Thieves do not rest in ski areas. Carelessly and unobserved skis, parked or stored infront of ski huts or accommodation, can be tempting for ski thieves.
Here are some simple tips you can use to protect against ski theft!
TIPS to prevent SKI theft:
- in front of the ski hut: this is where ski thieves are predominantly at work. Don‘t just take your skis off and walk away! Try to keep your equipment in mind. A good tip is to swap a ski with a partner, then place the unequal skis in different locations. Thieves will not take time to find matching pairs of skis. Special ski locks also provide a deterent for thieves.
- in the carpark : Lock your car and more importantly the ski carrier or the carrier on the roof of your car.
Use ski boot lockers or ski rack safety facilities, if available, such as lockable ski Lockers. Secure the key on you personally!
When you enter ski storage rooms or cellars, observe who enters the space with you. Thieves often go with people, to reconnoitre the lock code/locking mechanism.