After a bit a of looking and attempts at getting a couple ski carrier manufacturer's to get the concept of carrying skis and snowboards and make some design tweaks, I think I finally found a good option. Just after hiking to the Telluride Gold Hill chutes, a friend was hiking the Black Iron Bowl ridge and met the manufacturer/owner of Mountain Goat Ski Totes and purchased a couple for his climb and ski. He called me and told me "You have to add this to your store!". So I contacted the owner and obtained some initial supplies and added them to our store.
Note that these also work great for schlepping your skis to and from an outlying parking lot or condo and a lift or for spring hike and skis while corn camping........
Here's how it works:
1. Unroll the tote by releasing the Velcro strap. Lay the tote out on the ground with the Velcro straps open and facing up, creating a square shape with the shoulder straps.
2. Lay the skis onto and perpendicular to the Velcro straps with the toe piece of the ski binding just above the Velcro stro strap that is attached to the shorter of the two shoulder straps, and the heel piece of the ski binding just above the other Velcro strap.
3. Squeezing the skis together, tightly wrap the two Velcro straps around and just below the ski binding's toe and heel piece so that when lifted off the ground the Velcro straps support the weight of the skis.
4. Grasp the skis with one hand just above the toe piece of the ski binding. While lifting the skies with one hand; put your other arm through one of the shoulder straps as you would in putting on a backpack
5. Now put your other arm through the remaining shoulder strap and adjust the tightness of the shoulder straps by pulling down on the end loops with your thumbs to tighten and hold the skis securely to your back!
6. When you are finished using the tote, simply roll it up close the Velcro strap and stash it in your pocket!
Edited by Alpinord - 9/22/11 at 5:47pm