Behind the scenes September 29 2018
Ever wondered how much you can really fit inside one of our Kart 6 bags?
We did, and we thought the best way to prove it would be to show you. The result will be coming soon but as you can see from this behind the scenes shot its a fair old amount....
Beat those luggage allowances!!
Proud to See Snow Camp's Jonjoe on BBC Ski Sunday! February 23 2017
We were really thrilled to see the awesome charity SNOW CAMP featured on last Sunday's BBC Ski Sunday tv programme!
We have been working with them for a few years now and help out in the little way that we can, whenever we can. We mainly provide the guys with our SnoKart bags to help them get over to the mountains.... many on their first trip and experience of being in the mountains!
Here's a pic of Jonjoe on his way to the slopes for the first time a couple of years ago!
Here is what the guys at Snow Camp themselves had to say:
"SNOW CAMP INSPIRE ON TV AND ONLINE
Over the last week we have had tremendous support from our wonderful community: from sharing and liking our posts on social media to personally emailing your friends, colleagues and family the links to our amazing news coverage. You have really helped us to reach a wider audience and encouraged new individuals and organisations to join our growing community, thank you! Just in case you missed any of the amazing coverage please have a look at the video and link here...
Last weekend, BBC2's Ski Sunday showcased our work by sharing the story of Snow-Camp young person, Jonjoe Boulter. It's an inspirational story and if you haven't seen it yet, please take 5 minutes out of your day to watch it. Or if you have, please share the footage with your friends, family and colleagues: we want do show people across the UK how snowsports can positively impact inner-city young people."
Find out more about the great job that Snow Camp do here...
And also read what The Daily Telegraph had to say here...
SnoKart Athlete Simon Stephens ripping it up! February 16 2016
Simon is back on the snow after a few months off due to injury. Well done!
Simon Stephens and Luke McCarthy ripping it up in a mini-vid at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead.
SnoKart Proud to Support The Snowsport Foundation October 27 2015
The Snow Sports Foundation was set up to generate funds to promote and deliver individual snow sports coaching to adults and children with additional needs and rehabilitation challenges.
The benefits that this funding delivers are:
- The recognised improvement of a student’s social skills, such as concentration, fitness levels, listening, motivation, motor skills, self-confidence, social interaction and their ability to communicate.
- The promotion of social inclusion for people with additional needs as, in most scenarios, they find it difficult to mix easily with others.
- The education to families, as well as local and international communities, to fight the stigma associated with additional needs and disabilities.
- The link with education and snow sports, resulting in increased social skills within a school environment.
- Making the identification and management of additional needs by families a positive and beneficial experience.
- The promotion of participation in a healthy recreation
- The development of a student’s natural abilities in a physical and mentally-challenging sport.
- A positive impact on people’s lives.
Children and adults with additional needs, such as ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Deafness, Dyspraxia, Visual Impairment, as well as all forms of rehabilitation challenges, have been experiencing dramatic results.
This has been seen not just in their ability to ski or snow board, but in their social and life skills, such as improved self-confidence, concentration, social interaction, motor skills, fitness levels, motivation, and listening skills.
Check out their website here
Fall Line Skiing Magazine Gear Guide October 16 2015
Checkout Fall Line Skiing Magazine's November issue and their Gear Guide.
Here's what they had to say:
The Kart 6:
SnoKart's best-selling gear-carrying beast has been updated to make it even better. It comprises three individual bags that can be combined in six different ways for maximum versatility. The total capacity is 178 litres, so there's plenty of room for your skis, boots and gear. It boasts loads of features like removable shoulder straps, telescopic trolley handle, multiple grab handles and all-terrain wheels.
Kabin Boot Bag:
This is a nifty bit of kit: a hand-luggage-friendly wheelie that doubles as a boot bag. You can either wheel it or wear it as a rucksack, fill it with a weekend's worth of clothes or stash your ski boots inside. It's fully padded and features a laptop pocket, telescopic handle, external tablet pocket and extra space for gloves, socks etc...
We're really pleased that you like our bags.
SnoKart Brand Featured in Boardsport Source Magazine September 08 2015
Boardsport Source Magazine have just published a great article about us in their mag.
See it below or in full on their page here.
SnoKart are a luggage company specific to the snowsports industry, started by founder Christian Williams in 2008 to solve his ski travel needs. Christian previously worked in the fashion industry, bringing with him 20 years or production, buying and management experience, meaning he understands what retailers want.
How did SnoKart begin? Tell us a bit more about the history of the company.
