United accepts one item of ski or snowboard equipment per customer as checked baggage. Equipment must be securely encased in a suitable container. An item of ski equipment consists of:
- Up to two snowboards in one bag and one snow boot bag
- Up to two pairs of snow skis and associated equipment in one bag and one ski boot bag
If the combined weight of the ski bag and boot bag is over 50 lbs (23 kg), applicable overweight charges apply.
Ski equipment in addition to the baggage allowance will be assessed at the current excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not it is presented as a single piece.
Note that ski and boot bags that do not contain ski-related items will be subject to any applicable oversize and overweight checked baggage service charges.
United varies its charges depending on the origin and destination of the flight.