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post #31 of 50
While skiing at Tramblaunt last year. On one of the cat tracks back to the condo was a porcupine up in the tree. He/she was not there at lunch but always about 4:00. It was pretty cool to watch him/her.
post #32 of 50
Many Wombats are encountered on the slopes here. Seen them numerous times. Can ski right up to them. Bulldozers with fur.
post #33 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Zacman1987:
Ok, so what's the weirdest thing you've ever found while skiing?
Saw a man skiing with a wheelbarrow in Andorra this weekend. Right on top of the mountain above Soldeu. He was just cruising, no uniform and no video camera in sight!

Curious!
post #34 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Nettie:
Saw a man skiing with a wheelbarrow in Andorra this weekend. Right on top of the mountain above Soldeu. He was just cruising...
OK, I'll bite. The images this is conjuring up in my mind are just too strange for words:

Q1 - Was he holding the wheelbarrow:

(a) in front of him in the normal position;

(b) in back, pulling it along like a sled; or,

(c) on his back, like a turtle shell?

Q2 - Dare I ask what was in the wheelbarrow (eg, a keg of beer, tools, a friend)?

Q3 - Cruising, humm. For what, other buff construction workers?

Q4 - Might he have been about to enter one of those crazy, "Slide down the hill in anything events" where you see bathtubs, refrigerators, etc?

Tom / PM
post #35 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by PhysicsMan:
OK, I'll bite. The images this is conjuring up in my mind are just too strange for words:
Tom, just hang on the line there while I adjust my reel.

Q1 - Yes with both hands

- (b)

sorry, no (d), but the turtleshell image does liven things up [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Q2 - absolutely Nuffink!

Q3 - 'Can't say, can't say', as my brother says, when deflecting questions about his lovelife, and this is a family forum [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

Q4 - Nope, as I said no video in sight, which under the circumstances I wish I at least had had my camera. As I was on a course, there was no opportunity to find out more. Dang tantalising!

All I can think of is, maybe it wasn't empty, that's how a Spaniard takes his lapdog for a ski and the dog was about the size of a Yorkie!

post #36 of 50

Just thought I would revive an old thread...

 

I've found several single gloves, hats, scarves and such under the lifts. I always bring them down to the lift line and prop them up on the corral fence. Usually no ones claims them.

Skied by and then picked up an IPod, thought at first it was a square chunk of white ice. I guess if you drop an IPod it means you didn't want it anyway? That one, mm, did not make it to lost and found.

 

One time I found a CamelBack, I hung it up on the fence but at the end of the day it was still there, I think that was karma.

 

I have had a nice pair of boots and a nice water bottle stolen, so I guess it all evens out.

 

Found a small box of green leafy substance, I left it as I do not partake.

 

How about you guys?

 

 


Edited by dwoof2 - 5/15/11 at 11:30am
post #37 of 50

We have a day after the snow is gone where a bunch of volunteers do a cleanup. We find anything from undergarments to Ipods,cell phones, money,single poles, you name it.

post #38 of 50

I've found I-Pods, wallets, hats, gloves, cell phones and lots of goggles.  I used to turn them in to security, but I've discovered that they pilfer all of the really good stuff for themselves.  Now, I hang on to the goods and if I hear somebody inquiring at the security desk about a lost item and it''s one that I've picked up, I will give it back, otherwise I keep if for myself and my kids. 

 

The best thing that I found this year was a pair of UGG boots in the parking lot.  Nobody ever claimed them, so I gave them to my daughter. 

post #39 of 50

I've found a unconscious man laying on a trail we were both apparently poaching.

post #40 of 50

Earn your turns spring skiing in May with fellow ski patrollers, we were on the way out to our BBQ and BEER, when one of the patrollers looked down and found a set of car keys in the mud.  Every one laughed because they were pretty sure who the keys belonged to.  Turns out the keys belonged to one of the patrollers that lost them a few months prior while patrolling.  He had a real hard time getting home the day he lost his keys.  What are the chances of finding them. 

post #41 of 50

This was not found, and it is all my fault!

