I lost a ski at under chair 6 ( think) on valentines day weekend. I searched and dug everywhere, someone asked if it had gone down the hill. I said I did not see it go down and I asked the people on the chair lift if they saw the ski and they said they hadn't.
After quite a while of searching around someone from the chair thought they saw something in the trees lower down, turns out my ski had gone down and into a tree under some branches.
It may be worth your while to look around farther down then you think, as if someone would have pointed that out to me, I would have been digging for the whole day and would leave really pissed that I lost one of my wrenegades.