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Get geared up for winter at Great Ski Swap

Pete FowlerPost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

People may find good deals on most anything and everything to do with winter snow sports Saturday.Sunlight’s Ski Club and Volunteer Ski Patrol are coordinating this year’s Great Ski and Sports Swap.”It’s a collection of individuals and vendors selling ski and related snow sports equipment,” said Bob Lockard of the Sunlight Ski Club. “A lot of this stuff is just a super-good deal.”The first swap began in 1972 when patrollers and ski racer families got together to sell used equipment. Over the years, retail businesses took an interest and saw the swap as a good way to unload last year’s equipment at a discount.Lockard said about 10 or 15 vendors are expected to attend in addition to individuals offering used equipment. Vendors also will sell brand new equipment that wasn’t sold last year.”You can bring your kid and buy equipment at this swap cheaper than a season rental,” Lockard said.People who want to sell their gear need to check it in Friday between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Orrison Distributing Warehouse. There’s a $1 fee to sell items and a $1 admission fee for Saturday’s sale. The ski club and ski patrol splits 20 percent of the profits. Lockard said the proceeds are the only way the organizations can survive.”It’s a great way to support the racing and the ski patrol up at sunlight,” he said.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611 pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO Great Ski and Sports SwapWhat: A sale of used winter sports equipment and unused models of equipment from previous years. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Sunlight Ski Club and Volunteer Ski Patrol.Where: The Orrison Distributing Warehouse three miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82.When: The swap is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. People who want to sell equipment must check it in at the warehouse on Friday between 6 and 8 p.m.Cost: $1 admission and $1 to sell equipment.Contact Bob Lockard at 618-2101 for more information.

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