Traveling with Ski Gear

By October 15, 2020Uncategorized

With ski season just around the corner, now’s the time to familiarize yourself with not only the slopes, but how to best travel with your ski and snowboard gear. What’s a boot bag? Does my snowboard need a seat? How long can my skis be? On the Fly has you covered with all the gear requirements and specifications, straight from our SUN partner airline. 

United: 

  • You’re allowed one item of ski or snowboard gear on board as a checked bag. That one item can be: 
    • Up to two snowboards in one bag and one snow boot bag. 
    • Up to two snow skis and associated gear (like ski poles) and one snow boot bag. 
  • If the combined weight of a ski bag and boot bag exceeds 50 pounds, overweight charges may be applied. 
  • A boot bag without an accompanying ski bag will still apply as one checked bat. 

Read more from United about traveling with sports equipment 

Delta: 

  • You’re allowed one item of ski or snowboard gear on board as a checked bag. That one item can be a ski/pole bag or snowboard bag with an accompanying boot bag. 
  • The weight of both a ski/snowboard bag and boot bag cannot exceed the standard checked bag weight limit (50 pounds), otherwise excess weight charges will apply. 
  • If the outside linear dimensions exceed 115 linear inches, the bag will not be accepted onto your flight. 
  • Additional bags will be subject to additional bag fees. 

Read more from Delta about traveling with sports equipment

Alaska:

  • One set of ski or snowboard gear can be treated as a single checked bag. This is defined as one ski or snowboard bag with one boot bag. 
    • If the boot bag is packed with clothing or other items, it will be treated as a separate bag. 
  • Ski and snowboard equipment may exceed 62 linear inches without incurring oversize baggage fees. 

Read more from Alaska about traveling with sports equipment

If you have additional questions, contact your airline directly. If it’s easier, rent your gear and equipment at any of the fine Wood River Valley ski shops. See you on the slopes!