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Ski Thieves Less Likely to Swipe Gear Bearing Utah's Registry Sticker

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Ski Thieves Less Likely to Swipe Gear Bearing Utah's Registry Sticker

To help reduce theft on the slopes, Park City, Utah, ski resorts are pushing for ski gear to be registered and labeled with red stickers by the city police ski registry.

Since instituting the policy two years ago, the make, model and registration number of some 2,000 skis and snowboards have been documented with officials, and no registered gear has been reported stolen, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

"The chances of recovering [unregistered gear is] next to nothing."said Wade Carpenter, Park City Police Chief, to the source.

Registered equipment bear a two-square-inch metallic label reading "Park City Police" and an identification number, according to The Standard-Examiner. Out-of-state visitors and tourists are encouraged to register their gear, in addition to regular in-state skiers.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the 2,000 skis and snowboards that are registered stand to be only a small amount of gear in the snow-heavy state. Other ski towns are looking to Park City, The Standard-Examiner reported, to learn how to implement their own registration systems.