The temperatures are slowly starting to drop, snow is falling on some mountains and the overwhelming joy for ski racing is in the air. Question is, do you have the right gear for the season? The legs are already conditioned and strong from dryland training (right?), so it is time to move away from those muddy sneakers and get your feet into stiffer footwear, ski boots. However, we all know that ski gear can be expensive, but that is why there are ski swaps. Ski swaps will enable you to get fitted head to toe in the latests, slightly used, equipment at incredibly affordable prices. Ski swaps are an amazing outlet for community members to get the right gear to be ready for NASTAR racing. Not only do these swaps help community members; but they also raise money for racing programs.These funds can help make the dream of ski racing possible for even more individuals. Swaptober is upon us, and these ski swaps are happening everywhere around the US. Are you ready to score sweet deals? Or are you ready to sell some old equipment? Let’s find the nearest ski swap in your region.

 

East Coast Ski Swaps 

 

October / November

 

Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire: November 30

Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire: October 26

Pats Peak, New Hampshire: November 3

Cockainge Resort, New York: November 1

Ski Sundown, Connecticut: November 1-3

 

           

Midwest Ski Swaps

 

October / November

 

Little Switzerland, Wisconsin: October 27 and November 3

Crystal Mountain, Michigan: November 2-3

Shanty Creek, Michigan: November 30

Mt. Brighton, Michigan: Winterfest November 23

Ski Challenge, Minnesota: November 2
 

* For a full list of South-East Michigan, see the end of the article, below. Submitted by Mid-West NASTAR racers. To submit your region, please contact us with further information. 

 

West Coast and The Rocky Mountain Region Ski Swaps

 

October / November

 

Sky Tavern, Nevada: November 22- 23

Steamboat Springs, Colorado: November 9


Mark your calendar these ski swaps are just around the corner. With winter quickly approaching and NASTAR races happening at over 100 different resorts around the country it's time to get the gear in order. The time has come to start wearing those ski boots around the house to break them in, and froth over the new amazing gear that could be yours if you attend one of these swaps. If you have a NASTAR resort near you and a ski swap that we missed in this article, let us know what's happening in your NASTAR world. If you have exciting news at your local hill, events we should know about, or just want to say hello, send us an email at https://nastarsupport.ussa.org/ and maybe we feature your news in our next newsletter!

 

South- East Michigan Ski Swaps

Oct 12: South Lyon United Ski Team: Ski Swap

20% consignment fee. We’ve teamed up with Peak Sports (Formerly Skier’s Peak) to have our best swap ever, featuring new and used ski and snowboard gear, including race gear and high-quality apparel, all at discounted prices.

Oct 19 & 20: Mt. Brighton Ski Patrol: Mt. Brighton Ski Patrol
20% consignment fee, $1 to mail your check. A ski patrol fundraiser for continued training and education for the patrol.

Multiple ski shops, new gear and many racks of public sales, selling quality, used gear at a reasonable price!

Oct 26 & 27: Pine Knob Ski Patrol: Pine Knob Ski Patrol
20% consignment fee, 3,500+ items. Bring your old equipment for sale and replace it with great new gear. New and used

equipment at bargain prices. Fitting and technical assistance available. Now accepting credit cards.

Oct 26 & 27: Toledo Ski Club: Ski Swap
20% consignment fee or full value in-store credit at Mountain Man or Red Sky stores, $3 fee/ item registered, 350-450 items.

Lots of children’s equipment available. It’s time to get that extra jacket, gloves and ski pants!

Nov 2 & 3: Alpine Valley Ski Patrol: SwapAV.com
19% consignment fee; 3,500+ items; 20% off many items on Sunday! Two (free) ways to get early-shopping; details at

SwapAV.com. Sellers: print your sales tags & check the status of your items on-line. Buyers: see a list of all items on-line.

Nov 9: Bloomfield Hills High School Ski Team: BloomfieldHillsSkiTeam.com
25% consignment fee, huge savings on 100’s of hundreds of new and slightly used skis, boots, snowboards, apparel and

accessories. All proceeds to benefit the Bloomfield Hills High School Ski Team.

Nov 9: Milford High School Winter Sports Sale: MilfordMavSkiTeam
20% Consignment Fee. Over 38 years of bringing you the best deals! More than 1,000 items both new and used. Ski and Snowboard sharpening and waxing available for $20/$25. All profits benefit the Milford High Ski Team!

Nov 9: Walled Lake Central Ski Swap: CentralSkiSwap.com
20% consignment fee. Get ready for winter with great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and gear at our annual Ski Swap. Ski Swap proceeds benefit Walled Lake Central Ski Team.

Nov 10: Hartland High School Ski Team: Winter Sports Sale
20% consignment fee, $25 coupon for wax/sharpen @ Shumakers. Clear out your closets and make money. Shop pre-season sale on equipment including ice skating/hockey, jackets, etc. Drop off 11/9 at Hartland High School on Dunham Rd.

Nov 23: Mt. Holly Ski Patrol: Mt Holly Ski Patrol

20% consignment fee, new and used equipment, fitting and technical assistance available. No used clothing or helmets accepted. Proceeds support the Mt. Holly Ski Patrol

Dec 7: Walled Lake Northern High School Ski Team: WLNSkiSwap.com

20% consignment fee, 500+ items, all kinds of winter sports items...including skis, clothing, skates, snowboards, boots...etc. Drop off at 8 AM the day of swap, doors open at 9 AM ends at 2 PM.