Gear up at Okemo’s Ski and Snowboard Swap

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Used and new Ski and snowboard equipment will be available at the swap. Stock photo.

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort’s annual Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School is scheduled for Nov. 17 to 19. The swap is the place to gear up for winter with new and used equipment, clothing, and accessories at great prices. In addition to snagging some great deals, skiers and riders can feel good about proceeds from their purchases benefitting Okemo Mountain School, a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes.

The Clock Tower base lodge at Okemo Mountain Resort will be transformed into a bargain hunter’s haven, and early birds are bound to score the best deals. The sale will be open Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. From 3 to 4 p.m., will be the early-buy hour. There is an admission fee for the public, but it’s free for Okemo employees. The swap will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Skiers and riders who are interested in selling used gear can sell it on consignment at the Swap. No skis, boots, or bindings older than seven years will be accepted.

Okemo Mountain School will receive 25 percent of the selling price and a check for the remainder will go to the seller about three weeks after the swap. Donated equipment is also welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible.

No donated or consignment gear will be accepted during swap hours. All gear must be dropped off at the Sitting Bull Restaurant (via the slope side entrance near First Aid) in Okemo’s Clock Tower base lodge: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Okemo Mountain School (OMS) relies heavily on fundraisers like the annual Ski and Snowboard Swap to help keep tuition affordable. OMS athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study.

For further information, please contact Mariel Meringolo at mmeringolo@okemomountainschool.org or call 802-228-1513.

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