I second the hide a- key. i have never lost mine in 6 years of NM dirt roads and four wheeling. it is very good to know where your keys are at all times. just check to see if it's still there everytime before locking the keys in the truck. oh and when you un-intentionally lock them in there, it is a huge relief to have your own back back up plan.
Although it may work for BSOE, as a beginning snowboarder you may sustain serious rectal trauma, and should consider utilizing an ass pillow and a training regimen if employing said storage method. He has years of training and muscle control techniques, learned with a very secretive sect of arse-monks on the NW slopes of pikes peak, in a large hidden cavern.(The 'holiest of holies').
I can just see you explaining it to ski patrol "well... this Bastard told me it was the best way, and i believed him, and now it hurts to sit, and i am bleeding!!! i'm never driving my car to the mountain again!!!" as a patroller and EMS provider I would find this funny for a whole minute possibly.... luckily you're far away.
And i Believe it is redundant to call someone else a gaper when you are yourself in that category. 'Nice tourist who returned my keys' maybe. i think they have to do something stupid to really be a gaper... like, maybe drop their keys off the lift and not even notice??
just joshing ya. and be happy it wasn't summer. the river doesn't return keys, glasses or wedding rings...... i guess thats why its called learning. oh, and if there was any snow down here, i wouldn't be the loser wasting time on the computer during the day... at least you have snow to fall on.