"One person’s trash is another person’s treasure." Just check out one of Utah’s popular annual ski swaps if you don’t believe the cliché. Find everything from vintage snowshoes and straight skis to twin tip fatties and helmets with TuneUps.
The fall ski swaps are a staple tradition in winter preparation for many snowriders, enabling them to sell used gear and stock-up on new equipment for the season. You can save a ton of money or sell your stuff and make enough to pay off that season pass. Ski swaps also celebrate the coming of winter so check one out and feel the vibe.
Here are some swaps to check out.
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 percent 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.
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.