Your skis and ski poles represent quite a good bit of an investment. When the season has come and gone both skis and poles need to be stored away safely in the home. Ski racks provide an easy way to store your gear and even put them up on display on a wall somewhere. You can make your own rack or just buy one from the store. Racks can be made out of different materials depending on your needs and tastes.
Racks for your skis will be made out of many different styles and designs. The most common ones sold in stores out there are wall mountable racks. Racks of this type do not only provide you with space saving storage space, they also allow you to show off your gear. You basically won’t have to worry about how much space your gear will occupy since they will be hanging on a wall.
A wall mountable display rack simply saves you a lot of floor space. Handmade wooden racks can beautifully match the decor and won’t require any assembly. Mounting it on your wall won’t be that hard and you can be sure that the rack is pretty durable. The only disadvantage of wooden wall racks is that they have a fixed size and dimensions. In case you get a new pair of skis or some other additional gear, you’ll have to purchase another wooden rack.
A good alternative to wooden racks are expandable racks that are made of metal. They may not be as pretty as handmade wood racks but they are just as functional. Like any other wall mount rack, these expandable racks are also easy to put up on your wall. They usually require no assembly so as not to complicate things. A lot of them are lightweight and are truly very durable. They’re expandable, which means that if you need additional space for new skis, then all you need to do is to purchase an additional unit to accommodate the new gear that you have acquired.
Size and Dimensions
The dimensions of your ski racks will ultimately depend on the number of skis it can accommodate. A wall mount rack that can hold only one pair of skis will usually have dimensions as 4″ x 4″ x 4″. A rack that can hold two pairs of skis usually has the follow dimensions: 18″ x 4″ x 4″. On the other hand, a rack that can hold up to four pairs of skis has its dimensions as: 31″ x 4″ x 4″. A rack that can hold six skis will have dimensions as follows: 44″ x 4″ x 4″.
Ski racks serve both functional and decorative purposes. They tuck your gear away safely in corner or wall somewhere inside the house.