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RANT- Someone stole my gloves

post #1 of 30
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What a day. I took my daughter skiing this morning. It was cold, single digits and I thought about staying home but she said she wanted to go. We head out there, drove 2 hours and get there. It's cold out! We get suited up and headed out to the slopes and they're blowing snow. Our goggles got frosted over immediately on the first trip down. My 8 1/2 year old daughter is not happy, so we go in to warm up and get the goggles fixed. After 15 minutes we head back out to the other hill and she gets really cold after about 20 minutes. We headed back inside to warm up. After 40 minutes we head back out. On the second trip down she asked to go home. She said it's just too cold out here for me. So I said sure thing. We took our boots off at the car and headed back in to take off our snow pants where it was warmer.

I walked in the room where they sell lift tickets, took off my gloves and set them on table and walked about 10 feet away to help my daughter and when I turned my back my gloves were gone. There were only two other groups in there. WTF! I can't believe it, I've never had any trouble before with my stuff. It's three hours later and my blood is still boiling.

What is the world coming to when you can't lay your stuff down ten feet from you. Do we have to start locking up our gloves to the table when we come in.

Oh well,

Thanks for listening to my rant.

Merry Christmas to all!
post #2 of 30
Merry Christmas to you, IL_Skier!

And yes, it is a sad and pathetic commentary. Those kinds of acts are really difficult to understand. But hey, discipline and accountability are "out" in favor for, well, the rotten behavior proffered by Paris and P-Diddy.

Keep this in mind: You obviously have a sweet little girl. And she obviously has a great and loving dad who will drive her two hours (one way?!) for only a few minutes of cold skiing. You are the blessed one!

Best to you and you family!
post #3 of 30
Il Skier


You are not alone. Last week a guy 5 feet from me in the locker area had his bag taken at Loon in NH. There were so many people moving around, that it could have been anybody. He had his boots in the bag! I guess be happy it was just the gloves!

BTW, where were you skiing? I lived in western burbs of Chicago (Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills) for 30+ years and had to learn on Wisconsin/Michigan hills.
post #4 of 30
Not that it's much consolation, but you sound like a really nice parent to take your daughter skiing when she wants too. Can I be adopted?
post #5 of 30
and people wonder why I lock my stuff in a locker or in my car

My wife had her gloves snatched last year up at Sugarbush.

The sad part is I think it was an adult as they were the only people around the bench we were changing on.
post #6 of 30
Maybe I am too big-hearted... I think a lot of people get so harried that they make mistakes. A parent might be frazzled and just scoop up all gear in sight and throw it in a bag only to realize the mistake when they get home. You could put your first name and phone number in your gear in case of a future mishap.

Amnd, when I get new gear I tend to "ugly it up"... my skis get my name written on them with a big black sharpie and my poles get a good dose of tape wrapped around them - anything to make my stuff less attractive to others - or less "re-sellable".

happy holidays all,
kiersten
post #7 of 30

Merry Christmas

Drop me a line at pat@pmgearusa.com, give me your size, and I'll Santa you some new KevGloves priority mail, no charge.

It's not the holiday that counts, but the spirit of giving.
post #8 of 30
Sluff Vertigo is the spirit of skiing. In my utopia skiing world everybody respects and regards eachother's posessions. I hate to think I share my passion for this great sport with a common thief. Anybody that steals equipment and clothing at a ski area from another skier, isn't a real skier and deserves to be caught , exposed, embarrased as being the low life crieten that you are.

You hate to acknowledge the sport so many of us love so much has the lowest common denominator participating as well. However that's the case, you can never relax and you have to have eyes in the back of your head. About a dozen years ago I had my poles stolen at Stratton, I couldn't believe in the land of Bogner such a thing could occur.
post #9 of 30
Way to step up to the plate Sluff.
post #10 of 30
Last season I came in from the hill and sat down at a table in the day lodge. Lots of people there and we shared a table with two middle aged women. They left and we had a late lunch. All the stuff was on the table right in front of us. When we got up to leave, my gloves were gone!!! Nowhere to be found. These ladies had left about 45 minutes earlier, they must have had them. I didn't know what was up, but it frosted me that if they got them by mistake they didn't bring them back. I figured that they had been stolen. I went to the car and got another pair of gloves, but decided to go back and register a complaint with the ski area. When I returned the employee said that while I was out at the car this lady came in and left my gloves. She was very appologetic. Apparently she had taken them by mistake, gone home early with her kids and was all the way down the mountain before it was noticed. She turned around and brought them back (and at Mt. Baker that's a he** of a drive). It turned out that she was extremely honest. I'm not saying that your gloves were not stolen, just that sometimes mistakes happen as well as theft.
post #11 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluff Vertigo
Drop me a line at pat@pmgearusa.com, give me your size, and I'll Santa you some new KevGloves priority mail, no charge.

It's not the holiday that counts, but the spirit of giving.
Happy Holidays!!! You're the best Sluff! Nicely done!
post #12 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluff Vertigo
Drop me a line at pat@pmgearusa.com, give me your size, and I'll Santa you some new KevGloves priority mail, no charge.

