Unlike a beach holiday where you have to pack, at most, a pair of trunks or a bikini with an extra towel, winter sports holidays are a much bulkier excursion. When you're packing your gear it makes sense to know your airlines' restrictions when it comes to snowboarding gear.

Top tips on what to take on your snowboarding trip

If you have your own snowboard that you take everywhere with you, then you may need to be prepared to pay for ski carriage, or at least have it checked as an extra bag. However, if you're not too fussed about bringing your own personal belongings then just pack the fundamentals. By packing your clothes and thermals, you can rent everything else. Helmet, goggles, snowboard and bindings can all be rented, which means you won't have to pay for extra luggage.

Can you fly with snowboarding gear?

Every airline had differing policies for skiing and snowboarding luggage. In a lot of cases, the airline will treat your snowboard luggage as a normal and not an oversized bag. Keeping your equipment safe with snowboarding travel insurance helps gives you some peace of mind before the flight.

How to pack your snowboarding gear for your flight

Keeping your snowboarding equipment and clothing separate makes for a much easier experience. Keeping your snowboarding gear in a separate bag helps keep your holiday items organised. At the very least, packing snowboarding clothes on one side of your suitcase and normal clothes on the other means you can transition from snowboarding to casual-wear without sorting through a jumbled mess.

Can you bring a snowboard on a plane?

Yes, but you won't be able to take it on as hand luggage. While you'll be able to wear your snowboarding boots through customs, they'll be subjected to a scan. We would recommend that you put your snowboarding gear in a special kit bag to take to check-in with you.

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