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Lock your valuables in Snowmass

I was just riding the bus back into town and said to myself, “That’s what I get for going to Snowmass.”

I ski mainly at Aspen Mountain and Highlands, and each time I arrive I take off my boot trax and find a secluded little spot to store them for the day. Unfortunately I have boots that require me to wear them; otherwise the soles can easily be ruined. I have done this dozens if not hundreds of times and never had them disappear.

The other day I decided to go out to Snowmass and so doing the same, I hid the trax and headed up for what amounted to no more than an hour or so because the snow was hard and the weather closing in. Back at my hiding spot — voila — no trax. Lost and found — only disappointment.

To the person who took them from the base of the Village Express lift tower, thank you for taking a little piece of my bad karma; nevertheless, may the dung of a thousand camels line your bed in hell.

I recommend that anyone going to Snowmass pay the extra money — like you’re not paying enough — to securely lock away your valuables. Even if they are a thrashed pair of 2-year-old boot trax. I will if I ever go out there again.

Prentice Boyd Billings


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