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post #31 of 49
After hearing all these stories, I'm gonna start locking them up now. And if I leave them unlock, I'll be sure to have them near a window while inside so I can keep an eye on them. God only help the scumbag that tries to take them while I'm watching. It'll be like when Joe Pesci got wacked in Casino....lol.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by dupersc
How do you guys skip lunch? what's the secret? What do you have for breakfast? steak and eggs? :

I tried it a few times and everytime I was as beat as a dead horse @ around 2pm and had to stopped and eat something. I brought some beef jerky, some granola bars, water, etc ... but still that didn't help.

Any tips?
I eat on the chair lift on high protein bars. I find if I stop for lunch afterwards it's hard to get going again: Vasosplanchnic reflex.

If I ski with people that want lunch, I go in and drink a bottle of water, leave them to dine, I ski and then meet them at a lift at a certain time.
post #33 of 49
I also just ski until I am too hungry to ski anymore which is after three or four hours. Also, I ski hard on demanding skis and I ski almost every day and with high speed chairs and high speed groomers, I am done by lunch. After lunch I just want to take a nap.

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post #34 of 49
Hmm.. skiing 6 years at Tahoe, I don't think I ever saw anyone lock their skis. Maybe if I look really hard I'll see one one day.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by paulwlee
Hmm.. skiing 6 years at Tahoe, I don't think I ever saw anyone lock their skis. Maybe if I look really hard I'll see one one day.
Exactly! Folks, is this an east-coast thing? I've rarely even seen anyone split their skis up in Tahoe. Growing up skiing in PA, VT, and NY, I saw it all the time...here though I've never noticed it...
post #36 of 49
ok, I've never locked my skis, but you folks have me worried now. any recommendations for good, inexpensive locks and places to get them? ideally, something that would work for my and my kids' skis (170, 130, 110), but that might be tricky. 2-3 locks might be needed.
post #37 of 49
only check my nice pair, or keep them in sight the entire time. The rest of my skis are too ugly and beat up to steal.
post #38 of 49

you're right!

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Originally Posted by paulwlee
Hmm.. skiing 6 years at Tahoe, I don't think I ever saw anyone lock their skis. Maybe if I look really hard I'll see one one day.
Not me.

I'm not even sure how many resorts have any sort of daytime ski check or lock system (e.g., alpine meadows - the lock racks are strangely empty)
post #39 of 49
Split them...


Funny thing happened on recent holiday. Our family turn up at ticket window but I realise I left the vouchers in the appartment.
"You all go and have a coffee and I'll go back to the appartment and get the voucher".

So we split our skis, and put them at either end of the loaded ski rack. I returned 45 mins later to find the queue has gone, and there are only 2 sets of adult skis on the rack...our 2 split pairs of Volkls!

That might not have fooled the ski thief that morning!
post #40 of 49
um noob question
how do u go about locking your skis?
i cant realli imagine how to do it..
post #41 of 49
I used one of those cable locks for a while. Then one lunch time, the number combination I always use did not unlock them. Had to borrow pincers from the restaurant and cut the cable. That won me some odd looks! I spent a half hour finding the combination that evening and it was nowhere near how I set them.
post #42 of 49
I never saw anyone lock their skis in Val d'Isère.
post #43 of 49
JimS

I pack a simple sandwhich and carry it in my jacket. When I eat, I eat out side unless it dumping. Skis are right there. Energy is important for me to keep going. I avoid breaking at lunch time. That's when everyone else goes in. I also pack a bar ie: energy or candy or even a low cal - low fat bar. These things keep me going and save me a lot of money.
post #44 of 49
are these the kinds of locks folks use? any preferences or recommendations?

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...t =REI_SEARCH

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...t =REI_SEARCH
post #45 of 49
To all those who think their skis are safe with one of those retractable ski locks. A couple of weeks ago mine froze up so I couldn't unlock my skis. I called security over, the guy reached into his pocket, pulled out some wire cutters & snipped the lock in less than 5 seconds. It normally would take me 20 seconds to find the combo.
post #46 of 49
Everytime they're off my feet at a resort: Ski Key.
post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork
To all those who think their skis are safe with one of those retractable ski locks. A couple of weeks ago mine froze up so I couldn't unlock my skis. I called security over, the guy reached into his pocket, pulled out some wire cutters & snipped the lock in less than 5 seconds. It normally would take me 20 seconds to find the combo.
just breathe on them for a bit to loosen them up. works every time!!!
post #48 of 49
I use the ski key system, it's at all the resorts in western canada, not sure about the states/Europe. It is those metal racks with a slot where you insert the small lock, turn the key to pull the bar across and skis are locked in. Cable locks are easy to cut but it takes a ballsy thief to do that. Breaking a ski key would require more work and be obvious. Lots of people use both ski key system and cable locks at resorts around here as theft is a real problem. Also re: mid lodge, my friends snowboard was stolen from the main lodge area at Sunshine which is up a 15min high speed Gondola ride. The thieves would have either ridden the Gondola down or taken the ski out which still takes a good 10min if you straightline it.
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork
To all those who think their skis are safe with one of those retractable ski locks. A couple of weeks ago mine froze up so I couldn't unlock my skis. I called security over, the guy reached into his pocket, pulled out some wire cutters & snipped the lock in less than 5 seconds. It normally would take me 20 seconds to find the combo.
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