Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap
Check http://www.skipatrolskiswap.com for more information or to volunteer!
The 53rd Annual Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap is the region’s largest winter sports equipment and clothing event featuring thousands of new and used winter sports items being sold by both individuals and area sports stores. Equipment, clothing and accessories for all winter sports are available, including Nordic and alpine skiing & snowboarding.
Registration Gear drop-off - Friday, Oct. 28th
SWAP Open - Saturday, Oct. 29th - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 30th - 9 a.m. to Noon.
Pickup Checks and Unsold Equip - Sunday, Oct 30th – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Havana Street, Spokane.
For the best selection and buys on winter sports equipment. The annual event has come to symbolize the kick-off of the winter season in the Inland Empire. The “Swap” is the primary source of funding for the MSSP for operations, purchase of medical and first aid supplies, rescue equipment and training materials.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How many items are available?
It is anticipated that over 22,000 items will trade hands at this year’s SWAP.
What kind of equipment is available?
About half of the equipment is alpine (downhill) ski related - including boots, poles, bindings, skis, gloves, clothing and accessories. The selection of cross country and telemark equipment is expected to increase again this year. The amount of boarding equipment continues to grow as boarding popularity has increased - with thousands of new and used boards and boots available. Equipment and clothing is available for all sizes and ages. Children’s gear and clothing is the fastest to go, for best selection, early arrival on Saturday is recommended.
Where does the equipment come from?
Approximately 30% of the gear is brought to the SWAP by individuals. 70% is from approximately 20 retail shops in the region that bring both used and new equipment.
How do I price my equipment for sale?
Representatives from the Ski Patrol will be on hand as you register you equipment and will provide you with valuation guidance based on past swap events.
How many years has this been going on?
This is the 53rd Annual Ski Swap – a tradition that was started and is managed by the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol organization.
Where does the money go?
Money generated by the SWAP is used to offset costs for operation of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol - including facilities overhead, first aid and medical supplies, training costs, and administrative functions. The MSSP is a non-profit, volunteer organization.
Can I volunteer to help?
Yes. We'd love to have your help! Volunteers are needed in all areas. With 8 hours of donated time, you get to pre-shop the swap.
About the MSSP:
The Mount Spokane Ski Patrol is committed to skier safety and education, and to providing the finest first aid care to the guests of Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. Look for one of the red jackets wherever you slide. Mount Spokane Ski Patrol is one of the largest all-volunteer ski patrols in the county and also one of the first, being formed in 1938. Our patrollers are trained to the highest standards set by the National Ski Patrol System. Each patroller must undergo over 120 hours of classroom, hands-on, and on-the-hill training for initial certification, plus annual update training sessions, and hands-on training all season long. The Mount Spokane Ski Patrol has alpine and telemark skiers, snowboarders, student patrollers and non-skiers (auxiliary), plus a Nordic Patrol for the State Park Nordic Area.
The Mount Spokane Ski Patrol is an all-volunteer group, and a 501-C tax deductible organization. It is funded fully by your donations and fundraising though the annual Mount Spokane Ski Swap. Would you like to make a donation – visit www.mssp.org for more info.
Are season passes available at the SWAP?
Yes, passes will be available at the SWAP and other locations in Spokane.
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