Keeping Your Kit Safe
Keeping Your Kit Safe
Lots of skis and snowboards are going missing in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz at the moment. Whilst we're very sure that the problem isn't unique to our resorts, there are some very simple ways to keep your kit safe.
When you think about it, ski kit is an easy target in a ski resort. Where else would you leave a couple of hundred quid's worth of equipment outside a restaurant or bar unattended for a couple of hours? The low levels of crime in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz make our resorts a great place to live, work and holiday. But in reality, we all need to pay more attention to our precious kit; the impact of it going missing could seriously affect your time in resort. In the last couple of weeks there have been quite a few thefts, mainly from outside of restaurants and bars on the mountain. Here's Yodel's guide to keeping your kit safe...
Lock your kit up
Some mountain restaurants have lockable ski storage areas for you to use, free of charge. But to be on the safe side, carry your own ski lock with you. These are small, simple devices and are available on Amazon from just £7.99! A small investment for a lot of piece of mind! If you don't have a ski lock, try to keep your skis or snowboard in sight at all times.
Loop your poles over your skis
While this might not prevent them from being stolen, it will prevent an accidental mix-up and it does make your poles harder to pick-up and carry away.
Separate your skis
If you don't have a lock with you and you can't keep your skis in sight, separate them. Put one on one ski rack and the other on another elsewhere. Or, swap a ski with a friend to make two mis-matched pairs. Most theives won't have the patience to search for the other ski.
Keep a record
Record the make, model, size and serial number of your skis, snowboard, boots and poles. You'll need these in the event of a theft as the local police will need them to record the crime.
Almost all of the hotels, chalets and apartments in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz have secure 'boot rooms' for you to store your kit in overnight. Always use them and if it's a communal storage area, check that the door to it is locked at the end of the day.