Ski swaps are starting all across New England this month, giving skiers and rider the opportunity to trade in or sell any equipment they may not be planning to use this season. Here’s a roundup of some happening this season in the region, but leave us a mention in the comments section if you know of any not listed below. We’ll add as we receive more.
Sept. 27: Crossed Sabers Ski and Snowboard Swap, Raynham. Details: http://www.skiandsportsonline.com/swap.cfm
Sept. 28: South Burlington Booster Ski Swap, S. Burlington, Vt. Details: http://activities-athletics.sbsd.sbhs.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=1351307
Oct. 4-6: Pico Ski Club Sale and Swap, Pico, Vt. Details: http://www.picoskiclub.com/content/pico-ski-club-annual-ski-snowboard-swap-and-sale-oct-4-6
Oct. 5-6: Bosquet Mountain, Pittsfield. Details: http://www.bousquets.com/mountain/ski-sale/
Oct. 11-13: Killington Ski and Snowboard Club Ski Swap, Killington, Vt. Details: http://www.killingtonskiclub.com/site-pages/columbus-day-weekend-sale/
Oct. 10-14: Wachusett Mountain Columbus Day Ski and Snowboard Swap, Princeton. Details: http://www.wachusett.com/EventsActivities/CalendarofEvents/SkiSnowboardSaleSwap/tabid/355/Default.aspx
Oct. 12-13: Waterville Valley Fall Foliage Festival, Waterville Valley, NH. Details: http://www.waterville.com/events-deals-apres/event-calendar.html?id=5671
Oct. 12-13: Smugglers’ Notch Club Ski and Snowboard Swap, Essex Junction, Vt. Details: http://www.snscvt.com/
Oct. 18-19: McIntyre Ski Area Ski Swap, Manchester, NH. Details: http://www.mcintyreskiarea.com/events
Oct. 19: Penobscot Valley Ski Club Ski Sale, Bangor, Maine. Details: http://www.pvskiclub.org/ski-sale/
Oct. 19-20: Middlebury Bowl Ski Patrol Ski Swap, Middlebury, Vt. Details: http://www.middlebury.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D83084728
Oct. 25-26: Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale, Bethel, Maine. Details: http://www.bethelouting.org/#!boc-fall-ski-sale
Nov. 2: Gunstock Ski Club, Guilford, NH. Details: http://www.gunstockskiclub.com/event/show/47713404
Nov. 9: Franconia Ski Club Ski Swap, Franconia, NH. Details: http://www.franconiaskiclub.com/
Nov. 11: Pat’s Peak Octoberfest/Ski Swap, Henniker, NH. Details: http://www.patspeak.com/winter/calendar.html?date=2013-11-3&calendar_id=76&module_params[name]=calendar&module_params[action]=detail&module_params[page_title]=Octoberfest%2FSki+and+Snowboard+Sale&module_params[page_tag]=calendar&module_params[version_id]=1
Nov. 22-24: Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap, Okemo, Vt. Details: http://okemomountainschool.org/devtest/?p=681
Nov. 23: Camden Snow Bowl Ski Swap, Camden, Maine. Details: http://www.camdensnowbowl.com/event/chrhs-ski-swap-1
Nov. 24: Massachusetts Ski and Snowboard Club Ski Swap, Center Ossipee, NH. Details: http://www.massski.com/
Nov. 30: Down East Ski Club Ski Sale, Portland, Maine. Details: http://www.downeastskiclub.com/ski_sale.html
Dec. 14: Westborough Ski Swap, Westborough. Details: http://www.explorerpost85.com/FundRaising.htm
Jan. 11-12: Skirack Ski Swap, Burlington, Vt. Details: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=bHBpdW9uOWowam9oYjV1aGI5MjJvY2Zrcm8gc2tpcmFjay5jb21fM2JjNjF1N2ttNGwxdmdvOTFhMjMxdHRhYzBAZw&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.