Hi @RickAnaka - Thanks for reaching out! To install a ski rack, you will first need a base roof rack. If your Highlander does not already have one, there are some great options for base racks available. Once that is in place, a universal ski rack will be just what you need for easy access and storage on your way to and from the mountain. We recommend the following, which are all designed to fit up to 6 skis:
Let us know if you have any additional questions and we’d be happy to help. Happy skiing!
Thanks for following up with your addition question via email! We're going to post it here in the community so that others can benefit from the insight as well:
When I was reading about ski racks, I think I saw a Thule rack that slides out. This would seem to be a good, practical thing. Have you heard of any downside?
The rack you are referring to is the Thule SnowPack Extender Ski/Snowboard rack. It is a great option, particularly for taller vehicles that can be challenging to reach all the way to the last ski on the rack. Outside of a higher cost, we have not hear any feedback on a 'downside' to this rack, and the reviews seem to bear this out as well.
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
@RickAnaka thanks again for the follow-up email - your question:
Does REI install ski racks. And if so, what is the fee?
Our answer is location-dependent, so we'd recommend connecting with your local REI store to determine if they are currently able to do a car rack installation, how much it will cost, and when they have availability.