Most skiers need to travel a long distance to make it out to the slopes. If you travel by air to get to your favorite mountain or resort, ski bags are the best way to travel with your own equipment rather than having to rent from your final destination. Ski bags are designed to hold your skis along with your boots and all of your other skiing accessories. Their design will often give your skis a safe packaging for a long trip.
Look for ski bags that are made from durable materials. Travel can give any luggage a beating, and ski bags are no exception. You don't want to arrive and find your skis were damaged in transit. Spend the money on a good ski bag and you won't threaten your entire skiing investment. Shop around the Internet for great deals on ski bags. Your ski manufacturer may have ski bags available that are custom fit for your model of ski. If so, these are a great option. However, there are many after market manufacturers of ski bags that make just as good of a product for an often, much lower price.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|