 

Hili guiding a group of Japanese skiers in the Chugach long ago.  At the bottom of about a 3500' vert run waiting for the bird.  One of the guys starts herring boning back up in his tracks.  Turns out he had lost his lighter and was going to go back and look for it  nonono2.gif

 

If anybody ever finds a really old expensive lighter Eagle Glacier, that is the rest of the story.

post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

I've found a unconscious man laying on a trail we were both apparently poaching.



I was resting..

post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post





I was resting..

How's the recovery from the concussion coming? You didn't seem to remember where or who you were.
 

 

post #44 of 50

I've posted this elsewhere, and I guess it's not THAT unusual, but I was surprised.

 

Skiing on Avalanche at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, I was skiing over a rollover only to discover a set of rental skis, hooked together at the brakes, sitting together right at the right - er, wrong - spot of the rollover. You know the one, the blind spot that, if you're cruising down the hill at any decent speed, you're bound to hit anything in your way. Fortunately, I was slightly to the skier's left of the skis. Apparently the "skier" had gotten frightened partway down and decided it was appropriate to leave them there. Looking down the hill, the gentleman (???) was walking back up towards the skis (I assume the liftie told him he couldn't leave them there). I picked up the skis and skied them down to the man, utterly confused as to what was going on. It was only upon reflection that I realized what had happened. Therefore, I couldn't properly tell him off for putting my buddy and me in danger.

post #45 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZacMan1987 View Post

Ok, so what's the weirdest thing you've ever found while skiing? My top 3:
1. A detention notice.
2. A Kershaw easy open (spring loaded) knife just waiting to pop open and give my bases a nice "structure.: Anybody who's ever owned one of these knows just how easily theytend to pop open.
3. An empty *(!)* condom wrapper.


Wow, the things described in this quote are those I had never ever thought of! The things I usually see on the slopes are abandoned skis and poles, and gloves. Those things I mentioned can jeopardize the safety of the skier, and now the quote says that there is a knife on the slope??!! So epic.

 

korolevspace

 

post #46 of 50

Went up a couple days ago to look for my lost ski... Things found under liftline - a nice single Burton glove, two Chapsticks, $0.60, red panties (apparently they missed the tree) two sets of beads - again missed the tree. Carmex, two unopened packages of some kind of gum substance (Airheads candy?) which I ate... Two lighters, expired season pass, keychain thermometer. It was sort of like a treasure hunt. Did not find my errant ski, however.

post #47 of 50

At my ski resort there are two panty trees, both of which are on main lifts.

 

Once i found a 20 dollar bill in the snow.

post #48 of 50

Wallet, story here: http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/54294/mad-river-glen-and-karma

 

I did have a close call with a Moose at Jackson Hole a few years ago. It was mangy, but not the Mangy one at the the bottom of the hill. 

post #49 of 50

There was a squirrel that was playing chicken with us at the Cooper DH this past season. It ran back and forth across the course for an entire morning. No close calls, but it sure made leaving the start a bit more exciting. smile.gif

 

I found an iPod at BC a few years back. Turned it in. It was a white one. I got a black one to make finding mine easier if I dropped it in the snow.

post #50 of 50

Was skiing down an icy groomer years ago and a cell phone went zooming by me.  I looked up and no one was in sight.  Caught up to it and hung out for a bit, but no one skied by.  So... decided to take it to the lost and found. 

 

Well.. on the way I decided to stop at one of our snowmaking control buildings and warm up for a bit.  Pulled out the phone to look at it and noticed it was one of those fancy new camera phones (this was around 2002 or 2003.)  Well, it just so happened the building I was had a fine display of artwork on the walls.  I stood really close to one of the centerfolds, snapped a picture, and set it as the wallpaper on the phone.  Given the poor resolution of those early cameras, it looked like the real thing.  

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