Originally Posted by jstraw
A lock doesn't have to make your skis impervious...just inconvenient.
You don't need anything fancy. I think use a Master bicycle cable lock -- probably $4 or something like that from Walmart. Before I go on my first run, I leave the lock locked on a space I claim on a ski rack. I don't carry the lock around.
People are stupid, or can apparently afford to have their gear stolen. There are always dozens of great skis on the rack around mine and none of them are locked. No thief is going to bother fussing with my skis when they're surrounded by so many easy grabs.