Skip the ski-hire: how much does it really cost to bring your own ski gear on-board with you?

Whether you want to carve up the powder in Blackcomb, swoop into SkiWelt, or go off-piste in St. Moritz, the idea of renting somebody else’s well-worn, uncomfortable and expensive equipment is likely to put a downer on your perfect snowy holiday.

So don’t! It’s cheap and hassle-free to buy your own gear and bring it on-board with you. If you’re flying with airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa it’s absolutely free.

Here’s a rundown of the allowances and charges in Euros from 17 airlines.

Ski baggage airlines fees infographic