It's not the holiday that counts, but the spirit of giving.
This is awesome! You'll get biz from my buddies and me as a result. Good to ya!

Merry Christmas, ya'll...
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nhskier
Il Skier


You are not alone. Last week a guy 5 feet from me in the locker area had his bag taken at Loon in NH. There were so many people moving around, that it could have been anybody. He had his boots in the bag! I guess be happy it was just the gloves!

BTW, where were you skiing? I lived in western burbs of Chicago (Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills) for 30+ years and had to learn on Wisconsin/Michigan hills.
Hi NHSkier, I live in Joliet and work in Burr Ridge, we were at Alpine Valley. It's kind of our "Home Mountain!" especially with it being only 2 hours from the house. We also try to get to Devils Head and Cascade as well.
post #14 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluff Vertigo
Drop me a line at pat@pmgearusa.com, give me your size, and I'll Santa you some new KevGloves priority mail, no charge.

It's not the holiday that counts, but the spirit of giving.
Thanks for the offer. I sent you an e-mail. It really made my day.

Have a Merry Christmas.
post #15 of 30
Done deal.

Happy Skiing.
post #16 of 30

whtmt

I know how you feel. My son had a brand new snowboard (2-days old), stolen at Loon three seasons ago. The saddest part. It was his Christmas present from me and he lives to board. We got another board from a friend, but it really made me mad. I coach at Loon and still carry the serial number with me. If I ever find it, those who stole it will be prosecuted. It was an expensive loss.
whtmt & Mackenzie 911
post #17 of 30
My home mountain in NJ is Mountain Creek, where if you leave your snowboard un-attended, it WILL get stolen. Skis are a little less of a common theft, but gloves, googles, ect will all walk away. It is mostly the high school kids there that steel, but I do know how you feel.

I watch everything always, I will never leave glove/goggles un-atended at a table.

However, I had re-newed faith in skiers end of last season in killington. I dropped a pair of Oakly Wisdom goggles, with the blue irridium lens. I didn't feel them fall till it was too late. Well, I wasn't even going to go to the lost and found, figuring they were long gone by now. Someone in my mogul lesson told me to, and beleive it or not, they were actualy turned in. I could not beleive it, at Mountain Creek, they would have been on some snowboarder's head.
post #18 of 30
Soul of skiing at Killington and maybe even at Mountain Creek on Christmas day! Merry Christmas, everyone!
post #19 of 30
Slufff....it is people like you that make me smile everyday!! Way to go!!!!!!!! You will get my business in the future!
post #20 of 30
All I know is if it was done purposely the Ski Karma God is not happy. Maybe that is why you aren't getting any good snow back east.

Cheers!
post #21 of 30
stolen gloves? might be just mistake. who needs them? usually sweaty and stinky...
post #22 of 30
What is Sluff Vertigo's business?
post #23 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucky33
What is Sluff Vertigo's business?
You can check it out at www.pmgearusa.com

I did. Might be buying something from there. I know I can trust him.
post #24 of 30
Yea, my gloves get pretty stinky...

However, A counter balancing Story... I was walking around in the lodge at the base of Crystal Mt., Wa... put my $140.00 sunglasses in my helmet. Later I headed to the parking lot, swinging my helmet onto my head without thinking. At the car I realized I was missing my sunglasses and had just dumped them. Coundn't find them after retracing my steps. Stepped into the Guest Services Office, asked if anyone had turned in my MJ Sports and there they were. Someone was real nice to me and I know I would do the same, so it's not that bad.

Our world just wouldn't work unless 99% of people were honest and took care of each other. That's the truth.
post #25 of 30
There´s another counterbalancing story, this time in negative black.
Last Friday, a friend of mine, an Austrian coach and head of a small private Race School, came with his son to take part in a series of junior races and to offer some Czech kids the possibility to train in much better conditions in his Race School in the Alps.

The first evening during some official coach meeting somebody crashed the side window of his VW Transporter and stole 5 pairs of Atomic race skis (he has a contract with Atomic, hence GOOD skis, in fact some older ones were left untouched).
It was a fast, professional job - no searching for money or other possible items (the videocamera survived), just the skis.

One of the things he was told: it might have been much worse. You´re a lucky man that you still have the car.

You still feel so upset about your gloves?

That´s the world the commies left behind after having tried for 40 years to raise "a perfect human being" in a "perfect society".
post #26 of 30
I had a look at those KevGloves, they look very useful! but I suspect the sizes are all too big for me, I'm always in small ones.
post #27 of 30
IL Skier - your gloves should arrive today or tomorrow.
post #28 of 30
dood, you ever get those gloves??
post #29 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluff Vertigo
dood, you ever get those gloves??
Yes I did! Thanks, I sent you an e-mail from my yahoo account. Sorry you didn't get it.
post #30 of 30
Sluff Vertigo, you da man!!
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