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39th Annual Ski Swap

Discounted prices from the area’s leading ski shops. Drop off items to sell Friday October 20, 5:30pm to 9pm only.

2018 Snow Snake Ski Swap Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What time do the ski swap sales start?

·         Sales start at 8 am Saturday morning October 20th, and end at 2 PM in the afternoon at the Greater Midland Community Center

What kind of equipment is sold at the ski swap?

·         Equipment  that is typically sold at the swap includes, skis, ski boots, snow boards, snowboard boots, poles, cross country skis and boots, helmets, goggles, winter jackets and pants. 

Is the equipment for sale new or used? 

·         There is both new and used equipment for sale.  Much of the used equipment is from the public who has equipment that they are not using any more, or have outgrown.  Local ski shops also bring both new and used equipment to sell.  The shop equipment may be last year’s inventory that has not yet sold, or it may be used equipment from the shops demo or trade in programs.

Does the swap accept credit cards for purchases?

·         No, the swap does not accept credit cards.  Cash or checks are accepted for payment.  There is an ATM located in the community center lobby.

Will anybody be available to help with selecting or sizing equipment?

·         Ski patrol members and representatives from the ski shops will be available to help with questions and fitting equipment.

What time can I bring in equipment to sell?

·         Equipment can be brought into the community center on Friday October 19th from 5:30 to 9 PM only.  We are no longer accepting equipment Saturday morning.  Please have the equipment components/pairs connected together with string or tape.  You will need to fill out a tag provided by the Ski Patrol that includes a description of the equipment, size of equipment, your name, contact information, and the price of the equipment.  You will get a copy of the tag to later reclaim unsold equipment or funds. 

When can I pick up unsold equipment or proceeds from equipment that was sold?

·         The equipment or sales proceeds must be picked up on Saturday afternoon October 21st from 3 PM to 5 PM.  You must bring your copy of the tag that was completed for the equipment to collect sales funds or the equipment.  Note that any unsold equipment not picked up on Saturday by 5 PM will be considered a donation to the Ski Patrol.  Also note that the Ski Patrol retains a 15% commission of the sales proceeds that is used to offset the costs of operating the ski swap, and provide financial support to the Ski Patrol.

What if I cannot return in the afternoon to pick up the equipment or proceeds?

·         You can arrange to have somebody else pick up the equipment or funds by giving them your claim ticket.  Equipment or funds must be picked up by 5 PM Saturday or they will be forfeited, as we have no means for storing equipment and we must close out the financial accounting. 

What happens to the 15% of the sales proceeds that go to the Ski Patrol?

·         The 15% commission of the sales proceeds is used to offset the costs of operating the ski swap (facility rental, materials, advertising, etc.), with the balance providing financial support to the Snow Snake ski patrol.  The Ski patrol is a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes snow sports safety, along with providing emergency medical assistance and transport on the ski hill.  Proceeds are used to purchase safety and medical equipment for the patrol, along with helping defray costs associated with training materials, equipment, and patroller annual certifications.

Can I just donate equipment I have no use for?

·         Yes, equipment that is donated will be sold with the entire proceeds going to the ski patrol

Question can be directed to Jim McIntyre at 989 600 0587 or


Earlier Event: October 19
Red Cross Lifeguard Class
Later Event: October 20
Sweetest Day Couples Climb