Snowboard Travel

How to Travel With a Snowboard

If you're having a conundrum about how to travel with a snowboard, then our guide below can probably help you. Our guide covers the best ways to travel with a snowboard by air and by post. Before you hit the slopes, check out our website. S2AS is a snowboard shop in the UK that offers next day delivery of the world’s best snowboards.

What is the Best Way To Travel With A Snowboard?

The best way to travel long distance with a snowboard is by air. You can check your snowboard in as sports luggage with your airline.



Some airlines don't charge while others charge a small fee. Which can often work out cheaper than shipping your snowboard to your destination. Flying your snowboard with you when you travel can also be a safer way to travel with your snowboard. As there is less risk of losing it in transit.

How to travel with a snowboard by road

It's quite straightforward these days to travel by road with snowboards. If your snowboard is too big to fit into the space inside of your car. Then you should consider investing in a roof rack or boot rack to attach your snowboard also.

When travelling by air, you will need to consider how you will travel with your equipment to the airport. If you aren't driving yourself to the airport, advise your transfer company that you have a massive snowboard and luggage. This is the best way to ensure you get an adequately sized vehicle to get you to the airport. You could always consider a stretch limousine.



How to travel with a snowboard by air

Often you can check your snowboard in as part of your luggage allowance. With some airlines, you can carry free sports luggage up to a certain weight. Or you may need to pay a small additional charge to take your snowboard on a flight with you.

To travel by air, you must ensure that your board is packaged correctly. Its case is preferable as otherwise, your insurance may not cover it.


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What is the best way to travel with a snowboard?

The best, least stressful way to travel overseas with your snowboard is to take your snowboard in a vehicle to the airport you are flying from, check-in the snowboard and when you land, collect it from the luggage area.

This is probably also the quickest way of travelling with your snowboard as if you were to ship it; there is a possibility that your snowboard could arrive after you have. Can you imagine having to miss the action on the snow because you have to wait for your board to arrive? Not a great feeling, I can imagine. 

Is shipping your snowboard to your destination easier than travelling with it?

It is possible to ship your snowboard ahead of you getting there and collecting it when you get there. In this instance, we recommend booking the delivery and collection with a company who has a good reputation when transporting snowboards.

Snowboards aren't cheap so if you are shipping, make sure you pay extra for the adequate insurance and research details of places you could buy or rent a board if for any reason your board wasn't to arrive when or where it was supposed to.

Although shipping will save you the hassle of having to drag your oversized snowboarding equipment around until you have been to drop your baggage it could mean that you get left without a snowboard at all.

Yes, this can also happen with an airline, but an airline is a lot less likely to do this as its one direct flight rather than it having to be put in the hands of many couriers and warehouse staff before getting to its destination.

Mailing can also be significantly more expensive than taking it on a flight with you.

In conclusion, we would be more inclined to travel with our snowboards by aeroplane to our ski destination than to transport them overland and drive to our own destination or by courier. It's much cheaper all round to take a snowboard with you on your own flight than it is to travel any of the other ways mentioned For these reasons, air travel on the same flight as yourself is the best way to travel with a snowboard.

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