Sick that you got your stuff back! Let us know what happens with those bozos...I know I'd be interested.
Had a similar incident a few years ago. My brand new Rome got jacked at Whiteface in Lake Placed. Reported it to the mountain and local PD - 6 months later they caught the guy red handed moving the boards out of a remote shack on the Whiteface property. Got my board back, bindings and all.
I know that most mountains nowadays have set up extensive surveillance systems and make it very apparent that they are there and watching. I work at a mountain and know that thefts have gone down a significant amount. I still lock my board though. I use the thin cable lock but its my opinion that thieves aren't gonna bother with it when there's a dozen other boards to choose from.