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Do you collect anything when you visit a resort?

post #1 of 39
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This just dawned on me today to see if others collect anything from resorts when they ski them. I personally collect the resort patch, I don't know why I just started doing it when I first went to Utah. I'm not exactly sure what I am going to do with them but I may frame them with some pictures or something. I also think I want to start collecting stickers to put on an suv (whenever I get one )

So what do you collect?
post #2 of 39
I bring home snow. Just small samples, mind you.

I keep them -- generally no more than a few ounces -- in baggies with notes on the date, area, conditions etc. The wife complained at first that there was no room left in the freezer so I bought a new one i.e. freezer, just for the snow samples.

I used to bring back a sample for every day I skied but that started to get weird so now I just bring back one sample, unless it's from a trip where I visited a number of areas, like in the Tahoe area -- now then I had quite a few because we hit a new place every day.

The only problem I have found is getting the snow back home after a flying trip, so I bought a portable cold box...I stuff it with dry ice etc etc. It's OK for most trips but coming back from New Zealand pressed its capabilities; and they sure did give me some strange looks at US Customs. (But when I tell them it's just a hobby they nod understandingly.)

Recently, I have been thinking of collecting simpler...like the patches you mention.... I am concerned about what would happen in a blackout. For a short outage we are covered; I bought a little back-up Honda generator to keep the freezer going. But what happens if we are out of juice for a week and I can't get gas? It's troubling. And sometimes a hobby just becomes so draining that you have to stop. So be careful with those patches. And the stickers might get really dicey.
post #3 of 39
Blizzboy, I collect pins from the resorts. I have a nice leather cowboy hat and the pins are placed on the band around the crown. Nice conversation starter....

Raprider
post #4 of 39
Memories. My son used to collect pins.
post #5 of 39
I always pick up a baseball cap from each new place I visit. Have a nice hanging rack to display them all. Oh yeah, of course trail maps, which go up on the wall of the "ski room".
post #6 of 39
Not intentionally - but stickers, it seems.
post #7 of 39
Used to collect hats until I ran out of space to keep them. Besides, they can get pretty expensive.
post #8 of 39
I collect pins, I put them on a Marker cap that I wear. The wife has started collecting trail maps.
post #9 of 39
My daughter's a racer so we collect stickers for her wax box. The deal is you can't have the sticker till you ski there! Also coffee mugs for me.
post #10 of 39
Pins also. I used to have them on a baseball cap, but then the cap got too heavy to wear. Any suggestions on what to do with them now?
post #11 of 39
I don't collect anything, but wish I had collected shirts because of something my wife did a few years ago.

My wife is a distance runner and competes in various races, from 5k's to Marathons every year. Each race usually gives the participants a t-shirt so she had draws and draws full of shirts. When it got to be too much, she sent 36 of them to a woman who made a huge quilt out of the printed part of each shirt. It's pretty cool.

I wish I had one for all the ski areas I've visited.
post #12 of 39
I remember collecting patches when I was a kid, but I have no idea what happened to them.

Now I collect stickers which I stick on various guitar cases around the house.
post #13 of 39
I collect injuries.
post #14 of 39
back in the day I also used to collect pins. I haven't collected any pins in years, but I thought about starting up some type of collection again. I was thinking something like bumper stickers or the circle stickers.
post #15 of 39
Trail Maps for bathroom reading.
post #16 of 39
If it's a great trip...panties!
post #17 of 39
I also collect trail maps... but panties sounds good too.
post #18 of 39
Towels from the hotels - juuust kidding!

Forget panties. I used to live at ski resorts. It's like living in Alaska, guys outnumber chicks 10 to 1.
post #19 of 39
I usual pick up somebody I mean something on a trip,but not at every resort.
post #20 of 39
Receipts.
post #21 of 39
Nothing that a good ointment can't cure.
post #22 of 39
Memories, digital photos, and trail maps...
post #23 of 39
Only when I lose bets to Ryan.
post #24 of 39
I collect pins also. I keep them on a little fabric memo board in my office at work...they're a great inspiration to keep making money.....so I can travel to more ski destinations....so I can collect more pins....
post #25 of 39
Nobody collects Parking Tickets?
post #26 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
This just dawned on me today to see if others collect anything from resorts when they ski them.
No, but I always leave something!
post #27 of 39
I keep the map, and when i was in colorado they gave me this necklace card thing with all the resort names on it. Very good thing to keep and show friends to make them love you
post #28 of 39
Stickers.

I don't put them on anything, but I have a nice collection.
post #29 of 39
I don't seem to collect anything while I'm actually on a trip, but I do get a nice collection of voice mails from my bookkeeper asking me how I expect him to expense out lift tickets
post #30 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider
I usual pick up somebody I mean something on a trip,but not at every resort.
Just what are you picking up from who?
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