No that's bullshit. You can ship skis with UPS for about $20-25 and that includes $100 insurance and tracking. Pack them up in a regular ski box (or make your own) and take them to a UPS store. Don't go to a private "pack and ship" sort of place or you will see the price double instantly. You can also print UPS labels from their website if you know the dimensions of the box and the weight. Then you can have UPS pick it up from your doorstep.
The most I've ever paid to ship skis was $27, be smart about it.
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