It's been way to long since I posted, so here is my story for the day. I ship my ski's every year instead of hassling with them, the luggage, the kids, and the car seats. I priced out the shipping companies (HighCountry, Sports Express, Luggage Free and others) and couldn't believe how expensive they we're. In addition to a double ski bag, I also shipped a large duffell bag this time.
I took everything to Fedex Kinkos and both weighed in at 44 and 41 pounds respectively. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cost from Houston to Steamboat via ground service was just $69. And that's both bags. It will be great not having to pay the airline "fees" and also having the peace of mind that they'll be in my condo when I arrive. The reduced stress and headache for trudging along 2 extra bags makes it worth every penny.