LUDLOW, Vt. – The annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School will be held this year from Nov. 16-18. The swap is the place to gear up for the winter with new and used gear at great prices. You will find everything you need to get out on the hill this season – skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, outerwear, and more! The best part about it is that all proceeds go to benefit the Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow, Vt. The swap takes place in the Main Base Lodge of Okemo Mountain.
Operating hours of the Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap are Friday, Nov. 16, 4-7 p.m. with a 3-4 p.m. early buy hour; Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Also, if you are interested in selling your used gear, you can sell it on consignment at the swap. Twenty-five percent of the selling price goes to Okemo Mountain School and the remainder you will receive in a check about three weeks after the swap. You may also choose just to donate your equipment; all donations are tax-deductible.
All gear must be dropped off on the following days and may not be brought to the swap during sale hours. Equipment drop-off is at the Sitting Bull Restaurant at the Main Base of Okemo Mountain. Please use slope-side entrance near First Aid. Equipment drop-off dates and times are Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Okemo Mountain School is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes. Student-athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study. Okemo Mountain School relies heavily on fundraisers like the swap to help keep tuition affordable. Come to the swap and gear up for the winter while supporting a great cause!