On the flight to the resort I carry my boots and ski clothes as carry on too. But after the vacation I shove as much crap in checked luggage as I can. I "protect" my skis and boots with all my dirty laundry and luckily I've never been flagged for it. Concealing the dead hooker in my laundry would be more of a logistical challenge. I suppose I could upgrade to a bigger bag which can accommodate 200 cm skis.