One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

By Bob Winter Oct 10, 2008

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. Here are some of the upcoming swaps:


36th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap
Basin Recreation Field House at New Park
1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction
(435) 649-8749
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
(435) 615-8839
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
(435) 657-0209
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


Black Diamond Store
2092 East 3900 South, Holladay
(801) 278-0233
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
(435) 654-2002
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
(801) 745-3511
Sat., Oct. 25
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
The event includes ski swap, DNA rail jam, family activities and food.