Reuse, Recycle and SAVE at Utah Ski Swaps this Fall
September 17, 2009
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 preparation for winter, enabling them to sell used gear and stock-up on new equipment. Most participants save huge sums of money compared to full retail prices and many leave swaps with a bit of extra cash.
“Ski swaps are one of the best ways to keep skiing and snowboarding affordable,” said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “Snow is certainly around the corner and now is the time for locals to gear-up and get ready for another amazing Utah winter.”
Ski Utah encourages local snow lovers to participate in a ski swap in their area and look to their favorite resorts for early season 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 deals and swaps visit SkiUtah.com.
37th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap
Basin Recreation Field House at New Park
1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction
Nov. 6-8, 2009 Times TBA
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
1251 Kearns Blvd.
Drop-off Oct. 21 & 22 2 - 6 p.m.
Oct. 23, 5-9 p.m.; Oct. 24, 10- 5 p.m.; Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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. 6-7, noon- 6 p.m.; Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church at 121 Park Avenue, Park City
No fees, free admission
SALT LAKE CITY
Black Diamond Store
2092 East 3900 South, East Millcreek
Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-noon
Bring gear, sell your gear and keep the money.
Rowmark Ski Swap
New Location at Eccles Field House on Guardsman Way
Rowmark charges 25 percent commission.
Admission: Friday $5 per person and Saturday admission TBA
(Children under 12 free)
Soldier Hollow Pre-winter Ski Sale
Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation
Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cross Country ski equipment and snowshoes
Junior Packages from $75, adults from $189
Discounted preseason passes available.
Sports Den Ski Swap
1350 South Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City
Oct. 8-11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Howl Fest Ski Swap at Wolf Mountain
2400 North 3500 East, Liberty.
Sat. Sept. 26, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
The event includes Diamond peak ski swap, season pass deals, contests and more.
For media information, contact Ski Utah Director of Communications Jessica Kunzer at (801) 433-2016 or by email at email@example.com.
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.