Our destination-specific customs advice explains the documents you'll need to complete and the requirements you must meet when shipping belongings.
Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?
High-quality boxes and packaging provided
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Enjoy 2 weeks of FREE storage before and after shipping
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Why ship your skis overseas?
Renting skis at your resort is no match for your favourite set. New skis feel different, move differently, and give us potentially worse results. Using equipment that we know and love means more comfort and more fun. After all, the aim is to be as fast as possible!
From professionals travelling worldwide for ski competitions to family getaways, there are many reasons to ship skis abroad. Luckily, our international shipping company is here to transport your gear to your destination stress-free.
Ship skis internationally with our trusted shipping services
Whether tackling the highest, most extreme new slopes or trying to beat your slalom personal best, it's just not the same without your own skis. But travelling with skis alongside your other luggage can be challenging. You'll have to lug tall ski bags to the airport, pass them through security, and hope they appear in one piece at the other end.
Skip the stress by choosing our overseas shipping company. We've been shipping skis, surfboards, bikes and all kinds of sports equipment and luggage for over 25 years. We'll come to your home, collect your ski bag and box it at our nearest depot. Then, we'll ship it to your destination country, clear it through customs and deliver it to your chosen address. All you need to do is get an instant free quote, place your order, prepare your skis for collection and complete your online documents.
Because our international shippers control a global network of depots, we offer a complete door-to-door shipping experience. You can ship skis and skiing equipment to hundreds of locations using our Boxes and Bags Worldwide service via sea or air at affordable cost. Plus, our in-depth local knowledge and multilingual customer service team support you at every step.
How to ship skis overseas in 5 easy steps
Get a free quick quote
Our online quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your date
When placing your order, choose the shipment collection date that suits you.
Prepare your skis
Bag your skis for collection. We'll then take them to our closest depot and box them for shipping.
We ship your skis
Complete the documentation. Then we'll ship your skis to their destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will help you clear your skis through customs and safely deliver them.
How to package skis for collection
Our expert team make shipping skis internationally easy. As part of our Boxes and Bags Worldwide service, we'll collect your ski bag from your home and take it to our nearest depot. Then, we'll pack it into a strong cardboard box and ship it to your destination country.
But there are a few essential things for you to do to prepare your skis for shipping:
- Thoroughly clean and dry your skis, poles and ski bag. Doing so means you'll have clean equipment at your destination. If we receive any part of your equipment unclean, you will incur a cleaning charge. Plus, if, during inspections, a local environmental agency discovers some organic matter, it could lead to fines and delays.
- Ensure your bindings and brakes do not protrude in order to prevent them from ripping your bag during transit. You may need to use cable ties to hold them in place.
- Protect both ends of your skis with cushioning materials such as bubble wrap.
- Weigh your ski bag and skis on bathroom scales to ensure they do not exceed the weight limit of 30kg/66lbs.
- If possible, pack your skis into a hard shell ski box. Otherwise, place your skis and poles inside a ski bag and measure its height, depth and width to ensure it fits inside our boxes. The maximum accepted measurements are 182cm height, 24cm depth and 24cm width.
You can ship your ski boots and other ski accessories as part of the same order. But please ensure you wrap them well with cushioning materials and pack them into strong containers.
Check your quote to confirm that our vans are collecting your shipment. If instead it’s one of our partners, your shipment will not be inspected until it arrives at our hub for export. So, we recommend you buy a hard ski box (Seven Seas Worldwide does not endorse these products), which can be reused and is far cheaper than having to repair or replace damaged skis.
Although not a professional packing service, our experienced staff will pack your skis to a high standard into double-walled, chemically-strengthened cardboard boxes. Our containers protect your favourite skis during long journeys via land, air or sea.
We start by inspecting the ski bag for defects such as scratches. Then, we protect both ends by wrapping them in large pieces of foam tubing and securing them with parcel tape. We then cover the centre of the ski bag in several layers of bubble wrap, secured with more parcel tape.
Next, we prepare the base of the box by folding in the small and large flaps and securing them in place with several layers of overlapping parcel tape. We then gently place your ski bag inside the box. If there is movement inside the box, we'll add more bubble wrap until it stops. Finally, we secure the lid in the same manner as the base and label it ready to be stored or shipped.
