Chance to update equipment at ski swap

The Red Mountain Racers are having their annual Ski Swap next week.

Time to update that dusty neon ski suit and those floppy, ski-shaped slats of wood, because the Red Mountain Racers are having their annual Ski Swap next week.

The swap is the Red Mountain Racers’ biggest fundraising event.

The event features used ski equipment for sale as well as new things from shops throughout the region.

“We have shops from Nelson, Trail, and Fernie that come and sell stuff as well,” says

Christine Andison, who helps co-ordinate the event. “It’s a great way to get gear at a great price, whether it’s used or brand new. It’s a great way to get outfitted for sure.”

The swap happens every year and Andison estimates it’s been going on for 40 years now.

“It’s certainly a well-established event,” she says.

“Last year, the event raised around $10,000.”

That was the portion the Racers’ collected, which is only a part of the sales.

“In our two hours of selling last year we sold over $64,000 in merchandise,” she says. “There’s a lot of merchandise moving.”

Andison says the swap is a great way, especially for families, to get gear at a reasonable price.

“Kids stuff goes very quickly, which is why there’s often a line up at the door,” she adds.

Another thing they always have at the event is the ability to get your picture done for season passes at Red Resort.

“You can also sign your kids up for racer programs later in the season and ask the coaches any questions you may have,” she says. “It’s a good place to do that.”

Linda Schulze, with the Red Mountain Racers, agreed that it’s a great day to sign up for the program.

“We will be taking Nancy Greene registration,” Schulze said, for both new and returning skiers.

The program is for ages five and up who are able to get on the Red chair lift by themselves.

Schulz said the program is not about competition.

“It’s to develop a kids enjoyment of racing.weve got excellent,” she said.

Back to the swap, Schulz said it is ski and snowboard winter gear only, and includes everything; helmets, boots and ski wear.

There will be also be a concession at the swap.

They are also still looking for volunteers. For more info or to volunteer call Stephanie Robinson at 362-7736 or Linda Schulze 362-3343.

The swap is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Trail Fieldhouse, near J.L. Crowe Secondary.

Gear check-in to sell is from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

 

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