Save Money and Celebrate Winter at Utah Ski Swaps
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH– "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure." Perhaps the best example of this old adage is the “ski swap.” For many snowriders, fall ski swaps are a staple tradition in winter preparation, enabling them to sell used gear and stock-up on new equipment for the coming winter season. Most participants save huge sums of money compared to full retail prices and many leave swaps with a bit of extra cash. Ski swaps also serve as a celebration bringing winter enthusiasts across the state together to anticipate the coming season.
“Changing leaves and dropping temperatures are sure signs that winter is around the corner,” said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “A little foresight can save locals a lot of money and make it easier to enjoy The Greatest on Earth.”
Participate in your local ski swap and look to your favorite resorts and retailers for early season and locals deals. Applications for the Ski Utah School Passport Program, offering FREE skiing for any Utah fifth or sixth grader, are also currently available. For more information on early season, sales, swaps and pricing visit SkiUtah.com.
36th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap
Basin Recreation Field House at New Park
1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction
Nov. 7-9, 2008
Nov. 7, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bring your equipment to the Basin Recreation Field House on Nov. 7 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
The ski team keeps 30 percent of the profit.
Admission is $8 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $2 on Sunday.
Children under 12 are free
Park City Snowboard Team Snowboard Swap
Park City Mountain Resort First Time lower parking lot
October, exact dates TBA
15% donation on all sold items to the Park City Snowboard Team
St. Lawrence Thrift Stores Annual Ski Sale Park and Recreation Building
90 North 100 West, Heber City
Nov. 7, noon-6 p.m.; Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church
121 Park Avenue, Park City
No fees, free admission
Best prices in town!
SALT LAKE CITY
Black Diamond Store
2092 East 3900 South, Holladay
Oct. 18, 7 a.m.-noon
Bring gear, sell your gear and keep the money.
Rowmark Ski Swap
New Location at the Salt Palace
Oct. 24-25, Times TBA
Rowmark charges 25 percent commission.
Admission: Friday $5 per person and Saturday admission TBA
(Children under 12 free)
Check website for more information
Soldier Hollow Pre Winter Ski Sale
Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation
Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cross Country ski equipment and snowshoes
Junior Packages from $75, adults from $189
Discounted preseason passes available.
The Snowbird Mountain Sports Expo: New and Used Equipment Sale
Snowbird Center, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Highway 210, Little
Friday, Sept. 26, noon-8 p.m. (public check-in at 11a.m.)
Sat., Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (4 p.m.–6 p.m. pick up)
Check in for goods will begin @ 11a.m. on Friday
$3 skis/snowboards and $2 soft goods
Fri.– $2 Entrance Fee, $5 for families
Sat. & Sun.– FREE admission!
Benefiting the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
Howlfest Ski Swap at Wolf Mountain
3567 Nordic Valley Way, Eden
Sat., Oct. 25
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
The event includes ski swap, DNA rail jam, family activities and food.
Ski Utah is the marketing firm owned and operated by the 13 statewide ski
resorts that make up the Utah Ski and Snowboard Association. The
organization has been creating brand awareness of and demand for the Utah
wintersports product since its inception in 1978. For more information on
the upcoming winter season visit SkiUtah.com.