK’S to shop our stellar selection. And then go hit the slopes!