Ski Swap Season

ski swap seasonIt’s time to clear out the gear closet; ski swap season is underway. Here are a few ski swap buying and selling tips.

Sellers:

1. Don’t be greedy, ask a fair price and share a deal

2. Clean your gear up – give it a little shine

3. Better to sell your unwanted gear at a low price than not sell it at all – your old gear for cheap will make somebody’s day!

4. If in doubt, sell it. It’ll only be another year out of date next season.

Buyers:

1. Show up early!

2. Educate yourself – browse ebay and such to get a sense of used gear pricing before you head to the swap.

3. Remember, many swaps are fundraisers for local ski teams and ski clubs; a few bucks for your local ski scene is good karma.

4. Did I mention show up early.

Here’s a few swaps we know about

British Columbia Kamloops 11/8, Fernie 11/8, Terrace 11/8, Abbotsford 11/15-16

California Truckee 11/8

Colorado Boulder 11/12Grand Junction 11/7-8, Denver 11/13, Telluride 11/7-9, Steamboat 11/7-8

Idaho Coeur d’Alene 11/1, McCall 11/1, Boise 10/30-11/2

Nevada UNR Swap 11/14-16

Oregon Portland OMC 11/15, Hood River 11/7-8, Portland Grant High School 11/8-9, Portland ski fever show 11/14-16

Utah Park City 11/7-9

Washington Newport 11/7-8, Puyallup 11/8-9Tacoma 11/1-2