Ski Quiz Time!
by Fiona Bell | 22nd March 2023
by Admin | 1st August 2020
People lose all sorts of things on chalet holidays; ski poles, helmets, gloves, goggles, their dignity. Sadly, sometimes these items are lost for good, never to be seen again.
If you’re lucky though, your misplaced items will end up in the chalet lost property box, patiently waiting until the day they are claimed. At this point, your friendly resort manager will rescue your item and take it to the local post office where it will begin its journey home.
Not every item will be successfully reunited with its owner though. The chalet lost property box can be a pretty surprising place. Think it’s all gloves and goggles in there? Think again.
We’re lifting the lid on the chalet lost property box to find out what lurks in its depths, and how much it will cost you to get it back.
People generally lose their skis in one of the following three ways:
Around £100 depending on courier and level of insurance cover.
* No one’s judging you by the way, I’ve done this.
** Unless you are extremely unlucky, you can usually reclaim your equipment after a yard sale. You may just have to sheepishly ‘bum-shuffle’ your way down the piste to collect your belongings (all the while hoping that your errant skis haven’t taken out a ski school lesson on the way down). No one likes being shouted at by the ESF.
*** Only effective if your name is Brian.
In the league table of lost items, all these little blighters hold strong positions at the top of the table. Loss of these items is mainly due to:
This one is always due to downright absent mindedness. Possibly with a bit of hangover/lateness induced panic thrown in. Almost always found in the wardrobe or at the very back of the nightstand, forgotten passports are more common than you might think. In fact, speak to any of our friends in the airport transfer game they’ll tell you that at least once a week someone gets halfway to Geneva before the vision of their passport sitting snugly in a nightstand drawer hits them like a snowboard in the face.*
N/A – where are you going without one? The cost of a missed flight and a private return transfer back to the chalet though, could easily set you back £100s.
What sort of person doesn’t frantically check their passport 17 million times before leaving for the airport, and another 27 million on the way there? If that’s you, you deserve to lose your passport. Work on upping those paranoia levels.
*I’ve never forgotten my passport but I have been hit in the face by a snowboard, so again, no judging here.
We find them everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Literally all over the place. In beds, in wardrobes, in the boot room, in hot tubs, on chalet roofs. The least said about how they get there, the better.
Don’t even bother, we’re not returning them unless they are made of solid gold. Any maybe not even then.
Count them back into your suitcase, use a laundry bag, glue them to your person? Anything will do. And don’t remove them in questionable places.
You will in all likelihood lose this at least once during your holiday. Either:
We are neither therapists nor philosophers, this is a question only you can answer.
Just don’t fight it, it’s bound to happen at some point.
Kelly’s main focus is on after-sales services, and is always ready and waiting to help make sure your holiday is relaxed and hassle-free. So, if you’ve got a question about our resorts, chalets or service – pick up the phone.
by Fiona Bell | 22nd March 2023
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