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post #1 of 35
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made the 35 min drive to the ski hill this afternoon, got all booted up, turned around to grab my gloves -- and they weren't there. i'd forgotten that i had taken them out of my organized little ski bag yesterday... couldn't even find a pair of insulated (or non-insulated) work gloves in the back of my truck that i'm always tripping over every other time i'm NOT looking for them. whipped out my michael jackson glove liners (white w/ silver threads) and put my hands in my armpits on the lift ride up, and it wasn't TOO bad for the couple hours i was there, but i felt pretty stupid (deservedly). what've YOU forgotten? c'mon...fess up.... i forgot my poles once too...
post #2 of 35
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Auxcrinier:
what've YOU forgotten? c'mon...fess up.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I left my skis and poles at a bar [img]redface.gif[/img] does that count ?
post #3 of 35
I once had to retrace 30 of the 35 miles I drive to the ski hill because I left my boots behind. I'd have a tough time using rental boots because one foot's half a size larger than the other, so one boot liner is padded more.
post #4 of 35
Ok, i'll admit it, but I was only 18 at the time. I was teaching and normally would leave my boots in the locker room. For one reason I took them home the night before, got to the hill and wailed out a big D'OH!
Fortunately I had a kind friend lend me his car (he drove up) and within 45 min I was back to the hill skiing.
post #5 of 35
My wife left her bag with purse and everything in McDonalds on the way back from Tahoe. 150 miles from home no less.

Luckily manager there could be convinced to mail stuff to us.
post #6 of 35
Spare contact lenses. Of course I lost one in the parking lot on a bluebird day. :
post #7 of 35
When I was an instructor I was packing for my trip out west. I had put off packing until the 11th hour and realized that my skis were in my locker out at the resort. I snuck back in at midnight and got them. It was a close call.
post #8 of 35
Way back in the 80's at Mt. Snow - drove off with a gym bag full of gear on the top of the car, never to be seen again. Lost clothing, goggles, gloves, etc.

Fortunately, it was at the end of the day . . .
post #9 of 35
in the last 30 years of skiing, i have probably forgotten everything at least once
post #10 of 35
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ridgeHiker:
in the last 30 years of skiing, i have probably forgotten everything at least once<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hasn't taken me thirty years to forget everything! Where did my thought process go?
post #11 of 35
Just about everything by now. Boots, gloves, poles, pants, pass, etc...

Once left my boots on the roof of my car on the way to ski practice in high school.
post #12 of 35
The obvious answer to tie everything together.
I mean, we all had our mitts tied to our sleeves not that long ago
post #13 of 35
I have walked (springtime - about a 10 minute walk) from our club lodge to the base to catch the lift up and forgotten my skis. Blamed hangover.

post #14 of 35
I have forgotten my jacket; lucky for me my hubby brought 2.

Forgotten the backpack with all the gloves, hats, lunch.

Then there was the day that as were we getting ready I asked my hubby "do you have the car keys" somehow in the translation from female language to male language he took this as "do you know where the keys are” he said yes, I shut the door, Keys in back pack with all the gloves, hats, lunch, passes still in the car.
post #15 of 35
I took my wife up to the mountain a few years back and forgot to put her boots in the car. It was a 2 hr drive, so we got her some lovely rear-entry rentals.

I've left skis in ski-check a few times after heading home. Luckily, the ski area just locks up any skis that are in ski check when they close.

Ski pants. yeah, left those home once and had to buy a new pair because they wouldn't let me teach in my khakis (it's a look!)
post #16 of 35
I left a credit card at a ski area bar one evening. It wasn't a big deal, because I just went back to pick it up the next afternoon. However, when I got home I discovered that when I picked up the card, there had been a mix-up and I had signed someone else's receipt. After some confusion, I learned that your card gets charged as soon as they slide it through the machine, so the act of signing the slip is really only a backup in case there's some sort of dispute.
post #17 of 35
Just last Saturday, I forgot to snap down the roof rack. Well, 10 miles later, going 50 mph, I hear a "thump, thump" and I realize with a sick feeling what I failed to do. Get this: BRAND NEW XSCREAMS! Only on them twice. Stopped, Uturned, there in the highway, perpendicular to the yellow line, standing on edge, one of my new XScreams. Dudes, dudettes, I was bummed, totally. Stopped car, flashers on, picked up ski, only a quick inspect because cars were coming, back into the rack with its brother xscream and cousin burton dragon snowboard, uturn again, head for home. Now, all the way home I'm making bargains with God, trying desperately to think of who the patron saint of skiers is. Got home, skis out of the rack, down cellar to shop, xscream into vice and began a minute inspection. Brothers and Sisters, I must declare that my xscream was WHOLE, the only damage was to the plastic bottoms of the ski brakes, a little cosmetic to the binding heelpiece, and a little nick to the edge which could have happened onslope, no problem. I stoned out the nick, sharpened, waxed em. All is OK, I dodged the bullet. However, now I have to go to Mass more often, do the Rosary on the way up to the mountain next Saturday, and go to confession. That was the deal.
post #18 of 35
Glad that both YOU and you ski are OK. One fellow here was not so fortunate.

post #19 of 35
I have forgotten small things this in the past such as helmet and goggles (had hat and sunglasses though), lunch etc. My sister on the other hand always forgets or looses things. When she was younger she managed to loose 2 pair of gloves in one day. She has also forgotten her ski pants twice, bought a paid once and had to rent her a pair at Copper once. Good thing to know you can rent ski clothes jacket or pants at Rec-Sports at Copper, I think it was like $8 for a pair of pants for the day and they even had the tags on them when she rented them, brand new.
post #20 of 35
Mr PotatoeHead:

Did you have a Padre administer Xcream-unction?

