For those who bring their own gear to snowboard, you know how necessary a snowboard rack or ski rack is. You don't want your equipment getting beat up in the back seat, and chances are, it won't fit in the trunk of your car. We gathered the five best snowboard and ski racks that will help you (and your snowboards) get to point A to point B with little effort.
These snowboard racks are easy to install, and we'll even link you to a few YouTube tutorials to guide you. Winter sports enthusiasts swear by these roof racks, so just pick the one that aligns with your budget.
Ski & Snowboard Roof Racks
Thule's SnowPack roof rack can fit up to four pairs of skis and two snowboards. This car rack holds thicker skis and snowboards with a vertical spring system. Thanks to the ultra-soft rubber arms grip, you can securely transport your gear without scratches. The over-sized push button is also easy to open while wearing gloves!
Check out the tutorial video below. Now, doesn't that look easy?
2. YAKIMA - PowderHound 6 Ski & Snowboard Mount, Fits Up to 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Snowboards, Rides Quietly, Fits Most Roof Racks, Black
YAKIMA is definitely a brand you can trust for roof rack carriers. This is Amazon's Choice for ski racks for a reason. It's under $160 and customers love it! It can carry up to six pairs of skis and four snowboards. It also has an easy button press and anti-theft system, but the price alone makes this option worth it.
Grab this rack and plan your next snowboarding trip. Check out the tutorial below.
Rhino-Rack's carrier is suitable for all vehicles. This rack can carry 6 pairs of skis or four snowboards. It features all of the easy release and anti-theft features as well, but these racks are UV protected, waterproof, rustproof, and mold resistant.
Check out Rhino-Rack's YouTube channel for tutorials.
"Drove through a snowstorm in Kenosha pass coming from Crsted Butte with 3 skis on this mount and it held up great. Obviously there are some extremely nice ski racks by Kuat and Thule in the $300 price range but at that point it is almost better to consider a cargo box."
Looks like it also doubles as a bike rack. Check out the installation tutorial below.
This snowboard roof rack can carry up to six pairs of skis and four snowboards. The overhang clamp attachment point makes it easier to reach your skis or boards! It's only $82, making it a budget-friendly option.
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