The ski swap helps skiers prepare for another season on the slopes

Posted at 3:47 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 17:47:34-04

BOISE, Idaho — The ski swap has been a tradition in the Treasure Valley for 69 years giving people a place to buy and sell used equipment before ski season.

The Idaho Expo was bustling this afternoon as sellers showed up with used gear and volunteers started working to set up for Friday.

Skiing is an expensive sport and this event provides a place to ease that burden, especially for families who have kids that quickly outgrow their skis and snowboards.

“We had three kids, we handed them down and they all learned and became very good skiers," said Lynn Perry who was selling a bunch of old skis. "The ski swap is really good especially for young kids and young families."

The ski swap is also the biggest fundraiser of the for the Bogus Basin Skiing Education Foundation, the ski swap will display your gear and if it sells they keep 25 percent which goes to the foundation.

“It helps support our youth and offsets some of our programming costs so we can keep our fees low and include as many athletes as we can so they can come up and pursue their dreams of skiing and snowboarding," said Mark Wedeking."

The ski swap has an admission fee of five dollars on Friday, three dollars on Saturday and three dollars on Sunday or people can get in free with a canned goods donation, children elevin and under are free.g

Hours: Friday 3:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.