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Can anyone assist with this. We are driving to Mayrhofen in April and have booked the overnight ferry from newcastle to Amsterdam. However, when we went attempted to load the car in a practice run we found out that we cannot fit everything in the car. Has anyone couriered their skis, and if so who did they use. Might just be cheaper hiring I guess.
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Roof box / rack?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Its a convertible 4 series. We really haven't thought this through........ Embarassed
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You could try these people https://www.luggagemule.co.uk/ I've not used so would advise further research

Cheaper than renting - i.e. a 20kg bag will be about £80

My daughter used this guy a few years ago and he was OK

https://www.alpinevanman.com/#skisnowboardcarriage

p.s. I'm afraid I did have a laugh when I saw what you're travelling in
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I'm assuming you don't have a tow bar to fit a rack to.

But you might be able to get a boot rack a bit like this...

https://i2.wp.com/boot-rack.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/convertible-ski-rack.png
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Have used these and were happy with them but might be more than you want to pay https://www.sendmybag.com/
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Take out the worry and hassle - bite the bullet - hire out there - just googled it - try intersport - they have 2 shops but there's half a dozen others to choose from.
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Leave the roof down you will have lots of room then Very Happy
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Met a guy who just used dfs each year, sent them to his hotel and gave the hotel the heads up they would arrive before he did.
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Met a guy who just used dfs each year


I thought DFS made sofas?
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olderscot wrote:
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Met a guy who just used dfs each year


I thought DFS made sofas?
maybe he was a couch potato?
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Sack the Juggler,
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scotspikey,
If you log onto Alpinresorts.com the discount code "news101" will get you up to 60% off ski rental in Austria! wink Its valid until 2 April.

Our friends just booked rental kit for France (code news133) & managed to get 55% off! Very Happy
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olderscot wrote:
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Met a guy who just used dfs each year


I thought DFS made sofas?


They do and this what you do with them


http://youtube.com/v/KyxTzYpapwA
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
There was another bloke I met who contacted Dfds but they said they could only transport water-skis! 😁
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
I use UPS all the time for my business.

I regularly send parcels of up to 20kg to all over Europe for less than £8 to France, Germany, a bit more to Austria and a lot more to Switzerland.

I can see no reason why this is a problem as long as the skis are packed appropriately and you are sending to a hotel that can accept them at reception.

Cant see a ski bag with lots of Fragile tape being an issue too.

How many snowHead have bought skis from EU websites. They mange to get to the UK ok so it can be done.
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@hedley, I got a quote from UPS for UK-Europe for £26+VAT for 5kg - how are you getting it for £8? I didn't go direct to UPS (well I did but they haven't responded) - emailed parcel force or something similar, broker. Should it be a lot less?
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https://www.parcel2go.com

I had to guess ski weight but for a parcel of 10kg, 180x20x20cm one of the quotes was £27 Inc protection.
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@Scamper, tried them as well, not bad price but if I could get closer to £10 or £15 that would be much better. Still waiting for UPS to get back to me
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I think you may struggle to get my deals as I have an account with them(online retail business)

IMHO I wouldn't use anyone other than DPD or UPS for couriers but as discussed there are a few companies specializing in this sort of thing at a price.

You can use a broker like parcel2go or https://uk.interparcel.com for the odd parcel here and there but to get the best price you need a volume account.
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moseyp,

Still £20 cheaper than Easyjet for a return trip! wink
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@Bergmeister, I’m
Not flying though!
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I've used these guys several times, always works well.

http://www.skicarriage.co.uk/
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Bergmeister wrote:
Sack the Juggler,
Very Happy

scotspikey,
If you log onto Alpinresorts.com the discount code "news101" will get you up to 60% off ski rental in Austria! wink Its valid until 2 April.

Our friends just booked rental kit for France (code news133) & managed to get 55% off! Very Happy


Or even better use the Snowheads discounts here: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=104118 which give the same discount and benefit Snowheads.
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@Bob, not cheap though. Upward of £140 for 1 pair of skis and boots per trip, + annual subscription fee Shocked
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