Sadly, but realistically, since Colorado is now a boomtown state once again it is no longer safe to leave skis, etc around unguarded. Going into the season, be aware especially if the commodities in question are of a high dollar value. Post a guard. Someone who waits for everyone else to get food first.
People laugh at my skis so it doesn't matter to me if they're gone. Usually leads to better skis
Plenty more where they came from, cheap.