First of all, you need to know the policy of the airline, through which you are travelling. Each airline may have a different policy for sporting equipment.
Weight of the bag might become an issue, because the airlines usually don’t allow more than 50 pounds. And if you are carrying more weight than the limit, you will have to pay a hefty amount to get your things onboard. So, call your travelling agent or airline’s customer service centre, and inquire about the weight limit.
After getting the relevant information, now it is time to focus on packing. Place skis one by one into the padded bag, making sure that the interior divider is right between the two skis. In case there is no interior divider in your bag, wrap the skis with bubble wrap to avoid any damage.
If there is any space available in the bag, don’t hesitate to place extra padding. This will hardly increase the weight, but will keep your belongings safe. This step becomes even more important, when you are shipping the skis. Remember, the airport staff does not treat sporting bags carefully.
Since you don’t want to carry too many bags at a time, use the empty space for other things, such as shirts and other soft clothing. If you have planned to spend more time on slopes, there is no need for extra stuff.
Zip up the bag, and put a small lock if needed.