Thoroughly clean and dry your skis, poles and ski bag. Doing so means you'll have clean equipment at your destination, and it helps our staff box them.
Customs regulations when sending skis overseas
Thanks to a global network of depots, we offer a complete door-to-door shipping service, including customs clearance in most countries where we operate. But there are some essential customs rules you should know.
Every country has a list of items banned from importation to protect its people and environment. Please check out our Prohibited Goods page before booking for the latest information.
Log in to your online account and complete the following:
- An inventory listing all items you are shipping. Custom authorities will see it, so please ensure accuracy.
- Optional insurance forms to ease some stress in the rare case your skis are lost or damaged.
- Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.
My Seven Seas Worldwide shipping experience was wonderful. I highly recommend them for shipping excess baggage or when moving overseas. My husband and I had skis, snowboards and a few household items to ship back to Australia from Canada. There were no problems. Our shipment even arrived back in Australia before we did! Thank you, Seven Seas Worldwide, for making our international move stress-free.Kody
FAQs about international ski shipping
We control shipping overheads because we own and operate a global network of depots. So, we're able to keep fees low. Costs depend on how soon you need your skis, your budget, and your origin and destination addresses. Get a quick free quote today for a transparent price breakdown.
As experienced overseas shippers, we've considered everything. You can store your skis at our secure depots for free for a total of 4 weeks in most countries where we operate. If you would like to add time for an affordable fee, let us know 24 hours or more before we collect your skis.
The transit time depends on several things, such as your origin and destination addresses and your shipping method. Shipping by sea is cheaper and uses less C02, making it better for the planet. Air shipping gets your skis to their destination faster, perfect if you have a bigger budget and a short timeframe.
Consider one of our comprehensive insurance plans to cover your beloved skis in the rare chance they are damaged or lost. Plus, you can use our online tracker to monitor their worldwide location.
Yes! All you need to do is check that your hotel or B&B accept deliveries on your behalf. If so, we recommend shipping your skis in advance to ensure they arrive before you.
Top 4 skiing holiday destinations around the world
With so many idyllic ski cities and towns to choose from, working out where to go for your next adventure can be a challenge! So, we've put together some of the world's best-rated ski destinations based on terrain, scenery, cultural options and more:
St. Anton, Austria
As one of the world's premier skiing destinations, St. Anton boasts an impressive mix of challenging slopes, deep snow and Alpine scenery. Its vast ski area offers various runs that cater to beginners and experts. As one of the first ski resorts in the Alps, the town's history is visible in its charming chalets, lively après-ski scene and passionate locals.
Modern infrastructure, including state-of-the-art lifts, ensures skiers maximise their time on the slopes. Plus, the region is famous for its consistent snowfall, making it a reliable choice for ski lovers.
Niseko is a beloved worldwide skiing haven thanks partly to its exceptional powder snow, known as "Japow". Situated on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the town benefits from continuous snowfall. It also boasts various fun terrains to suit all levels and plentiful cultural highlights.
Indulge in delicious local cuisine, relax in hot springs and explore picturesque surroundings. The village has a welcoming atmosphere and hotels to suit all budgets. With its natural beauty, consistent snow, and rich culture, Niseko is a world-class skiing destination.
Aspen, Colorado, USA
Aspen is one of North America's great ski regions thanks to world-class facilities, quality slopes, and a lively cultural scene. The town has four distinct ski areas in the Rocky Mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Each region caters to a broad spectrum of skill levels, from beginner to expert. The town's powdery snow and challenging terrains provide exhilarating experiences for ski fans of all ages.
Beyond the slopes, Aspen exudes rustic charm and sophistication. Boutique shops, gourmet restaurants and vibrant nightlife provide an enviable après-ski scene. Yearly events like Filmfest, the Aspen Music Festival and the X Games add to the allure.
Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
Canada's skiing jewel is the largest resort in North America. It offers over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, including options for beginners and seasoned pros. The twin mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb boast well-groomed snow and challenging slopes. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers efficient transit between the mountains and 360° forest views.
Whistler Village vibrates with an international energy thanks to varied restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife. Plus, events like the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Whistler Blackcomb goes beyond a traditional skiing holiday. It's an immersive mountain experience in an unforgettable setting.