SnoKart was started in 2008 by me (Christian Williams). Whilst on a ski holiday in late 2007 I had great difficulty trying to fit my all in one long ski coffin bag into a small hire car. I finally managed this by taking the skis out of the bag and jamming them between the seats. I then folded the long bag in half and squashed it into the back of the hatchback. This got me thinking and led me to design ‘The Kart 6’ which has become our signature bag. At this time I also saw that snowsport luggage choices were very limited and that there was an opportunity to create and supply more innovative, practical bags for snow sports travellers. So I designed a range of bags, gave them the brand name ‘SnoKart’ and went to market at the London Ski Show at Olympia in late 2008. The bags were an immediate hit with the public, so we launched to the trade at SLIDE 2009. Here we won 2nd place for the most innovative new product.
Who is behind the company and what are their backgrounds?
I am the creator, founder and MD. I have over 20 years experience working in the fashion industry in a variety of senior positions for major high street stores and suppliers. I’ve been a general manager, head of buying and head of production. These roles have been a perfect training ground, given that they combined the design, buying, commercial and sales skills necessary to create and run a brand.
The business could not have progressed without the support of a strong manufacturing base, a solid UK sales force headed by Andy Nicholls and great distributors like Islasport (Benelux), Rojo Distribution (Australia & NZ) and Litada (Lithuania).
What makes SnoKart different from the competitors and why should retailers sell your products? We are a true one-stop-shop for retailers. We supply a comprehensive range of good quality bags for snowboards, skis, boots and accessories at fair prices and generous margin. Our range includes modular all-in-one bags, mid-sized versatile bags, through to boot bags, lightweight lining bags and helmet bags.
The modular function of some of our bags makes them extremely versatile and means that they can also be used for summer holidays, festivals and weekend breaks.
We are very much in touch with the market and are also good at looking ahead. We have our ears close to the ground to pick up on any news or developments in our sector or the general travel market (such as airline cabin bag allowances). We are quick to react to customer needs and requirements. We have some forward order and replenishment flexibility and operate a repair service.
We try and go the extra mile (or km) whenever we can.
Do you support/ collaborate with any athletes and how?
Yes. The athletes we support help give SnoKart its identity. We have worked with British Olympic athletes such as Zoe Gillings and Ellie Koyander and The British Telemark Team in the past. We are currently working with Jamie Barrow (British snowboard speed record holder), Ethan Smith (snowboard grom) and the Snow-Pepper Snowboard Team (based in Landgraaf). We are looking to recruit more athletes and are focusing on a snowboard/ski mixture of young future stars.
The guys we sponsor are great at telling us about their travels to and from the slopes to train, compete or just to have fun. They make videos, post on social media and feedback on the performance of their SnoKart bags, which allows us to make improvements and modifications to our designs.
Our motto is: ‘fast forward to the slopes’ and our athletes embrace that.
We also feel that it good to put something back into our sport by supporting the guys at the SnowCamp charity as best we can.
Is there any other marketing you are running?
We support various competitions on an ad-hoc basis by offering prizes. We also work with various quality specialist magazines.
What are your future plans for the company? Are you looking to expand your product range?
We are stocked by nearly all the major UK snowsport retailers and have great distributors in Benelux, Australia and New Zealand, Lithuania and Spain, with Germany just coming on stream now. We are aiming to increase our presence further in the UK and expand overseas by appointing additional distributors. Primary target markets are Scandinavia and North America.
Our product range is made up of proven best-sellers, but we will continue to make improvements to our specifications where we can. We also plan to increase our offer by introducing specific products for specific markets and territories.
What is important for a company like SnoKart to stay competitive?
To continue to supply good quality, value for money innovative product. To provide top-rate customer service, pre and after sales.
Ethan's Recent Slope Adventures! September 05 2015
SnoKart's snowboarding super grom does his stuff in recent summertime competitions across Europe.
He was stoked to come first in The Shred The Dome TTR competition in Germany. He also qualified for the big final and finished 3rd overall.
Ethan is a Team GB Snowboarding Athlete, British Snowboard Cross Team Member, GB Park & Pipe Academy Athlete,
Scottish Freestyle Champion 2014/15
English Boarder Cross Champion 2014/15 & 2015/16
Read more about Ethan on his website here
Ethan's 2014-15 Snowboarding Season Edit is Here! August 21 2015
New SnoKart snowboarding athlete and super-grom Ethan Smith's 2014/15 season edit has just dropped. Massive thanks to Steve Addicott and Kate Foster at Why Ain't You Jibbin for all their hard work in putting this together for Ethan.
We are really looking forward to working with Ethan this season and keeping up with all the exciting things that the lad gets up to.
Welcome aboard - as they say... and no pun intended ;)
Follow the national flag that links out to the local website in Australia.
The New Zealand flag link will be live shortly, but you can get there via this link:
Here's a taster of whats going on at Mt. Buller....
Look What's Happening Down Under! May 12 2015
Great news is that SnoKart is about to go live in Australia and New Zealand!
