How to Shop for Rooftop Ski & Snowboard Racks

BY Thomas S.

You don’t want your only road trip this winter to be over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house – in fact, you’re already anticipating your annual trip out to the slopes. Make that trip possible by investing in some ski and snowboard racks from AutoAnything.

But which rack is most compatible with your ride? And which one has the capacity to hold all your boards? With so many options to choose from, deciding on the perfect rack isn’t always easy. Fortunately, we’re here to settle the issue with this handy how-to guide.

Pros of Ski & Snowboard Racks

  • Less expensive than cargo carrier alternatives
  • Serve as a safe and secure way to haul your gear
  • Leaves plenty of room for your passengers and other luggage in your back seat and trunk
  • Low-profile design allows for more clearance and is less detrimental to gas mileage than a cargo box

Things to Consider

1) How many pairs of skis or snowboards are you hauling?

A roof rack won’t do you much good if it’s not capable of accommodating all your equipment. Fortunately, most of the roof racks available on our site come in a variety of lengths and sizes, carrying up to six pairs of skis, four snowboards or a combination thereof.

2) How difficult are roof racks to install?

Despite offering numerous advantages, rooftop ski and snowboard racks are typically more difficult to install than your conventional hitch-mounted rack. In fact, if your ride is not factory-equipped, it may even call for the additional cost and difficulty of a roof rack system.

3) How secure is the roof rack?

Most rooftop racks ensure safe and secure transportation, and as such, come standard with locking systems that secure your gear to the rack and your rack to your rooftop. Thule racks, for example, utilize a patented one-key lock for added convenience and peace of mind.

Buying your Rooftop Ski Rack from AutoAnything

With an extensive selection of ski and snowboard racks from some of the industry’s heaviest hitters – including Thule, Rhino-Rack, RockyMounts, Inno and Yakima – AutoAnything makes it easy for you to find the perfect rack for your winter excursions. We back every product with our unbeatable 1-Year, Lower Price Guarantee, and you can make that choice even easier by reading snowboard and ski rack reviews from customers like you.

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