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.


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 It’ll only be another year out of date next season.


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