Thursday, November 6, 2014

New York and Vermont Ski, Snowboard and Skate Swaps 2014!

* UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Being an active family, my Adirondack kids seems to outgrown their sporting gear before I’ve finished tying up the laces. For other parents looking to outfit their children for the winter ski season, a ski swap is a nice starting place. A ski swap can also be a much-needed opportunity to clean house.

Generally the ski swaps are consignments where you drop off your downhill ski gear, used nordic skis, ice skates, used skate skis, helmets, and winter clothing a day before the event. If the gear sells then you will receive 80% of the set sale price. Usually the funds generated benefit a special organization like ski clubs or ski patrols so the 20% commission goes to support the sport. It is best to ask what each ski swap’s arrangement is, as it varies with location. Keep in mind no “collector’s items” like wooden skis and only clothing in good condition. Enjoy winter! #adkfamilytime

Lake Placid Ski Club/NYSEF Ski Swap, St. Agnes School, Lake Placid, NY: 
Drop off: November 7 from 6– 7:30pm.
Sale: November 8, 9 am – noon

West Mountain, Queensbury, NY 
Drop off, Friday, November 7:  4-6 pm and Saturday, November 8, 8-11 am
Sale: November 8, 9 am–3 pm
Sale: November 9, 9 am – 5 pm

 McCauley Mountain, Old Forge, NY 
November 8, Drop off: 8-9 am, Sale: 9 am – noon

Empire State Plaza
Sale:November 7: 4-9 pmSale:November 8: 1-am – 6pm
Sale:November 9: 10 am – 5 pm

Poughkeepsie Swap and Sell, Potter Brothers,  19 Collegeview Ave, Arlington, NY
Friday, November 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 8, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Upstate Ski and Board, The New York State (NYS) Fairgrounds Horticulture Building, 
Friday, November 7, 5-9 pm
Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday noon – 5pm

Brattleboro Recreation Department  Skate and Ski Sale, Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
Drop-off: Friday, November 7, noon – 7 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 8, 8 - 11 am  

Cochran's Ski Sale, Camel's Hump School, Richmond, VT
Drop-off: Friday, November 7, 6-8:30 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 8 am - 4 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 9, 10 am- 2 pm

Rotary Winter Sports Sale, Twin Valley Elementary School, Wilmington, VT
Drop-off: Friday, November 7, 4 - 7 pm 
Sale: Saturday, November 8,  9 am - 3 pm

Ford Sayre Ski and Winter Sports Sale, Frances C Richmond Middle School, 63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NY
Drop-off: Friday, November 7, 6-7:30 pm and Saturday, November 8, 9 am - 1 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 9, noon - 2 pm 

NEW Jackson XC Ski Touring Foundation, 153 Main St, Jackson, NH
Drop-off: Friday, November 7, 5-7 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 8, 9 am-1 pm 

McIntyre Ski Area Veteran's Day Sale, 50 Chalet Ct, Manchester, NH
Sale: Saturday, November 8, 9 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 9, 9 am - 5 pm
Sale: Monday, November 10, 9 am - 6 pm
Sale: Tuesday, November 11, 9 am - 6 pm

Manlius Village Ski and Skate Sale, 1 Arkie Albanese Way, Manilus, NY
Drop-off: Thursday, November 13, 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm, Friday, November 14, 11 am - 6 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 15, 10 am - noon

Waitsfield Ski and Skate Sale, Waitsfield Elementary School, Waitsfield, VT
Drop-off: Friday, November 14, 4-7 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 15, 9 am – 3 pm
Sale:Sunday, 9 am - 3 pm

Keene High Alpine Ski Team, Winter Sports Swap, Keene, NH
Drop-off: Friday, November 14, 4:30 - 8pm
Sale: Saturday, November 15, 10 am - 1 pm

Kingston Swap and Sell, 57 City View Terrace, Kingston, NY
Sale:Friday, November 14, 10 am – 8 pm
Sale:Saturday November 15, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 16, 10 am – 5 pm

Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave, Middleburg, VT
Drop-off: Friday, November 14, 3:30 - 8 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 15, 8 am - 2 pm

Mt. Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Drop-off: Friday, November 21: 5-8 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 9-11 am

Friday, November 21, 2-8 pm
Sale:Saturday, November 22, 9 am – 6 pm
Sale:Sunday, November 23, 10 am – 5 pm

Middlebury College Ski and Winter Sports SaleMcCullough Crest Room Middlebury, Vt.
Sale: Friday, November 21 2 - 9 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 9 am - 5 pm

Drop off: Friday, November 21, 6 - 8 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 8 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 23, 10 am - 2 pm

Okemo Mountain School Ski Swap, Sitting Bull Restaurant, Clocktower Base, Okemo Mountain, Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT
Drop-off: November 15, 16 and 19 at Sitting Bull Restaurant 10 am - 3 pm
Sale: Friday, November 21, 4 - 7 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 9 am - 5 pm
Sale:Sunday from 9 am - 1 pm


Rochester Nordic Ski Swap, Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School on Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls.Rochester, NY
Drop-Off: Friday, November 21, 7-8:30 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 9 am - 1 pm

XC Ski Swap, VonTrappe Family Lodge, 700 Trappe Hill Rd, Stowe
Drop-off: Friday, 21, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sale: Friday, November 21, 6:45 - 8 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22, 9 am - 4 pm

Mount Sunapee, Spruce Lodge, 1398 Rt 103, Newbury, NH
Drop-off: Friday, November 21, 4-7 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 22,, 9 am - noon

Ski Haus, 1611 Rt. 22, Brewster, NY
Sale: Friday, November 28, 11 am - 9 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 29, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 30, 11 am - 5 pm

Stratton Mountain School Ski/Snowboard Sale, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton, Vt.
Drop-off: Friday, November 28, 9 am - 1 pm
Sale: Friday, November 28 3-7 pm  ($5/adults, free/kids)
Sale: Saturday, November 29, 9 am - 5 pm


Nashua High School, Nashua, NH
Drop-off: Wednesday, November 26, 3:30- 5 pm and Friday, November 28, 9 am - 3 pm
Sale: Friday, November 28, 9 am - 5 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 29, 9 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 30, 9 am - 1 pm

Northeast Slopes, 10397 Rt 25, East Corinth, VT
Drop-off: Friday, December 5 in the evening or on Saturday, December 6 (before 9 am)
Sale: Saturday, December 6, 9 am - 1 pm

SkiRack, 85 Main St, Burlington, VT
Check either the first or second weekend of January, 2015
Some equipment  can be traded for cash or store credit toward new equipment. 

This list was compiled from a 2010 report on SkiDiva.com as well as Google searches, Facebook events and emails received.  Thank you to the many sites that contributed information including SkiMaven.comSkiDiva.comVtsportsmag.comSki Gurusnocountry.com, PotterBrothers.com, smallskiareas.comWNYskiresorts.com and Harvey Road, NYS Ski Blog

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy Adirondack family hikes, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebook online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.

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