Sadly it’s usually a pretty good idea to lock your skis when you stop for lunch – even the most chi-chi ski resorts harbour ne’er-do-wells.
Northcore Viper-X lock
So a compact, lightweight and portable lock like the Viper X lock is well worth taking with you.
It has a three-digit combination lock which features a 90cm auto-retractable steel cable that is stored in the body when not in use.
This means it’s big enough to secure two or three pairs of skis or boards, and then stowed in your pack or pocket.
It won’t stop truly determined thieves but it will put off most, and at just £9.99 it’s a pretty good ‘insurance’ policy for your skis or board.