or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › keeping melted snow off the car seat
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

keeping melted snow off the car seat

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

My new skis won't fit in the trunk of my car, but they do fit in the backseat. The problem with that is getting the inside of the car wet after skiing. I thought of a ski bag, but they only seem to come in one size, which is way too big for my 160 cm skis. They probably also have more padding that I really need. What are the usual solutions to this problem?

post #2 of 13

Seats don't fold down? Roof rack not an option?

post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by nemesis256 View Post
 

My new skis won't fit in the trunk of my car, but they do fit in the backseat. The problem with that is getting the inside of the car wet after skiing. I thought of a ski bag, but they only seem to come in one size, which is way too big for my 160 cm skis. They probably also have more padding that I really need. What are the usual solutions to this problem?

 

A ski bag would work. Two other common solutions are:

 

  1. roof box
  2. different car

 

The second may seem like an absurdly expensive overkill solution to a simple everyday problem, but then the entire sport of alpine skiing as it exists in 2013 is kind of like that, and we revel in that here on EpicSki.

 

But seriously, a big old fashioned heavy dropcloth or blanket would do the trick. For example, a ratty mattress pad could be pressed into service for this. I like the idea of something absorbent that you can then hang out in your garage or something, vs. a waterproof groundsheet or the equivalent. The reason is that with the waterproof sheet the snowmelt is sooner or later just going to end up running off onto your carpet or into some crevice, which kind of defeats the purpose. 

post #4 of 13

An old towel should be used to dry off your skis before you put them in the car.  You shouldn't ride your skis hard and put them away wet!:nono:.

post #5 of 13

carry a plastic scraper.  you can get most the snow and ice off the skis with a scraper before putting them in the car.

post #6 of 13
Get a snowboard bag. Most of them are actually better quality and padding than ski bags. And you can get one that is 160-165 length without problem. I actually use one for my slalom skis, holds 2 pairs without a problem
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
 

Seats don't fold down?

 yeah they do, don't know why I didn't think of it.

 

The other suggestions are good as well though.

post #8 of 13

Or you can try a Volkl single ski bag. I use that in my car too. It is fully padded but flexible. You can bend the unoccupied portion. 

post #9 of 13
Wow. And I thought I had it tough with skis, gear, car pool buddies, and a large furry dog.
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Wow.

wut?

post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Wow. And I thought I had it tough with skis, gear, car pool buddies, and a large furry dog.

 

You just have to worry about dog slobber on your skis.:D

post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

 

You just have to worry about dog slobber on your skis.:D

 

The dog doesn't slobber... the car pool buddies though....

post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post
 

carry a plastic scraper.  you can get most the snow and ice off the skis with a scraper before putting them in the car.

I use the windshield brush. One downside of Marker bindings--the heels have lots of places to trap snow that's hard to get out.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › keeping melted snow off the car seat