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Thu., Oct. 6, 2011, 7:03 a.m.

Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol gearing up for Ski Swap

Todd Crossett, of Sandpoint, loads his shopping cart with skis, boots and poles as he searches for bargains  at the 2007 Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. He was shopping for two families that included seven people. 
 (Photos by DAN PELLE / The Spokesman-Review)
Todd Crossett, of Sandpoint, loads his shopping cart with skis, boots and poles as he searches for bargains at the 2007 Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. He was shopping for two families that included seven people. (Photos by DAN PELLE / The Spokesman-Review)

 

SKIING -- Start taking inventory on what you need to acquire and swap for the ski season: The 47th annual Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski SWAP is set for Oct. 28-30.

The swap is set to expand into another bay at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center to offer more room.

Read on for more details.

The public can bring in  "experienced gear" to register for sale between 3:00pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, October 28th.

The door opens for SWAP sales Saturday morning at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.

Again on Sunday, October 30th the door opens at 9:00 am with sales until noon.

Participants can pick-up their checks (20% of the sold price will be retained by Ski Patrol) and unsold gear between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Admission to the event is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free. Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol SWAP – 2011 Page 2

Traditionally the largest event of its kind in the region it is anticipated that the SWAP will draw over 6,500 outdoor enthusiasts to buy and sell over 24,000 items.

RED TAG SUNDAY – 25% OFF

SWAP organizers are excited to announce that again this year sellers (shops and the public) will have the opportunity to "discount" pricing by 25% for selected items on Sunday. "There is always plenty of gear remaining on Sunday and a lot of it will be available at an additional 25% off," stated Steve Ellison, MSSP Director. "After the great year last year, we are hoping for a La Nina follow-up, that comes early and keeps the white stuff falling all season on Mt. Spokane."

Season Passes for Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park Available at the SWAP.

Mt. Spokane staff will once again be at the SWAP selling reduced-price season passes for individuals, families, kids, and seniors, as well as taking season pass pictures and issuing passes for those who have already purchased. Discounted pass pricing for the 2011-2012 season is only offered on location in Spokane through the last day of the SWAP, expiring on October 31st. Mt. Spokane will also be offering lesson packages, as well as reduced lift ticket packages. For more information about Mt. Spokane, visit www.mtspokane.com.

Supporting the Ski Patrol

The annual Ski Swap is the major fundraising activity for Mt. Spokane’s Ski Patrol, which is part of the National Ski Patrol Association. Funds provide for operation of the patrol facility at the mountain, purchase of medical and first aid supplies, rescue equipment and training materials. MSSP is a volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization with over 125 volunteer members.

Info: (509) 535-0102.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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