Find Your Stolen Skis

Last winter, X Games Mono Skier X competitor Andy Campbell had two of his skis stolen in Steamboat, Colorado. Fortunately for Campbell, he’s an active member of Teton Gravity Research’s ski/snowboard forum.
Publish date:
Social count:
Andy Campbell

A thread on immediately began about Campbell’s pilfered skis, which happened to be Bro Models made by another forum member’s company, PM Gear. Then the manhunt was on. Here’s the shortened story as told with actual forum posts.

Wrinkled Pants: If this guy is found, I say we pull his fingernails out with pliers and burn “Thief” into his forehead. I’d bet …they’ll show up on Craigslist.

DarkStar: Are the skis still missing, supposedly in Steamboat? Because I was recently offered an unmounted pair of 192 Bros from some people that I know in town, and this was within the last week or so. I was given no information how they came across them, or what they look like or whatever, but this now sounds real suspicious to me.

Splat: That sounds like the pair. Is this for real? Cause I’ll fly out there just to put the pricks in jail, even if I have to make a citizen’s arrest, which I would thoroughly enjoy doing.


DarkStar: The lynch mob mentality here is out of hand. The situation is fully under control. I just need to get in touch with Splat…now. I feel like they are the only ones that are going to resolve this situation (as in, where do these need to be shipped?).

bklyn: DarkStar = thief? DarkStar = friend of thief?

Splat: Speculations aside, all I know is DarkStar sacked up enough to call me and tell me the skis are available for pickup. I’ll add that this has been very nerve-racking for DarkStar. I can sense it in his voice. I thank him for intervening on behalf of the maggots*. Please don’t cast any blame his way. He stepped up. I’d also like to thank everyone for their generous offers to help and the overall maggot spirit that has once again proven to be indomitable.

*A “maggot” is a loyal forum member.



Finding It

Backcountry skiing is our Mothers’ Day tradition—regardless of where the snow line might be.

Highland Bowl Opening Day

How to Carry Your Skis on a Bootpack

There are several legendary inbounds bootpacks in the Western U.S., places where the resort's toughest skiers hike for their turns. Take the Ridge at Bridger Bowl, Taos' Kachina Peak, Jackson Hole's Headwall, or Aspen's Highland Bowl. We spoke to ski patrol at Highlands to find out the best technique for carrying your skis up the bootpack.

Custom Croppped

Your Skis. Your Way.

You can get skis made just for you. Tailor the dimensions, graphics, and construction for what best suits you. One company—Colorado's Folsom Custom—shows you how.

Kevin Alderton has four percent of his vision. He also has the world record for blind speed skiing.

Skiing by Braille

He has difficulty crossing the street and sometimes he accidentally walks into walls. He nearly took himself out on his own barbecue. But Kevin Alderton, who has just four percent vision, owns the world record for blind speed skiing.

Ski Cross

Guide to the Olympics: Ski Cross

Welcome to the throwdown, year one, also known as ski cross. A Winter X Games event since 1998, ski cross premieres this year as an event in the Winter Olympics. If you are wondering about gold, make sure to watch the two former ski racers, Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett, participating in the event.