How to Choose the Right Ski Rack for Your Car

When it comes to ski racks in Vancouver, your two main options are either going to be a roof-mounted ski rack or a hitch-mounted ski rack. Picking the right one can make your ski trips go a lot more smoothly, but how do you decide? From the providers of ski racks in Vancouver at Burnaby Hitch, here are some important pros and cons of roof- and hitch-mounted ski racks that you should consider.

The Pros and Cons of Roof-Mounted Ski Racks


Roof-mounted ski racks provide a convenient place to safely store from about four to six pairs of skis. Because roof racks keep your gear high up, there is little risk of any damage due to road hazards and conditions. Roof-mounted ski racks also keep your trunk or rear hatch clear, allowing unobstructed access.


Unfortunately, vehicles which are not equipped with factory crossbars or rails will face an added expense with a roof rack installation. Additionally, some people may find it difficult to load a roof-mounted ski rack due to its height and the need to lift their gear over their heads.


The Pros and Cons of Hitch-Mounted Ski Racks


Hitch-mounted ski racks in Vancouver, which also hold four to six pairs of skis, have a variety of benefits worth considering as well. They are a good option for frequent use, as they as they are easy to install and uninstall. Hitch-mounted ski racks, because they sit at eye level, are also easier to load.


The main drawback of hitch racks is that they restrict trunk or hatch access, in some cases entirely. There are some models available, however, which do allow access to the trunk or hatch.


Which One is Right for You?


A roof-mounted ski rack is probably your best option if you want to keep your gear up and out of the way in order to keep it protected and in order to retain access to your trunk. A hitch-mounted ski rack, on the other hand, might be a better option if you're more interested in having easy access to your gear and if you're looking for a system that you can easily attach and remove.


The great thing about having the option to choose between hitch- and roof-mounted ski racks in Vancouver is that they complement each other's pros and cons. If some aspect of a hitch-mounted ski rack doesn't work for you, then a roof-mounted roof rack will likely address the issue, and vice-versa.


Roof-Mounted and Hitch-Mounted Ski Racks in Vancouver


Interested in purchasing a roof- or hitch-mounted ski rack for your vehicle? At Burnaby Hitch we carry a fantastic selection of vehicle racks for all of your gear and cargo carrying needs, including ski racks in Vancouver, and our expects can help you choose the right one. No matter what type of ski rack you decide on, we've got you covered with affordable prices on the best brands.


If you have any more questions or if you'd like to learn more about our ski racks in Vancouver, just contact Burnaby Hitch today.