Stolen Snowboard


On Black Friday, while all the shoppers were in the stores, I was up at the mountain. I just bought two new snowboards for this winter, and brought both of them with me to test them out on my first day up to timberline this season. When I left the car at 9:45, I locked my spare board to the Yakima ski rack on top of the car, and even double checked to make sure it was locked. When I arrived back at the car at 3:30, I looked at the ski rack, my new Artec snowboard was missing, and the ski rack was still locked! The board was a 2010 Artec Gabe Taylor 163cm wide with Burton Freestyle bindings. The car was parked at Timberline Lodge, in the lower parking lot, around many other cars, yet the crook was not deterred.

Please air this story... I am trying to bring awareness to this topic, as many people have had things stolen from the parking lot at timberline. A gentleman emailed me a site: that he created to help other people get their stolen stuff back.

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Lendog says ... on Monday, Nov 29 at 6:15 PM

The problem with snowboards in racks is all you have to do is unscrew the bindings and slide it right out. Ski check at Timberline is free, and you can check in your spare board all day if you want.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 29 at 5:56 PM

Seariously?? This is better suited for craigslist!

Shredows says ... on Monday, Nov 29 at 5:43 PM

Sorry to hear what happened.....unfortunately, it happens way too often. You should use ski check next time......drop one board off then go ride your other. It's what I do when I feel like having options throughout the day.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Nov 29 at 5:13 PM

This has been going on for years and will continue as long as people leave visible valuables in sight on or in their car. The locks are no security except when driving.The ski area parking lots, trailheads, tourist towns, etc should all be suspect. J

Uhh... says ... on Monday, Nov 29 at 5:04 PM

No offense, and sorry for your loss, but how is this news? You really should post on other sites.

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