Sixty-degree weather in November is not the way to get my family prepared for the winter season. My kids are not focusing on snow. They are getting in those last few hatless days and breaking out shorts and dresses I’ve long packed away. Even though it may not feel like winter is just around the corner, it is the time to go through the old gear and start searching for the new or slightly used winter paraphernalia. Since Adirondack weather can be unpredictable I want to make sure my family is outfitted for outside fun when the snow is finally here to stay. We are also always looking for bargains and the local ski clubs swaps and consignment shops are certainly places worth stopping by.
Mt Pisgah’s annual Ski and Skate Swap will be taking place November 14, 9-11 a.m. with equipment drop-off on Friday, November 13 from 5-8 p.m. The whole event takes place at the Mt. Pisgah Lodge, 92 Pisgah Rd, Saranac Lake. Keep in mind that only current winter gear will be accepted, no rear entry boots or straight skies. This is a consignment sale so the owner sets the price and the ski club receives a percentage to support its efforts. In years past various ski reps have also dropped off last season’s unused gear for very reasonable prices.
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Dewey Mountain is hosting its 2nd annual Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap on November 21, 9-11:30 a.m. at its lodge one mile west of downtown Saranac Lake on State Route 3.) With the extra room available at the new facility, outdoor clothing will also be accepted. Volunteers will be checking consignments during the Friday, November 20, drop-off from 5-7 pm.
For anyone with children between the ages of 0-12 or expectant parents, ADK Kids Consignment will also be taking place on November 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Agnes School, 2253 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid. The ADK Kids Consignment is not a ski swap, but an opportunity for parents to clean out their closets and consign any clothing, books, toys, maternity supplies, games and equipment or search for age-appropriate gear. Keep in mind that no recalled items, car seats, cribs, breast pumps or VHS tapes are accepted. This year any clothing will be accepted for consignment, not just winter/fall seasonal items. For information about consigning, please check out AdkKidsSale.com or contact Stacy Bruno at 891-2834 for consignment guidelines.