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Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks

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Code:   Y02418


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Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks - Y02418

HitchSki is a ski and snowboard carrier that clamps onto your Yakima dual-arm, hitch mounted bike rack. The carrier holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, features adjustable arms and protects your gear with rubber padding and SKS locks.


  • Works with most Yakima dual-arm, mast-style hitch mounted bike carriers (4 bike capacity and greater)
    • Upper rails mount and secure to existing cradles on bike carrier
  • Provides storage for skis and snowboards
  • Includes 2-position upper arms and adjustable lower arm
    • Pivoting upper arms close with locking cam lever
    • Lower arms adjust with wheel
  • Has soft, flexible rubber padding to protect gear
  • Secures gear with the 2 included Same Key System (SKS) locking cores
    • SKS cores can be changed out to be keyed alike with other Yakima locks
    • Lock the HitchSki to the bike rack with a cable lock (sold separately)
      • Yakima DeadLock or LockUp


  • Application: Yakima hitch mounted, dual arm style carriers:
    • BigHorn (4 bike models only)
    • Double Down (4 and 5 bike models only)
    • FlipSide
    • SwingDaddy
    • Ridgeback (4 and 5 bike models only)
  • Capacity:
    • 6 pairs of skis
    • 4 snowboards
    • 3 pairs of skis and 2 snowboards
  • Carrier weight: 29 lbs
  • Dimensions: 24" deep x 22" tall x 31" wide
  • Lifetime warranty

Snowboard and Ski Carrier

Snowboard and Ski Carrier Upper Arm Opened

Snowboard and Ski Carrier Upper Arm Closed

8002418 Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Accessory for Hitch Mounted Carriers

Video of Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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Video Demo Yakima Hitch ski mount Y02418
Yakima Hitch Ski Mount Review

Video Transcript for Yakima Hitch Ski Mount Review

Today we are going to show you part number Y02418 from Yakima. This is their Hitch Ski Mount. What this does is, it adds ski and snowboard capacity to your hitch-mounted bicycle rack. It comes with adjustable lower arms that grab everything from thin snowboards to thick skis. It also comes with a little bit longer arms than normal for todays extra-wide skis, and it easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch mount, except for the KingPin 2, and most other hitch racks. This product easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch rack, including most other hitch racks, except for the two-bike DoubleDown.

We are actually going to install this on a DoubleDown 5. We will give you a better idea of how it works and we will load it up with some skis. All right, we will go ahead and install this on our rack here. It installs just like a bicycle would on your rack here. Let us go ahead and just do it. Put it on the cradles and just strap it down into place. First, you want to loosen up the bottom clamp. Just undo the screws until they stop. Use your room to slide your skis into, because this does not come off.

Then, undo your top clamp here. And again, just slide your skis in there and then clamp it shut. Get them into position the way you want them to and then just go ahead and pull your top clamp into place and lock it down. You may have to tighten it up just a little bit, and cinch it down into place. And you also have a key lock here to make sure they do not go anywhere. Once you have that done, then go ahead and clamp down the bottom clamp. And there you have it for part number Y02418 from Yakima, the Hitch Ski Mount.

Customer Reviews

Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Y02418

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Oscar02/13/2013

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Excellent and unbelievable customer care service and prontly 72 hours delivery on Christmas week. Easy and timeless installation product, drove all ready 1,000 miles without shacks neither vibration. Jut make sure the bike's rack screw/lock get well tight.66095


Till owned it and very happy with the product makes our trips easy skiing and happy also to had found it by you guys.

comment by: Oscar - 2/14/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony L.01/13/2012

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.....received it quickly.....easy to put together.....very perfect.....looks good29612

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adele11/11/2011

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This was delivered fast with great communication from your company as to when it would arrive . I've tried it on my Saris bike rack this morning and it fits fine . Now all I need is snow !! Do you deliver that ? T hanks for great service. Adele26840

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian Sahr04/11/2011

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Perfect. Easy to setup and install. 11481

Ask the Experts about this Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks
Expert Answers about Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Y02418                                            Do you have a question about this Ski and Snowboard Racks?

  • Can I Mount the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier on Rak n Lok Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • I contacted our representative at Yakima, and he informed me that they have not tested the Yakima HitchSki, part # Y02418, on any other brand of bike racks besides Yakima. However, there is a possibility that part # Y02418 will work on your Rak n Lok Hitch Mounted Bike Rack. If your bike rack has dual arms and cradles you can measure the distance between the cradles that would hold your bikes to see if part # Y02418 will mount. The measurement between the 2 bars or the Yakima HitchSki is
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  • Compatibility of Yakima HitchSki Ski and Snowboard Rack with Older Single Arm SwingDaddy Bike Rack
  • I spoke with one of our contacts at Yakima, who assured me that their HitchSki, part # Y02418 is indeed compatible with the older single-arm SwingDaddy bike rack. For install details and a product demonstration video, click the provided link.
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  • Ski Carrier Adapter Recommendation that Fits a Rhode Gear Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • You may actually be able to use the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier, # Y02418. I did a test fit on the Rhode Gear Highway 4 Bike Carrier, # RG8015221, and the 2 are compatible. As long as you have this bike rack you can use the HitchSki. You would need to make sure the bike rack cradles are turn inward and you will have to turn the straps around to attach them to the bike rack, but it will work. I took a picture showing the 2 together. The Thule Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Ski Carrie
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  • Ski and Snowboard Adapter for Thule Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • Thule has a carrier that will fit your TH912XT bike rack. Take a look at the adapter # TH9033. This carrier is designed to fit certain Thule bike racks, including yours, and it holds 6 pairs of skis or 4 snow boards. I have included a link to a video review for you. The Yakima HitchSki # Y02418 is designed for use with certain Yakima racks and would not be the best fit on a Thule rack. However the space between the 2 bars that fit around the arms of the bike rack is 24 inches.
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  • Ski Rack Adapter for a Schwinn 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack
  • The Yakima HitchSki, # Y02418, snowboard and ski carrier for hitch mounted bike racks that you referenced is designed to work on a two arm, 4 bike, hitch mounted bike rack that has Anti-Sway cradles and straight arms like the ones on the Yakima BigHorn 4 bike rack, # Y02405. If your Schwinn 4 bike rack has similar anti-sway cradles, straight arms that are no more than 24 inches wide and cradles that are adjustable on the arms, you should have no problems using the Hitch Ski Carrier on your bi
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  • Carrying Snowboards on a Trailer Hitch or Roof Rack for a 2012 Chrysler 200
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2012 Chrysler 200, I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24871 because it does not require the use of a stabilization strap for non-trailer loads like the Curt hitch does. I have included a link to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. Because this is a Class I trailer hitch there are only certain bike racks that you can use. The HitchSki, # Y02418, only fits on certain Yakima 4-bike racks, none of which will fit in a Class I tra
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  • Can Yakima HitchSki Ski Carrier for Hitch Racks # Y02418 Fit Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458
  • The Yakima HitchSki Ski Carrier for Hitch Racks, part # Y02418, is designed to fit a range of dual-arm 4- and 5-bike hitch mount racks. According to my contact at Yakima it will indeed fit their RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458. One important consideration is the total weight load on your vehicle and hitch. I suggest you review your vehicle owners manual for information regarding the maximum tongue weight it can handle. You can also check the safety/warning sticker on your hitch to see its tong
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