Plenty Of Equipment Deals, More At Fall Ski Swaps
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.
SnoCountry.com will continually update this list of 2015 Oct., Nov., and Dec. swaps. Please let everyone know of additional swaps by adding a comment to this story.
Oct. 8-12: 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. 9-11: Killington, Snowshed Lodge, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vt. Fri. , 5 - 9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (802) 422-6894. Proceeds benefit the Millington Ski Club Scholarship Fund.
Oct. 10-12: Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Rt. 23, Great Barrington, Mass., Sat., Sun., Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (413) 528-2000. Proceeds benefit Butternut’s adaptive ski program.
Oct. 17-18: 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. 20 percent of the sale benefits the Bousquet Ski Club. (413) 442-8316
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Potter Brothers Ski Shop, 19 Collegeview Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (845) 454-3880
Nov. 6-8: Ski Sundown, 126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, Conn., Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Ski Sundown Ski Patrol. (860) 379-7669
Nov. 7: Gunstock Ski Club's Annual Ski & Snowboard Sale, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Main Lodge, Rt. 11A, Gilford, N.H., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Gunstock Ski Club's racing program for area kids.
Nov. 20-22: Okemo Mountain School Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap, Main Base Lodge, Okemo Mountain, Okemo, Vt. Fri., 4-7 p.m., ($5 admission fee Fri. only, free for Okemo employees Fri., preview hour 3-4 p.m. only). Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Okemo Mountain School. Contact Mariel Meringolo (802) 228-1513
Nov. 21: Timberlane Regional High School Ski Team Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap, Timberlane Middle School café, 44 Greenough Rd., Plaistow, N.H., 8 a.m.-noon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 27-28: Stratton Mountain School, Stratton Mountain School gym, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton, Fri., 3–7 p.m., $5 admission adults; kids free. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: Trish Scott (802) 856-1112
Nov. 27-29: Ski Haus, 1611 Route 22, Brewster, N.Y. (845) 279-3100. Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 27-29, Dec. 5-6: Ski Haus, 162 Danbury Road, New Milford, Ct. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. (860) 355-2001
Dec. 5: Sparta Ski Swap, Mohawk Avenue School, Route 181, Sparta, N.J., Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Benefits Sparta High School Ski Team.
Oct. 16-18: 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 BMBW Ski Patrol.
Oct. 23-25: 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. 24: 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) 668-6628
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: 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. Free admission. (800)798-0098
Nov. 6-8: West Michigan Ski Patrols Ski Swap, Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road, Belmont, Mich., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 8. Proceeds benefit Cannonsburg, Pando, and W. Michigan Nordic Ski Patrols for first-aid supplies and life-saving equipment. (616) 293-5717
Nov. 10: Sundown Mountain Resort Ski/Snowboard Swap, South Lodge, 16991 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (563) 556-6676
Oct. 9-10: 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
Oct. 23-25: Vail Ski & Snowboard Club, Dobson Ice Arena, Lionshead, Vail. Fri., Early Bird Public Shopping, 5-7 p.m., Public Shopping, 7-10 p.m., $5 admission, free with student ID, 12 and under free; Sat., 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No admission fee Sat. or Sun. Percentage of sale benefits Vail Ski & Snowboard Club.
Nov. 6-8: 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., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; admission Fri. $10, Sat. $5, Sun. $2; children under 12 free. 30 percent sales commission benefits Park City Ski Team. (435) 649-8749
Oct. 23-25, New Mexico Ski Swap, Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr., NE, Albuquerque, NM; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 admission per person; 15 percent commission benefits Sandia Peak Ski Patrol.
Nov. 7: Truckee Ski Swap, Truckee Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Dr., Truckee, Calif.; Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 for ages 13+; 12 and under free. (530) 582-7720
Dec. 4-6: Ski Dazzle – Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 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; 6 and under free. (213) 741-1151
Nov. 6-8: Bogus Basin Ski Swap, Expo Idaho/Western Idaho Fairgrounds Center & North Expo, 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise, Idaho; Fri., 3-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Thurs., $3 adults; Fri.-Sun., $1. (208) 336-5295
Nov. 6-8: Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show, Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Ore.; Fri., 1-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $14 adults, $3 juniors 6-12, children under 6 free. (503) 249-7733
Nov. 6-8: Ski Dazzle – Seattle Ski & Snowboard Show, CenturyLink Event Center, West Hall, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, Wash., Fri., 3-9 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 adults; children 6-12 $5. (206) 381-7555
Nov. 7: 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 with a paid adult. mailto:email@example.com
Nov. 14: Schweitzer Alpine Racing School, Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, ID, Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (208) 263-1081
Photos: (Top left): Ski Swap (Wachusett Mountain); (right) SkiFever & Snowboard Show (Facebook/SkiFever); (bottom): Vail Ski & Snowboard Club, (Vail Ski Swap)