22 New York State Ski Swaps 2018 (updated)

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

I've listed all known ski swaps as well as the 43 New York State ski areas. You'll probably want to check out some of these fun NYS family ski areas. Have fun! 

If I haven't found a ski swap, the New York State ski resort is listed below, otherwise it is included in the list of swaps. Remember each ski resort offers "early bird" discounts on lift tickets and season passes. Good luck! 
Belleayre Mountain, Kingston, NY
Brantling Ski and Snowboard Center, Sodus, NY
Bristol MountainCanandaigua, NY 
Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, NY
Cazenovia Ski Club, Cazenovia, NY
Dry Hill Ski Area, Watertown, NY
Dynamite Hill Recreation Area, Chestertown (X-C skiing)
Four Season Golf and Ski, Fayetteville,NY 
Hickory Ski Center, Warrensburgh, NY (currently closed)
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY
HoliMount, Elliocotville, NY
Hunt Hollow, Naples NY 
Oak Mountain, Speculator, NY
Labrador Mountain, Truxton, NY
Mount Peter Ski and Snowboard, Warwick, NY
Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury, NY
Ski Big Tupper, Tupper Lake NY (currently closed) 
Ski Venture Lake George, Scotia, NY (member club)
Snow Ridge, Turin, NY
Song Mountain, Tully, NY
Swain Resort, Swain, NY
Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Patterson, NY 
Titus Mountain, Malone NY
Toggenburg Ski Mountain, Toggenburg, NY
Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area, Tuxedo Ridge, NY (closed)
Willard Mountain, Greenwich, NY
Windham Mountain, Windham, NY
Woods Valley Ski Area, Westerville, NY

Hunter Mountain Ski Swap 
Columbus Day weekend
Sale: October 5-8: 9 am - 5 pm 

Holiday Valley, Ellicotville, NY
Sale: (Part of Ellicotville Fall Festival: October 5-8: 10 am - 5 pm 

Greek Peak Hops and Swaps, Cortland, NY
Saturday, October 13: 12:30 - 4 pm 

Peek N' Peak Resort, Clymer, NY (Erie) 
Sale: (Part of Fall Festival: October 13-14 and October 20-22

Upstate Ski and Board, The New York State (NYS) Fairgrounds Horticulture Building, 
Friday, October 19, 5-9 pm
Saturday, October 20: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, October 21: noon – 5pm

Buffalo Ski Club and Buffalo Nordic
Sale: October 20: 11 am - 4 pm (corn maze, open house, chair lift rides, wagons rides)

Albany Capital Center: $$ 3-day pass or one day pass sold 
Sale: November 2: 4-9 pm
Sale: November 3: 10-am – 6pm
Sale: November 4: 10 am – 4 pm

Lake Placid Ski Club/NYSEF Ski SwapLake Placid Elementary School Lake Placid, NY: 
Drop off: November 2 from 6– 7:30pm.
Sale: November 3, 9 am – noon

McCauley MountainOld Forge, NY 
Drop off: November 2 : 5-7 pm 
Sale: November 3: 9 am – noon
Polar Bear Ski Club Ski Swap at McCauley Mountain 

Mt. Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Drop-off: Friday, November 9: 5-8 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 10, 9-11 am

Kissing Bridge, Glenwood, NY
Sale: November 9: 5-7 pm and November 10 and 11: 10 am - 5 pm  

West Mountain, Queensbury, NY 
Drop off, Friday, November 9:  4-7 pm 
Sale: Saturday, November 10, 9 am–5 pm

Willard Mountain, 
Sale: November 3: 10 am - 4 pm , November 4 10 am - 4 pm
Sale: November 10: 10 am - 4 pm, November 11 10 am - 4 pm
Sale: November 17 10 am - 4 pm , November 18 10 am - 4 pm

Dry Hill Ski Area, Watertown, NY
Sale: November 3: 10 am - 4 pm , November 4: noon - 4 pm 

Kingston Swap and Sell, Potter Brothers, 19 Collegeview Ave, Arlington, NY
November 9-12Hours: Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5, Mon 10-5

Manlius Village Ski and Skate Sale, 1 Arkie Albanese Way, Manilus, NY
Drop-off: Thursday, November 8, 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm, Friday, November 9, 11 am - 6 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 10, 10 am - noon

Fishkill Ski Swap, Potter Brothers, 1083 Rt 9, Fishkill
November 16-18 
Hours: Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5

NOT CONFIRMED: Rochester Nordic Ski Swap, Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School on Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls.Rochester, NY
Drop-Off: Friday, November 23, 7-8:30 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 24, 9 am - 1 pm

Ski Haus, 1611 Rt. 22, Brewster, NY
Sale: Friday, November 23, 11 am - 9 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 24, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 5 pm

Ski Haus, 1611 Rt. 22, Brewster, NY
Sale: Friday, November 23, 11 am - 9 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 24, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 5 pm

Ski Haus, New Milford, NY
Sale: Friday, November 23, 11 am - 9 pm
Sale: Saturday, November 24, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Saturday, December 1, 11 am - 5 pm
Sale: Sunday, December 2, 11 am - 5 pm

© 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.