Is it too early to talk about the weekend? No. Monday is the best time to think about the weekend. And, if you’re looking to get away from Denver and pick up some ski and snowboard deals to boot, the 29th annual Winter Park Competition Center Ski & Snowboard Swap takes place this Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-9 p.m., and this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
The swap will be held at West Portal Station at the base of Winter Park Resort and will feature individuals and vendors selling last year’s stock with savings of up to 75 percent.
The ski swap is open to the public, but includes a Friday entry fee of $5 per person or $10 for a family. There is no Saturday entry fee, but Winter Park says that those looking for the best deals on the best equipment are encouraged to attend Friday because that’s when the selection will be at its peak.
The swap will feature skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, and apparel, including outerwear jackets, pants, hats, gloves, socks, and more, for children and adults.
If you’re looking to sell your “gently used” equipment and apparel, all brands are welcome, but items must be dropped off at West Portal Station between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. on Friday, with 20 percent of all individual sales retained by the Winter Park Competition Center. Individual sale forms can be downloaded at www.winterparkresort.com under the Events tab.
Winter Park’s Competition Center offers season-long competitive youth and adult programs in Alpine, Freestyle Moguls, Freeski Big Mountain, Freeski Park & Pipe, Snowboard-All Mountain, Snowboard-Park & Pipe, and All-Terrain Skiing. The Comp Center will offer information sessions for new, prospective, and returning members on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the following times:
12:30 p.m., General Comp Center orientation for new families
1 p.m., ATP development program
1:30 p.m., All terrain ski programs (ATP & telemark)
2 p.m., Alpine programs
2:30 p.m., Snowboard programs (park + pipe, all mountain)
3 p.m., Freeski: park + pipe programs
3:30 p.m., Freeski: big mountain programs
4 p.m., Freestyle RQS & competitive programs
4:30 p.m., Freestyle Devo program
For more information on the 29th annual Ski and Snowboard Swap at Winter Park Resort, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-726-1590.