Got the chance to teach my daughter some 4 letter words when we walked out of the season pass office at Breck today and I did not see my 1 (ski) day old Dynastar Contact 10s 20 feet away on the rack where I left them.
Quick look around the mostly empty racks did not uncover any skis with remotely similar graphics(black/gray/touch of blue)...no luck at the gondola line or the rest of the Breck transit center area, so I contact the police and fill out a report. Before going home (about 30 minutes later), I leave my contact info with the women in the office and just as I am about to walk out, a guy walks in with my skis.
As my skis are wet, it is clear he took them up the gondola and tried to put them on, but found that his boot was not big enough to fill 343 mm. At this point, the only skis on the rack are red & white Rossis, so I ask what the confusion was about. He apoligizes and tells me that he "doesn't ski."
I'm now confused as to whether he is saying that he doesn't actual have skis and thought it would be fun to ride up the gondola with mine, or mixed mine up with the pair that he had. He embarrasingly tells me that he now sees that his skis (the Rossis) don't look anything like mine (very true)...I am happy to get my skis back and start enjoying a beautiful day so I don't say much more and he is on his way.
2nd run on Peak 7 down an very flat blue, I see him stopped just above the one "steeper" section so I ski over and he starts to take off his skis. I ask him if he wants to trade again and not getting the joke, he tells me that he is going to walk down...sometimes you just gotta laugh.