I don't know why the thread was locked.
I didn't get a chance to tell about the time a ski theft from the demo centre where I work part time was attempted, so I will tell it here.
It was at the start of the season few seasons ago when all of the demo skis are new. Buddy reported that he left the skis outside a lodge while going in for a restroom break and when he came back out the skis were gone. Buddy was told he would have a charge for the full retail price placed on his credit card and not the shop's wholesale cost as buddy expected. The Demo Centre waited a couple of days before doing anything and lo and behold Buddy shows up with the demo skis, saying that the skis where returned to the ski rack by the person who must have picked them up by mistake. It was a nice try but I guess the skis were only of interest to Buddy if he could get them for a wholesale price.
This season we had another guy get his demo rentals stolen but when he was told he would have to pay full retail the skis did not magically reappear. The shop ended up charging him a replacement cost and not full retail.
Because the Sun Peaks Village has ski runs and lifts on three sides of the village there are several spots where a skier needs to cross the road to access a different lift. Some ski renters are stupid enough to believe that damage insurance (or was it fresh snow on the road?) allows them to ski across a road without being responsible for intentionally inflicted damage. They are mistaken.
[Mod note: Thread title changed for clarity, in collaboration with the OP.]