Originally Posted by Ghost
I used to use a ski rack. A bic that I constantly worried about loosing as I went around every curve. I made sure to have the skis in ski bags to protect them and their bindings. The constant flapping of the ski bag from the wind wore holes through the bags, so if you go that route, keep a good inspection of the ski bags. You don't want road salt on your skis or in your bindings.
That's a pretty accurate description of the rigors of ski racks. But around here the water in collecting pools used for snow making and natural snow already comes with a fair amount of salt and other crap because:
Water for man made snow..It is the run off from not just the mountain, but also the parking lot and mountain roads.
B) Half the storms in this region blow in from the Atlantic and bring some salt water with them.
So, I'm for rinsing and drying my equipment after each use regardless of how it has been transported. But, if it goes up top it goes up top in a bag because the salt and sand content is definitely much MUCH higher than that of the snow. I'm just sayin' that both man made and natural snow around here have some salt too.
OP, It's sweet, brand new equipment. A little simple work to maintain it will ensure that you get a lot of use and longevity from it.