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Well, don't I feel stupid - a tale of ski pants

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I went skiing Thursday night at good old WA-WA in Princeton with my school. I was tired, so I basically collapsed when I got home and didn't check my stuff until today. What do I find?

**Cue scary music**

It seems that I left my ski pants in the lodge!

Now, for a poor high-school student (such as myself), this is a Bad Thing. I simply do not have the money to replace them at this time, and will not for many months. However, I can't really ski without them, can I?

Luckily, I have hatched an Emergency Plan: long underwear under a pair of windpants, possibly under a pair of nylon parachute pants.

Of course, these things still aren't waterproof - I'm likely to get soaked. So my other plan is to hunt down a staffperson and find out if Washusett is familiar with the concept of a lost and found. (Ha. They probably sold my pants in the store as used gear).

In the meantime, if any Bears happen to stoop low enough to visit Wachusett, do you know if they might have a friendly lost-and-found policy? Oh, and if you happen to see a pair of black Columbia ski pants (and that's pants, not a bib, PANTS) please send them my way. They're probably mine.

~Grolby
post #2 of 18
Why the hell don't you call them? The one thing they're good at is customer service.

Kevin
post #3 of 18
Grolby - did you leave boots behind just recently?
post #4 of 18
scotch guard spray the outer pants and maybe the inner ones too a few hours before you head out. They have to be dry when you spray them and the scotch guard has to be dry before you use them but they should hold up temporarily.

I did that for a few weeks when I spent all my remaining dollars on new skis and couldnt afford any other new gear of ANY kind.
post #5 of 18
Grolby,
While you may be getting good advice here, what we all really want to know is: how did you manage to leave your ski pants behind?
Does any part of the story contain the line "...then her father/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend burst in the door..."?

S
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Fox, if only - it certainly would make for a more interesting story. Sadly, no. I was changing out of my gear, and I can only assume that I forgot to put the ski pants back in my duffel bag. Whoopsies.

I must conclude that Red Sled is correct - why the hell haven't I called them? Number should be on their webpage... thanks!

~Grolby
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Oh, and disski, no I did not. That would be REALLY bad, as opposed to just bad.

~Grolby
post #8 of 18
Fox I am with you on this one. Any story about a man leaving behind his pants is suspect.
post #9 of 18
Momma always told me to write my name and number in all my gear. Ya never know when you'll get lucky and they'll be found by an honest person.

A recommendation would be to wear fleece pants with wicking long johns under those windpants. I got soaked once while sledding in jeans, but everything was totally dry underneath due to the wicking.
post #10 of 18
Grolby- If you have no luck in recovering them, try this link- maybe you can find a replacement cheap. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/asp/dept_id.L2~380/dept_name_p.Men%27s+Clothing/qx/prod_list_display.htm]sierra trading post[/url]
post #11 of 18
You could always wait til spring and ski in shorts. In some parts of the country, it's probably warm enough already. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #12 of 18
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Originally posted by truckman:
You could always wait til spring and ski in shorts. In some parts of the country, it's probably warm enough already. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
The way the weather in Mass. is going that won't be for a long time. It was -6 outside this morning with only a 10 mph wind, another toasty morning in the NE.

The 5 inches of new snow over the last couple of days have helped mitigte the cold.

You folks, give the kid a break, it could have been much worse. He could have left behind Marmont Ski pants, that would have been truly costly.
post #13 of 18
I have Lojack in my Marmot pants.
post #14 of 18
The Salvation Army Thrift Shop would be a place to look. I have seen quite a bit of ski wear on their racks. Good and Cheap. Lots of one-piece outfits. In fact, they sell hard gear, too. Here in Burlington, VT, skis=$5, poles=$3, boots=$3. Some years ago, I scored boots there, skiied one season in them, also nice dynastar poles, used them right up until this season. They are a realistic source of cross-country skis: I have purchased 3 sets of skis/pole for friends who want to try it out.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Mr. Potatoe Head, thanks! Great idea!

...because they didn't have my pants. I still think they sold them .

Oh well, life goes on. That turned out to be one of my more unpleasant ski nights, but not because of being wet - I didn't do too bad. My butt got pretty damp, but I stayed pretty warm, so it's all good. Thanks for all the suggestions! The thrift store is probably where I'm going. My next goal is to get another job and save up - next winter I plan to buy still MORE skis (Yes! I'm obessed!). Of course, the new gear will be backcountry gear - cross country skis with metal edges, some shape and a softer camber - but it's still skiing. See you out there sometime!

~Grolby
post #16 of 18
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Originally posted by disski:
Grolby - did you leave boots behind just recently?
Nope, that was me. Unfortunately, my ski resort has terrible customer support due to the fact that their staff consists of immigrants from places like Russia. They help the imigrants get through customs and provide them with low cost housing and a job until they can get on their feet. While it has its merits as far as helping people to realize their dreams, it makes for crummy communications. Unless you speak Russian.
post #17 of 18
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I have Lojack in my Marmot pants
OH MY!!!!! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #18 of 18
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Originally posted by AtomicMark:
I have Lojack in my Marmot pants.
I've heard of guys naming thier "parts" before, but LoJack? That's just weird.
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