Posted by Rack Attack on 12-17-2018 under Ski & Snowboard Racks
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Best Ski or Board Rack for Your Car

If you like to ski or snowboard, you may think one of the biggest hassles is getting your gear to the mountain. Luckily, we can help you find the best ski or snowboard rack for your car!

Fortunately, ski racks are mostly straightforward once you have a roof rack in place. Of course we can help you get a roof rack for your vehicle, too!

Once you have Thule, Yakima, factory or third party cross bars, you’re ready to add a ski rack. Either you get a flat clamp style rack (good for skis and snowboards) or a cargo box - good for skis, snowboards, and your jackets, boots, etc. Added bonus of the box is that you keep all that wet gear out of your car at the end of the day!

For holding 6 pairs of skis (or 4 boards)

As for the flat clamp style ski racks, your main choice is how wide you want them. The wider ones will hold 4 boards, and 4-6 pairs of skis (depending on how fat your skis are). The smaller ones will hold around half this amount. The wider carriers come in either a "fixed" style or one that extends out (the Extender!) for easier loading. For more on these options make sure to check out The Best Ski and Board Racks of 2018.

Thule SnowPack Extender Ski & Snowboard Rack

Thule SnowPack Extender Ski & Snowboard Rack

The Thule 7325 SnowPack Extender is similar to the SnowPack 6 roof mounted ski and snowboard carrier, carrying up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards, but with the ability to extend past your vehicle's doors for easy loading and unloading.

Thule SnowPack 6 Black Ski & Snowboard Rack

Thule SnowPack 6 Black Ski & Snowboard Rack

The Thule 7326B SnowPack Black 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.

Thule SnowPack 6 Ski & Snowboard Rack

Thule SnowPack 6 Ski & Snowboard Rack

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.

Yakima FatCat 6 Evo Silver

Yakima FatCat 6 Evo Silver

The Yakima FatCat 6 Evo is the top-of-the-line snow rack that features great aerodynamics, locks for complete security, and now comes in a premium silver finish. The Yakima FatCat 6 can easily handle 6 pairs of fatty skis or 4 snowboards.

Yakima FatCat 6 Evo Black

Yakima FatCat 6 Evo Black

The Yakima FatCat 6 Evo 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.

Yakima FatCat 6 Black

Yakima FatCat 6 Black - CLEARANCE SALE

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.

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Thule 91725U Ski/Snowboard Carrier

Thule 91725U Ski/Snowboard Carrier - CLEARANCE SALE

Thule has upgraded the Thule 725 rooftop snowsport carrier, one of their best selling ski and snowboard carriers, to the Thule 91725U rooftop snowsport carrier which now includes universal mounting hardware and locks.

$119.95 $149.95

For holding 4 pairs of skis (or 2 boards)

Thule SnowPack 4 Black Ski & Snowboard Rack

Thule SnowPack 4 Black Ski & Snowboard Rack

The Thule 7324B SnowPack 4 Black is a roof mounted ski and snowboard carrier which can carry up to 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards and can be mounted directly to nearly all roof rack cross bars.

Thule SnowPack 4 Ski & Snowboard Rack

Thule SnowPack 4 Ski & Snowboard Rack

The Thule 7324 SnowPack 4 is a roof mounted ski and snowboard carrier which can carry up to 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards and can be mounted directly to nearly all roof rack cross bars.

Yakima FatCat 4 Evo Black

Yakima FatCat 4 Evo Black

The Yakima FatCat 4 Evo 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 4 can easily handle 4 pairs of fatty skis or 2 snowboards.

Angled two-board holder

If you are looking to save space, Thule also makes an angled carrier good for 2 boards. 

Thule 575 Snowboard Carrier

Thule 575 Snowboard Carrier

Thule 575 Snowboard Racks are the original angled two snowboard rack. Besides attaching to Thule car racks you can now attach it to factory installed and Yakima base racks with Thule Fat Mouth Clamp, included. Snowboards lock to carrier.

 

For holding everything (maybe even your kitchen sink)

A better option is to get a cargo box. Cargo boxes not only carry your skis or snowboards while protecting them from the elements, they can also be used to carry anything else you want to stuff in them. Plus you can use these year round for camping, road trips, golf trips and all your other luggage-carrying needs. 

Just like the ski racks, cargo boxes are designed to fit onto Thule, Yakima, factory or third party cross bars. Thule and Yakima both make a range of sizes to fit your vehicle and your specific needs. Each brand makes a premium box (e.g. the Thule Hyper or Motion XT or the Yakima Showcase) and an entry level box (e.g. the Thule Force XT or the Yakima Skybox). Included below are the bestselling sizes, but most of these boxes range from 12 - 21 cubic feet. 

Thule 612 Hyper XL

Thule 612 Hyper XL

The new Thule 612 Hyper XL cargo box offers luxurious space with outstanding quality, security and ultra-conveniences. The Thule 612 Hyper XL is the perfect combination of style, protection and quality.

$1,049.95
Thule Motion XT Alpine Black

Thule Motion XT Alpine Black

The Thule Motion Alpine Black is premium low-profile black cargo box perfect for skis and boards. The Motion line is Thule's premium cargo box offering the best features and design available in rooftop boxes.

Thule Motion XT XL Titan

Thule Motion XT XL Titan

The Thule Motion XL is the second largest of the Motion boxes with a 18 cubic foot capacity. The Motion line is Thule's premium cargo box offering offering the best features and design available in rooftop boxes.

Thule Motion XT XL Black

Thule Motion XT XL Black

The Thule Motion XL is the second largest of the Motion boxes with a 18 cubic foot capacity. The Motion line is Thule's premium cargo box offering offering the best features and design available in rooftop boxes.

Thule Force XT XL

Thule Force XT XL

Versatile roof-mounted cargo box for everyday use.

Yakima ShowCase 20 - Anthracite

Yakima ShowCase 20 - Anthracite

Big space, sleek lines, glossy finish – the aerodynamic ShowCase 20 delivers exceptional cargo capacity with a clean, modern design. Big enough for extended trips with a car full of friends, loading up the entire family’s ski gear, or heading out on

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

The ultra-premium multi-sport Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite features a Carbonite dimpled texture surface that slices through the air and looks great. The Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite offers 16 cubic feet of storage space making your vehicle feel bigger.

Finally - there is one more option for the rear of the vehicle. 

If you have a hitch, and almost any Thule or Yakima bike rack, you can get a carrier to carry skis or boards vertically behind your car. This is a little less common option, but great if you have or need a hitch or bike rack as well (of course we sell those too!)

Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks

Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks

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.

Yakima HitchSki

Yakima HitchSki

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.

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