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Theft Warning for Vermont

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
NPR, (followed-up by a personal conversation with the Ski School DIrector @ Bromley),....Issued a warning to all skiers and boarders...... in response to rapidly growing theft incidents in Central and Northern Vermont.

Take heed folks...
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shen
NPR, (followed-up by a personal conversation with the Ski School DIrector @ Bromley),....Issued a warning to all skiers and boarders...... in response to rapidly growing theft incidents in Central and Northern Vermont.

Take heed folks...
Right after Christmas, not uncommon.
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Right after Christmas, not uncommon.
From what I understand this is not just random sporadic incidents....rather it is well orchestrated....Some mountains reporting the loss of over 20 pairs of skis/boards in one day.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shen
From what I understand this is not just random sporadic incidents....rather it is well orchestrated....Some mountains reporting the loss of over 20 pairs of skis/boards in one day.
When my wifes were stolen (20 years ago) on Christmas night, over 60 pair were stolen that night.

Past that, not only is gear being stolen from resorts, but from hotels/motels/inns. Ski racks and boxes are targeted and very easy to break into.
post #5 of 19
That is a real worry. And if there's a pattern, and volume, then yeah, it's some kind of organised campaign. I guess Boston and NY are good selling grounds. Bastards.
post #6 of 19
We occasionally got a warning at the ski school that "They hit XYZ Hill and today it's probably going to be us so lock your gear"

Wonder if the "paying" public was warned ????
post #7 of 19
Okemo has issues right now with employee gear being stolen from the locker room. 2 snowboards and some skis...including my nieces (5+ y/old) Rossi 9X's w. Salomon Suspensions.
post #8 of 19
At the two hills I worked at I think many of the "perps" were employees at least those random thefts that happened a few times a week.

When I had a ski stolen a Klingontown some years back, I recovered it from an "employee" area. I tripped over it while I searched the backup generator barn .... it was covered with straw on the floor.

At both Pocono areas, one theft was done at night when they hit the instructor lockers and at the other hill they used to hit the instructors room during the high school groups at night.
post #9 of 19
There's a reason I was advised not to leave my skis in the locker room back when I first started working at an area...
post #10 of 19
Watch what you buy off of E-bay folks
post #11 of 19
How can you tell a stolen ski from any other on Ebay? Ya can't.

Invest in a ski lock, folks. Split your skis with a buddy and lock em, or get two locks and lock one ski here and one ski on another rack. This weekend at Berkshire East we didn't see one other pair of skis locked up, but I locked mine anyway.

Sure beats crying that some jerk stole your steeze, I mean skis.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Bonni
How can you tell a stolen ski from any other on Ebay? Ya can't.

Invest in a ski lock, folks. Split your skis with a buddy and lock em, or get two locks and lock one ski here and one ski on another rack. This weekend at Berkshire East we didn't see one other pair of skis locked up, but I locked mine anyway.

Sure beats crying that some jerk stole your steeze, I mean skis.
Honey, steeze has no e!:
post #13 of 19
Here in the west some resorts have been operating sting operations to try and catch the dirty rotten thieves. I think that this is a global concern. Best fight against thieves is to never take the skis off. I think that the resorts should have ski thru restrooms and cafeterias. Maybe a new chair design that would let you sit and eat with skis on. Kinda like a lift but stationary. OR lockem up tight!!!! And pray.:
post #14 of 19
Several of the local ski areas used to have a free ski check. That seemed to work well but cost them money.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
.... (5+ y/old) Rossi 9X's w. Salomon Suspensions.
Dang Phil, and here I was all fat dumb and happy with my "new" K2 GT6 Patriots (never mounted) that I got off ebay for $150 thinking "Great I've got new skiis and nobody will steal them with 5 year old graphics." Matched them up with a pair of Marker 8.1s that also were NIB but 5 years old ($70).
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by skier_j
Honey, steeze has no e!:
That's cause for marital discord, BABY!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by mkevenson
Here in the west some resorts have been operating sting operations to try and catch the dirty rotten thieves. I think that this is a global concern. Best fight against thieves is to never take the skis off. I think that the resorts should have ski thru restrooms and cafeterias. Maybe a new chair design that would let you sit and eat with skis on. Kinda like a lift but stationary. OR lockem up tight!!!! And pray.:
Work on this, there's something here. Cheers!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by mkevenson
. I think that the resorts should have ski thru restrooms and cafeterias. :
They do! Called the woods. Just don't get the two mixed up!:
post #19 of 19
Yeah, I love to pee in the woods on crowded Eastern slopes. Better yet, I like to see guys peeing in the woods.:
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