Get Used Equipment Deals At Fall Swaps; Here’s Where To Find Them
Swaps across the nation begin in early fall and peak in November. Ski swaps can offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories.
This is also a great place to try to sell some items you no longer need or want. Swaps are held at mountain resorts, consumer ski shows, outdoor shows, retail shops, or facilities run by organizations using the opportunity as a charity fundraiser.
SnoCountry.com will continually update this list of 2013 swaps, so be sure to check back. Please let everyone know of additional swaps by adding a comment to this story.
Sept. 20-22: Potter Brothers Ski Shop, 1083 Route 9, Lawrence Farms Plaza, Fishkill, N.Y. (845) 297-2941
Sept. 26-29: Potter Brothers Ski Shop, 57 City View Terrace, Kingston, N.Y. (845) 338-5119
Oct. 4-6: Pico Ski Club Sale & Swap, Pico Base Lodge, Mountain, Pico, Vt.; Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Pico Ski Club racing programs.
Oct. 5 & 6, Oct. 12-14: Ski Haus,1890 A South Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (845) 298-9597
Oct. 5 & 6: Bosquet Mountain, 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield, Mass. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discounts of up to 75 percent on gear and clothing. (413) 442-8316
Oct. 10-14: Wachusett Mountain Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, Mass., Thurs. & Fri., Noon-8 p.m., Sat., Sun., & Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (978) 464-2300
Oct. 12: Plattepalooza Festival, Plattekill Mountain, 469 Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury, N.Y., 11 a.m. Ski and bike swap, new and used equipment, benefits mountain’s volunteer ski patrol. (607) 328-3500
Oct. 12-14: Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Rt. 23, Great Barrington, Mass., Sat., Sun., & Mon., 10 a.m.-5p.m. (413) 528-2000 x 273
Nov. 1-3: Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, Empire State Plaza, Madison & South Streets, Albany, N.Y.; Fri., 4-9 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; adults $7 adults online, $10 at the door; children 10 and under free with paid adult. (518) 383-6183
Nov. 2: Gunstock Ski Club, Gunstock Mountain Base Lodge, 11-A, Guilford, N.H. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 17: Auburn Ski Association, Auburn Middle School, Falcon Drive off Court Street, Auburn, Maine. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nov. 23: Ski & Ride Swap, Cambridge Village School, 186 School Street, Jeffersonville, Vt., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.
Nov. 23 & 24: Ski Big Bear Annual Ski Swap, Ski Big Bear, Lower Commons, Masthope Lodge, 196 Karl Hope Blvd., Lackawaxen, Pa., Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission (570) 685-1400
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 7 & 8: Ski Haus,162 Danbury Road, New Milford, Ct., (860) 355-2001
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 7 & 8: Ski Haus,1611 Route 22, Brewster, N.Y. (845) 279-3100
Dec. 7: Sparta Ski Swap, Mohawk Avenue School, Route 181, Sparta, N.J., Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. (973) 975-6159
Sept. 27-29: Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap, Buck Hill Resort, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, Minn. Fri., 2-8 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-noon. (952) 435-7174
Sept. 29: Sunburst Ski Area, 8355 Prospect Drive, Kewaskum, Wis., Main Lodge area, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (262) 626-8404
Oct. 5: Ski and Winter Gear Swap, Boyne Mountain Resort, 1 Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI, benefit Boyne City High ski teams, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (231) 758-7600 Bob Simpson
Oct. 5 & 6: Wild Mountain Open House & Swap, Wild Mountain, Taylors Falls, Minn., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (651) 465-6365
Oct. 18-20: Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort Patrol Ski Swap, Boston Mills, Peninsula, Ohio; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 800-U-SKI-241 (800-875-4241)
Oct. 25-27: Windy City Ski & Snowboard Show, Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Ill. Fri., 3-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Show admission: adults $12; kids under 12 are free. Sale is run by the Southern Region Ski Patrol, INC. as an independent fund raising event. (847) 972-6521
Oct. 26: Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain,12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, lower level of Crystal Center, Thompsonville, Mich.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 25 percent of proceeds benefit local high school ski teams. (231) 378-2000
Oct. 26 & 27: Chestnut Mountain's Open House and Ski Swap, 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain R., Galena, Ill., Sat., Noon-5 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. (800) 798-0098
Nov. 10: Sundown Mountain Resort Ski/Board Swap, South Lodge, 16991 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (563) 556-6676
Sept. 27-29: Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Ski and Board Swap, Snowbird Center, Level 2, Park City, Utah, Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free admission, 25 percent of all sales benefit the Foundation. (801) 943-5628
Oct. 5: Utah Olympic Park Sports Clubs Ski Swap, Legacy Center at the Olympic Park, Park City, Utah, 9 a.m.-noon (435) 658-4200
Oct. 11 & 12: Winter Park Resort Ski & Snowboard Swap, West Portal Station at base of resort. Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry fee Friday only: $5 per person or $10 family. (970) 726-1590 or (303) 316-1564
Nov. 8-10: Park City Ski Swap & Sale, Basin Recreation Field House (New Park), 1388 E. Center St, Park City, Utah; Fri., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun.,10 a.m.-2 p.m.; admission Fri. $10, Sat. $5, Sun. $2; children under 12 free. (435) 649-8749
Nov. 2: Truckee Ski Swap, Truckee Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Dr., Truckee, Calif.; Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (530) 582-7720
Nov. 8-10: Ski Dazzle – Seattle Ski & Snowboard Show, CenturyLink Event Center, West Hall, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, Wash., Fri., 3-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 adults, kids 6 and under $5
Nov. 9-10 & Nov. 16-17: Helm of Sun Valley (San Mateo) Ski & Snowboard Swap & Parking Lot Sale, 333 N. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, Calif.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun Noon-4 p.m. (650) 344-2711
Nov. 15-17: UNR Ski & Board Swap, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd Street, Reno, Nev. Fri., 6 -10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission Fri. $12 adult/$6 children 6-12, Sat. $7 adult/$4 children 6-12, Sun., free admission. (775) 825-6555
Dec. 5-8: Ski Dazzle – Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, 12-1 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Calif. Thurs. & Fri., 4-11 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m. Adults $20; kids 6-12 $5
Nov 1 & 2: Tacoma Ski Swap, University Puget Sound, Warner Gym, Tennis Pavilion, 1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, Wash. Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Up to 75 percent discount off retail.
Nov. 1-3: Bogus Basin Ski & Snowboard Swap, Expo Idaho/Western Idaho Fairgrounds Center & North Expo, 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise, Idaho; Fri., 5-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Fri., $5 adults; Sat., $3; Sun., free with canned food donation (208) 336-5295
Nov. 1-3: Snoqualmie Pass Volunteer Ski Patrol Ski Swap, Redhook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville, Wash.; Fri., Noon-9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; (425) 463-7363
Nov. 2: Lookout Pass & Silver Mountain Ski Patrols, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4060 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 admission; children under 12 free.
Nov. 15-17: Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show, Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Ore.; Fri., 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $13 adults, $3 juniors 6-12, children under 6 free. (503) 249-777-7733
Photo: Park City Ski Swap & Sale (Park City Ski Education Foundation)