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It's easy to send skis and snowboards by courier

Get an online quote and choose from a range of courier services with Transglobal Express. Other than that, all you need is the right size box and suitable packaging to ensure safety in transit.

Your shopping list

  • A long cardboard box not much bigger than the skis/snowboard
  • A roll of packaging tape
  • Padding material (bubble wrap, kraft paper or loose fill polystyrene)
  • Edge protectors (optional)

Most couriers have a maximum “girth plus length” of 330cm—so if you take the length, width and height of the box, this is calculated as the sum of the two smallest dimensions, multiplied by two, plus the longest dimension. The length of the skis or snowboards themselves should not exceed 220cm.

Send skis by courier
Credit: Ben Koorengevel

Size restrictions may vary between couriers, so please refer to our service information.

How to pack your skis or snowboard

Your skis or snowboard should fit snug inside the box. You don’t want them to move around a lot or to touch the edges of the box as both can lead to damage in transit.

There should be at least 5cm of cushioning between each item, and between the items and the inside wall of the box.

For extra stability, we recommend packaging your skis in pairs. You can also use edge protectors made of polystyrene or foam.

Send snowboard by courier
Credit: Jörg Angeli

Once your items are snugly packed, seal your box with quality adhesive parcel tape. Use an H-taping method (i.e. put tape along the long and short edges of your top flaps, forming a letter H) but don’t overdo it, as customs may need to unseal the box for inspection.

Finally, attach the shipping label (air waybill) and to the box where it can be clearly seen, as well as a “documents enclosed” wallet containing your customs invoice if applicable.

Choose a courier

Get a free quote to compare services from a range of top quality couriers including DHL, TNT and UPS.

Any questions? Get in touch! We’re always happy to help. You can reach us by phone, email or live chat.

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