Ski lift stolen!

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Bogong, May 11, 2012.

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    Bogong

    Bogong Addicted Member

    Whole ski lift stolen in Desná

    ČTK | 9 MAY 2012. Desna, North Bohemia, May 7 (CTK) -

    An unknown thief stole a whole ski lift on a meadow in Desna in April, local police spokeswoman Ludmila Knopova told CTK Monday.

    The police are investigating this unusual crime.

    The perpetrator took steel supporting structures, three posts with a pulley and a one-kilometre-long wire rope.

    The total damage has been put at 200,000 crowns, Knopova said.

    Policemen are trying to find out whether the thief has sold parts of the ski lift at some salvage point or whether he plans to operate the ski lift elsewhere.

    If found guilty, the perpetrator faces up to five years in prison for a theft.

    Copyright 2012 by the Czech News Agency (ČTK). All rights reserved.
    http://praguemonitor.com/2012/05/09/whole-ski-lift-stolen-desn%C3%A1
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    melty68

    melty68 Active Member

    I hate when your queuing up for ages and then realise someone stole the chairlift....very rude.
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    piolet

    piolet Old And Crusty

    so scrap steel or the ultimate private, hidden BC lift [​IMG]
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    Barras

    Barras Active Member

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    Rapid_Revilo

    Rapid_Revilo Active Member

    help me out - logistics of the theft?? How did noone see this happening or notice trucks carrying it away?
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    Doonks

    Doonks Go ahead, make my day! Moderator

    chucked it in the back of his ute
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Holder

    The total damage has been put at 200,000 crowns, Knopova said.
    So what's that?
    About $2.50?
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    Stratus

    Stratus Addicted Member

    [​IMG]
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    sara777

    sara777 Dedicated Member Season Pass Holder

    It's exactly AU $10,201.821 according to today's exchange rate
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

    It was probably similar to those toy lifts they used to have at Buffalo.
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    Miffy

    Miffy Active Member

    I've used one of those little beginner pomas in Poland, looks like a cheap swing set you get from a garage sale, wouldnt be that hard to move either
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Commercial Member

    At night? Non-residential resort, I presume. Snow's now melted - no one there? Or a privately owned lift?
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    Heinz

    Heinz Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Well the Czech rep isn't really known for it's ski resorts (Slovakia & Poland yes, Czech no). It wouldn't be high either so snow would have long gone, so not many around. Then they were only talking about 3 posts and pully as well as the rope. Also even lifts that run in summer (chairs, gondolas) often close around May for maintenance, so stuff being dismantled may have been ignored.

    Still some feat though..
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Holder

    Probably the same bastards that stole the one from Mt Baw Baw a few years ago!
    [​IMG]
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    sara777

    sara777 Dedicated Member Season Pass Holder

    Not true ( I was born there ). Hundreds of small resorts all over the country. Not big, not much of altitude, but skiing, yes. Although Krkonose are well known for good skiing. They skied in Jeseniky ( North Moravia ) in May. I skied to my school [​IMG]
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    Heinz

    Heinz Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Well OK, not well known outside of the Czech Rep.
    Also when I visited the Tatras a few years ago in April there was no snow and everything was pretty much shut down.
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    sara777

    sara777 Dedicated Member Season Pass Holder

    Yes, it is variable, this year was ( apparently ) very good. Lots of Germans are skiing in Krkonose ( Northern Bohemia ). Czechs are not very good in advertising themselves. It's like heaps of small club fields you could say. Skiing is great in surrounding Austria and Switzerland, 8 hrs drive, so obviously they don't bother much with small czech slopes [​IMG]
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    sidetrack

    sidetrack Dedicated Member

    I wish someone would steel the lifts from hotham
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    cold wombat

    cold wombat Pool Room

    They need all the lifts they can get after stealing so many punters from Buller.
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    sourmash

    sourmash Active Member

    What are they made of, plastic?
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    cold wombat

    cold wombat Pool Room

    Steel yourself for a backlash sourmash, you're stealing from the dregs of the humour barrel.
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