Plenty Of Equipment Deals And More At Fall Swaps
Swaps across the nation begin in early fall. Ski swaps offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories. It's 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. There are often activities and events surrounding them.
The majority of swaps in September and October are in the Northeast and Midwest, while a few are in the Rocky Mountains. West and Pacific NW swaps are in November and December. SnoCountry.com will continually update this list of 2014 swaps.
Here are September and October swap dates. Be sure to check back in late October for November and December listings. Please let everyone know of additional swaps by adding a comment to this story.
Sept. 19-21: Potter Brothers Ski Shop, 1083 Route 9, Lawrence Farms Plaza, Fishkill, N.Y. Fri., 2-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (845) 297-2941
Sept. 26-28: Potter Brothers Ski Shop, 57 City View Terrace, Kingston, N.Y. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (845) 338-5119
Oct. 3-5: Pico Ski Club Sale & Swap, Pico Base Lodge, Mountain, Pico, Vt.; Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Pico Ski Club racing programs.
Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-13: Ski Haus,1890 A South Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Columbus Day Mon., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (845) 298-9597
Oct. 9-13: Wachusett Mountain Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, Mass., Thurs. & Fri., Noon-8 p.m., Sat., Sun., & Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (978) 464-2300
Oct. 11: 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. 11-13: Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Rt. 23, Great Barrington, Mass., Sat., Sun., & Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (413) 528-2000-x160. Proceeds benefit Butternut’s adaptive ski program.
Oct. 18-19: Bousquet Mountain, Bousquet Lodge, 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. Used gear four years or newer also will be available; 20 percent of the sale benefits the Bousquet Ski Club. (413) 442-8316
Sept. 26-28: Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap, Buck Hill Resort, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, Minn. Fri., 2-9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-noon. Proceeds benefit the Buck Hill Ski Racing Club.
Oct. 4: Skitoberfest, Boyne Mountain Resort, Civic Center, 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. 4 -5: Wild Mountain Open House & Swap, Wild Mountain, Taylors Falls, Minn., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (651) 465-6365
Oct. 5: Sunburst Ski Area, 8355 Prospect Drive, Kewaskum, Wis., Main Lodge area, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (262) 626-8404
Oct. 17-19: Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort Patrol Ski Swap, Boston Mills, Ski Patrol Swap Tent, Peninsula, Ohio; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 20 percent proceeds benefit Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Patrol.
Oct. 24-25: Welch Village Fall Ski Swap & Sale, Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area, 26685 County Road 7 Blvd, Welch, Minn. Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. New and used equipment and gear. (651) 258-4567
Oct. 24-26: 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. 25: Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, lower level of Crystal Center, Thompsonville, Mich.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit local high school ski teams. (231) 378-2998
Oct. 25-26: 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. New and used equipment. (800) 798-0098
Sept. 26-28: Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Ski and Board Swap, Snowbird Ski Resort, Park City, Utah, Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free admission, 25 percent of all sales benefit the Foundation. (801) 933-2222
Oct. 10-11: Winter Park Resort Ski & Snowboard Swap, Winter Park Resort, 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
Photo: Bousquet Mountain Ski Swap (bousquets.com)