Ski and Snowboard Racks Information
A Ski and Snowboard Rack is a necessary companion to every winter sport enthusiast's car, truck, SUV, or van. Having one reduces the risk of scratches on your car and prevents snow, ice, and dirt from getting inside. Not to mention it clears up a lot of space making your trips to and from the mountain a lot more comfortable. There is nothing worse than riding in the back seat of a car with a snowboard poking you on one side and being squeezed up against another person on the other side. If you experience this on a regular basis during the winter season, then it is time that you invested in one. At Rack Attack you will find ski racks and snowboard racks that provide functionality, easy use, and comfort.
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Deciding where you want to carry skis and snowboards is the first step in establishing how to carry them. The two options available are either a roof mounted carrier system or a receiver hitch mounted carrier system.
Roof mounted ski and snowboard racks REQUIRE that you have a means in which to mount them already in place. A manufacturer installed factory roof rack, or if your vehicle's roof is bare, one of our multipurpose base rack systems. To see what multipurpose base roof rack system options are available for your vehicle, check one of our Automated Roof Rack Fit Guides.
The main advantage of a roof mounted ski and snowboard rack is its versatility. Your roof rack can be easily customized by choosing from the wide range or carrier options Rack Attack has to offer. Roof mounted carriers typically include hardware to mount directly to factory racks and allow you to carry up to six pairs of skis or four snowboard (combinations of the two also work). Complete the security option of our ski and snowboard racks by purchasing lock cylinders that lock your gear in the rack and the rack to the vehicle. Note that some carriers come with locks included.
The Yakima FatCat 6 Black is the top-of-the-line snow rack that features great aerodynamics, locks for complete security, and now comes in a premium mirror black finish. The Yakima FatCat 6 can easily handle 6 pairs of fatty skis or 4 snowboards.
The Thule 7326 SnowPack is a roof mounted ski and snowboard carrier which can carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards and can be mounted to most third party and factory cross bars.
If you are looking for a little protection, roof mounted cargo boxes are another key option to explore. Skis and snowboards are protected from the elements and there is even enough room to throw in your boots, bags, and other gear. Roof mounted cargo boxes come in a wide range of sizes and have a variety of features. Boxes are typically 55 - 92 inches in length and vary in width. Shorter boxes are an optimal bet for sport wagons, CUVs, and smaller SUVs. Check your ski length before choosing a carrier.
Designed for skis and snowboards, this box is ideal for all the wintersport enthusiasts. With the low-profile, roofline-hugging, 14 cubic foot design, the box will hold all your snow gear, without making your vehicle too tall.
The ultra-premium multi-sport Yakima SkyBox Lo Carbonite features a Carbonite dimpled texture surface that slices through the air and looks great. The Yakima SkyBox Lo Carbonite offers 15 cubic feet of storage space making your vehicle feel bigger.
Hitch mounted ski and snowboard racks are an option available to adapt your existing hitch mounted bike rack in to a dual purpose winter sport carrier. Hitch carriers hold up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards (also supports combinations) upright for maximum capacity. These carriers require that you have a hitch receiver already installed on your vehicle as well as an existing hitch mount bike rack. Not all models are supported so check one of our automated fit guides to verify. Access and security are a hitch carrier's best selling features, adding a cable lock or locking cylinders complete the carriers' security.
The Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks attaches to your Thule hitch rack or Thule Spare Me to transport your skis or snowboards securely and safely on the back of your vehicle. The Thule Tram holds up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.
If you have a mast-style hitch bike rack the Yakima HitchSki can haul up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards while your bikes are hibernating for the winter. The Yakima HitchSki is simple to install and use.
THULE SKI RACKS & THULE SNOWBOARD RACKS
There is a sense of freedom when you load up the boards and point your vehicle toward the nearest snowy hill. These winter road trips are made more memorable knowing that your trusted gear will arrive there thanks to Thule.
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YAKIMA SKI RACKS & YAKIMA SNOWBOARD RACKS
Yakima has a long-standing tradition of making tremendous innovations in the snow category. In fact, if they gave out a Nobel Prize for snow mounts, we'd probably be booking tickets to Stockholm right about now. Yakima Snow Mounts are easier to operate than ever before - even for the terminally uncoordinated.
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