Me forget something? Not since I started carrying a "Bag-O-Junk" in the back of the truck! The contents go something like ...
two pair of "servicible" sunglasses, goggles and an assortment of gloves (some even match), a pole or two and a hat or three. [img]smile.gif[/img]

There are even two pair of skis with demo bindings (one kid/one adult) back there. This stuff has all come in handy at one time or another.

I won't pay mountain prices for the things that I have a ton of at home.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 31, 2002 11:52 AM: Message edited 1 time, by yuki ]</font>
post #21 of 35
My wife left her purse in Squamish B.C. last year on the way back from a trip to Whistler. We discovered this fact shortly after getting through the Blaine border crossing at about 11.00 p.m. (neither of us had been asked to show i.d. as we crossed the border). Not only did her purse contain her wallet & checkbook but both our passports (luckily I had my resident alien i.d. card in my wallet) and also both our cell phones and an expensive digital camera.

We realised she'd left it at a KFC we'd stopped at for a toilet break and eventually managed to phone them from the pay phone at the border. Luckily the Purse was safe it's contents intact and we arranged to have it kept secure as they were unwilling to send it to us.

Being the only one with sufficient i.d. to get back across the border I had to drive back up there from Seattle the next day. Needless to say I was not particularly happy!

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 31, 2002 03:58 PM: Message edited 1 time, by PNWBRIT ]</font>
post #22 of 35
One of my most embarassing moments was cycling, not skiing.

I spent a month working in Geneva two summers ago, much of it cycling around an area where I used to live (Neuchatel, about 100 miles north east). One night I was meeting a friend for a ride we had been planning to repeat for a couple of years. He was waiting and ready to go when I pulled into our meeting point. Got the bike out of the car, put it together, pumped tires, loaded water bottles, etc. Sat down to put on my shoes and....they weren't there. Somehow I left them on the floor of the apartment back in Geneva. Never been so embarassed in my life.
post #23 of 35
I have discovered that anything that is mine that I forgot is no big problem. When you run into trouble is packing for someone else, especially your wife. As my wife works 12-hour shifts we get everything ready then I will pick her up from the hospital and leave. Generally we each pack our own stuff the day before, however, The first time we decided to make a quick trip up north and feeling like I was somewhat capable of packing I volunteered to pack while she was at work. She feeling that I might need some help did leave a complete list and like any good husband I immediately threw out the list. Everything went very well, except for some reason she ended up with no ski poles. I offered my poles, but she felt mine wouldn't be right (I'm 6'1" and she is 5'1").She also had other ideas as to what I could do with my poles. Needless to say I now have to show her the list with each item check off to show it is in the car. Oh yes, found her poles in the middle of our living room when we got back. Boy, I was so close!
post #24 of 35
Lots of things...
Just the past two saturdays, I forgot my
poles at home (first saturday), had to rent
a pair. Next sat I forgot my kids gloves (luckily we were just few km away when I remembered, so drove back to get those, as a kid I remember how cold my hands could get w/ and w/o gloves, it did spoil the whole fun, didn't want the same thing to happen to my kids)
post #25 of 35
1. Pair of fully dialed in Flexons in middle of Deer Vally parking lot. Recovered from lost and found.
2. Pair of x-screams leaned up against car on P-Day, drove away. Snowbird parking lot.Recovered by friendly shuttle bus driver
3. Pair of classic Scott racing poles in lime green with big orange stripe in center, wonderfully aged, chipped and faded. Snowbird parking lot. Unrecovered.
post #26 of 35
1. Pair of Bolle Blue Venom Glasses (about $150) Left somewhere in Saalbach.
2. Pair of Salomon Gore-tex gloves (about $100) Left on the Solaise Express in Val d'Isere
3. My marbles. Lost them years ago.

post #27 of 35
WTFT. Sorry about your marbles. The Greeks are still complaining about the ones they lost to the British Museum.

Amazing. Nobody's admitted to losing a mobile phone yet!
Apparently, the legendary London Transport Lost Property Department has long stocked more lost phones than lost umbrellas.
There's another thing - why doesn't anyone lose umbrellas in ski resorts?
The only thing I've lost on a mountain is my nerve.
post #28 of 35
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Goldsmith:
The only thing I've lost on a mountain is my nerve.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Oh, I once lost a drinking competition at a resort, but I will never let that happen again.

post #29 of 35
I tend to find things on the hill not loose them and yes most of the time turn it in. Karma?
post #30 of 35
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr PotatoeHead:
...trying desperately to think of who the patron saint of skiers is.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The closest you'll come is St. Bernard, the Patron Saint of the Alpine. This is my Confirmation name

I was watching the news a few years ago, and saw a story where Yo Yo Ma (may be butchering the spelling, but that's how it's pronounced - he's a world famous Cellist) left his 4 million dollar cello in the trunk of a NY cab! Apparently he got it back the next day.
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