Forecasters are predicting a snowy winter. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, check out these winter sports swaps for clothing and gear at bargain prices.
The Mount Southington ski swap on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 offers deals on gently-used current ski and snowboarding gear. (If you want to sell equipment, drop it off Wednesday, Oct. 24 , from noon to 8 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.) Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payment is by cash, check, Mastercard or Visa. Information: 860-628-0954 or www.mountsouthington.com.
Sundown Ski Patrol holds a ski swap on Nov. 2, 3 and 4 at Ski Sundown Lodge in New Hartford. Attendees can sell used snow-sports equipment and clothing (items must meet DIN safety standards) and/or purchase new and used merchandise. Swap hours are Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale can be dropped off on Nov. 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No drop-offs Sunday. Payment is by cash or check only; no credit or debit cards accepted. Information: 860-379-7669 or www.skisundownnsp.org.
Glastonbury High School Ski & Ride Club holds a sale and swap on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. Merchandise includes new and used equipment, clothing and accessories. (Drop off items for sale on Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Glastonbury High cafeteria.) The school is at 330 Hubbard St. Payment is by cash or check only. Information: 860-652-7200, ext. 52325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Danbury Ski Club is holding a ski swap on Nov. 23, 24 and 25 and Dec. 1 and 2 at Ski Haus, 162 Danbury Road in New Milford. Good condition, current ski and snowboarding equipment and clothing can be dropped off during the first three days of the sale. (There is a seller’s fee of $1 an item. Sellers get 80 percent of the selling price, and 20 percent goes to the Danbury Ski Club.) Swap hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 860-355-2001, www.skihaus.com or www.danburyski.com.
Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vt., holds an annual ski swap that draws skiers from throughout New England. (The ski area is a 2 1/2-hour drive from Hartford.) This year’s event – Nov. 16, 17 and 18 – features new and used ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories at bargain prices. (Drop off is Nov. 10, 11, and 14.) Information and hours: 802-228-1513 or www.okemo.com.
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