Going to Austria, Stubaier Gletscher, second week of March to meet with my buddy from Moscow. Flying from New York to Vienna with Austrian Airlines, then taking train. It appeared to be that they charge $165 each way for ski/snowboard equipment check-in on intercontinental flights.
We are planning to ride for 5 day. Googled a bit and it looks like that average rental price is ~$35 per day, which makes it $175. I want to rent something similar to my current setup which is NS heritage and targas. Two questions:
1) what kind of rental boards do they offer?
2) don't want to screw up my vacation by getting used to a new setup, so is it worth spending extra $150 to bring my board?