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How to send ski suitcase to Whistler, Canada

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi all,

I’m going to Whistler in March for 3 weeks with my husband and need some advice on shipping ski gear from the UK.

We won’t be coming from the UK as we are travelling round Central America at the moment but we’ve packed a suitcase with ski gear to send out from the UK. We have our own boots / clothes and keen to use them as hiring for 3 weeks is going to be expensive.

Can anyone help with recommending a reputable company that will ship 1 or 2 suitcases out to Whistler (or Vancouver where we fly in to).

Have heard mixed reviews about different shopping companies so would really appreciate some advice as don’t want any lost / delayed luggage situations!!

Thank you all!
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@laurabaker, a few years ago now but I used ‘Mail Boxes etc’ to send a big case with 3 peoples worth of ski essentials in. Boots, helmets, jackets, trousers, etc.

A friend dropped case into Mail Boxes etc office about 10 days before we needed it in USA.
It went from UK to Los Angeles. 2 days before we arrived in LA I phoned hotel to ask if case had arrived.

When they said no I did tracking check and discovered it was held up for customs checks in Newark, New Jersey.

I sent chasing email. I was relieved and impressed that it arrived in LA hotel same day as us. Would’ve been big problem if it missed us in LA, as we flew out to Denver next day.

It was only about £80 for a case that weighed over 20kg. I imagine much more expensive now.
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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?
@laurabaker, the trouble with shipping to canada is the customs , stuff can get held up at port side very easily , even if you have filed the documents , they will usually find a way to charge some import tax . much easier if you know someone out there who can receive/collect the parcel / bag for you and pay the excess !!!

UPS are about the best company ive used , but it has never been straight forward
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