British Airways passengers are being given the option to check in skis and snowboards from home.

Pre-booked online luggage pick up and delivery firm AirPortr is offering free of charge carriage of skis and snowboards for a limited time with AirPortr + Bag Check-In and AirPortr bookings.

The bag check in service is available on scheduled BA flights and AirPortr on all flights departing from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airport.

AirPortr + Bag Check-In starts at £30 for the first bag and AirPortr from £20. Each additional bag is £10 each.

The AirPortr + Bag Check-In service also brings the airport bag drop to any London home, office or hotel.

AirPortr + Bag Check-In launched in October in an exclusive partnership with BA and can be pre-booked online with passengers able to select a one hour slot for pick up providing the option of a same day service.

As a promotional offer for the ski pass this winter, AirPortr is offering the second bag – which usually costs £10 – free if customers use the code SKIPASS on checkout. It must contain winter sports gear to qualify.