The stock of ski and snowboard bags is going to arrive in the next few days and then you will be able to purchase our stuff directly from the guys at SnoKart based in Torquay (VIC.) and the local website....
Contact David or Renee on:
Tel: +61 3 5261 6400
for more info.
And better still.... its already started to snow!
Check these out!
Snow Info NL Review The Kart 6 April 17 2015
The guys in The Netherlands have written a neat little article about our Kart 6.
Read the full article here.
FREE Delivery on all GB Mainland Orders! December 16 2014
We are now sending all orders out to GB mainland free of charge.
Take advantage of this limited offer now!
Review of The Kargo Bag in Fall Line Magazine November 18 2014
See the great review of our Kargo Bag in Fall Line Magazine.
Here's what the cover looks like...
Buy it now at all good newsagents!
Steve and his Panda! November 14 2013
SnoKart snapper and all round Chamonix man, Steve recently returned to the UK from his home in Chamonix to collect his new (old) Panda. These are much loved in The Alps, but rarely seen here in Britain. We're not sure if it's the bamboo shortage or just a general lack of understanding how to care for these cherished mountain lovers.
Here is a close up pic of said Panda.....
Snokart News SnoKart to feature at London Press Day! October 17 2013
Radiator PR have organised this event to showcase their top brands this Autumn / Winter.
See more about this here...
A short background to another one of our great photos October 08 2013
Did you spot the fantastic picture that we've used as our snowboard banner?
If not, then here it is again, in its uncropped format.
This photo was taken by top snowboard snapper Vanessa Andrieux and here is what she had to say about it;
"This pic was shot in Japan in Asahidake, a great resort in the Hokkaido region.
Valerian Ducourtil is the great rider and he's always motivated to ride anything and everything, that the terrain throws at him!
The conditions were fantastic and so we were chasing around for as many great spots that we could possibly find. So much so that when we realised we were lost, we had to hike for 2 hours in about 3 meters of snow to finally find our way out of the forest!
But it was worth it!"
Check out more of Vanessa's work here.
Ellie Koyander Summarises Her Winter Season April 23 2013
It has been an extraordinary season this!
My skiing has really developed and been the best it’s ever been, with a number of major breakthroughs throughout.
Every World Cup race was an opportunity to qualify for the Sochi Olympics (next February 2014).
My coaches and I did however have to make a tough decision about leaving out some Olympic Qualification World Cups competitions, due to the huge costs of competing. I nevertheless skied fast and jumped big at all my events, constantly pulling in personal bests!
Even as an Olympian I have had to self-fund my programme towards Sochi, but I finished the season having met all the IOC Olympic and BOA's qualification criteria. This came in the single run of the dual moguls event at the World Championships in Voss, Norway.
There’s always a competition within a competition and my aim for next season is to now ensure that I do continue to stay in the World's top 30.
This, so that when the qualification window closes two weeks before the games next season and the complicated task of figuring out all the nations quotas is complete, I am in and invited to go!
For the meantime, I’ve now begun the final year of my 4 year Olympic programme and am working hard on my training, building on last winter's big gains. Im off to the USA in a couple of weeks to pick up where I left off!
Ellie Koyander Olympic Torch Bearer - the evidence! July 10 2012
No SnoKart ski bags in these shots!
Just Ellie having the huge honour of carrying the flaming Olympic Torch.
Here's a video capturing the fantastic atmosphere on the day!
Press release October 01 2008The SnoKart Koncept, created to make your journey to and from the slopes as easy and as economical as possible, the convenience of the cleverly conceived system helps the keen snow sports traveller pack and transport their equipment with the minimum of fuss, effort and cost.
The SnoKart range includes modular bags, allowing for the safe integration of equipment and clothing in component parts. This makes for easy loading into cars, taxis and buses, whilst keeping all items well protected. The modules can be quickly re-assembled into single luggage pieces at airport check-in, to help avoid airline surcharges.
Our signature bag, The Kart can offer up to five combinations, being as flexible as needs demand. It consists of a light holdall for quick weekends away, which can be combined with a wheelie to give added capacity. The ski/snowboard bag can be attached and removed as required. This means it's even suitable for summer holidays!
The AIRLINER sub-brand of unique lightweight lining bags isolates equipment from clothing. They compliment our modular outer bags (or indeed any other brand) and can be used as standalone storage or road trip pieces in their own right.
Imagine rushing for the evening flight home after a hard last day on the piste. There's nowhere to change and your boots and skis are wet. Using your SnoKart and AIRLINER bags you can quickly and easily pack your wet equipment, whilst keeping your dry clothes separate. Getting ready for the journey home is made as easy as possible.
SnoKart and AIRLINER bags are extremely durable, water resistant and light. Their patented design, practicality and cool styling makes them a must have for any avid snow sports traveller.