If you've booked a ski holiday abroad, you might have realized that there's a lot of equipment you need to pack, and with limited hand luggage sizes and hold bag weights on budget airlines, it can make it hard to fit everything in.
Most of the time, you can get away with taking a ski helmet as carry-on luggage on a plane, just make sure it fits within the dimensions of your luggage or you can clip it onto the bag.
Down below, in our guide, we will take you through why we recommend packing ski helmets as carry-on luggage, how to pack a ski helmet in your luggage
Ski helmets can be very fragile and expensive, which is why we recommend packing helmets in your hand luggage, luggage handlers can be rough with ski-hold luggage which could risk your helmet getting damaged.
Although packing your carbon fibre helmet in your hand luggage is a good idea, you need to make sure you have the right-sized hand luggage to fit your helmet in, some airlines have restrictions on hand luggage sizes and the last thing you want is to carry around bulky hand luggage.
If you decide to pack a ski helmet in your hold luggage we then suggest making sure it's wrapped in soft clothing and marking your hold luggage as fragile to be on the safe side.
If your head protection can fit in your hand luggage then we suggest following these tips below to make sure your helmet is packed properly.
When travelling on flights many people pack their ski equipment in ski bags for better travel. Ski bags are like large bags which are specifically designed to keep your equipment safe like ski goggles, they allow you to carry ski boots, full-size skis, poles and clothing.
Always choose a padded ski bag with roller wheels for easier travelling.
If you've invested in a ski bag to keep your ski equipment safe we recommend following these packing tips below to pack your ski luggage properly.
Skis are very large pieces of sports equipment, they cannot be taken as carry-on luggage inside a plane due to their large size, this goes for ski poles too.
You will have to pack skis as checked luggage or in a dedicated hold bag like ski bags as we mentioned above.
Although you can take lots of sports equipment on a plane, there are some items which are not allowed on board and will need to go in your hold instead.
What are some tips for travelling with ski equipment?
The biggest tip for travelling with ski equipment is to stay minimal, don't take more than you need, you can always rent equipment out there if need be.
How much does a carbon fibre ski helmet cost?
A carbon fibre ski helmet can cost anything between $50 and $150 depending on the quality.
Can I take ski boots on a plane?
Ski boots can be taken in carry-on luggage if you have enough room or might need to be carried in a separate ski boot bag.
Do airlines charge for ski bags?
Airlines might allow you to carry ski bags as part of your checked luggage on a plane or will charge a small fee for the bag in comparison to surfboards and bicycles.
To conclude, a ski helmet can be carried as hand luggage on a plane as long as it fits within your hand luggage allowance, it is recommended to pack it in your carry-on since it stops the helmet from getting damaged.
If you do not have room in your hand luggage for a bulky helmet we suggest packing the helmet in a ski bag instead.