October 13, 2013 in Outdoors

Out & About: Good deals available on used gear at swaps

By The Spokesman-Review
Photos by DAN PELLE photo

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.
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OUTDEAL – Snow’s falling in the high country, a sure sign that used gear will be coming out of closets for great deals at annual ski- and winter-gear swaps.

The following fundraisers help raise money for area ski patrols:

49 Degrees North Ski Patrol Ski Swap, Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Register items for sale 6-8 p.m. Friday and 6-9 a.m. Saturday.

Info: ski49n.com.

Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap (49th annual event) at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane Valley, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 27. Register items for sale from 3-8 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Info: mssp.org.

Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain ski patrols’ Winter Swap, Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 2. Register items 3-8 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Info: winterswap.org.

Fitness Fanatics Nordic Ski Sale and Swap specializing in cross-country gear at store, 12425 E. Trent Ave. starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2. Register items to sell before 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Info: fitfanatics.com.

Schweitzer Alpine Racing School Ski Swap at Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 9. Bring items to sell noon-7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Info: sars.net.

Miller’s latest flick: ‘Ticket to Ride’

OUTSKI – The fall rite of whiteness is on its way to Spokane: Warren Miller’s 64th annual ski and snowboard film, “Ticket to Ride.”

See the world’s best skiers perform in far-flung destinations Oct. 25, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Get tickets for the film at the Bing, REI or TicketsWest.com.

Biker goes TransAm

OUTPEDAL – Garry Kehr of the Spokane Bicycle Club will present a program on his self-supported bicycle tour across the USA Monday, 6:30 p.m., at the Riverview Retirement Center.

Directions: spokanebicycleclub.org.

Lead ammo banned

OUTLAW – Nonlead ammunition will be required for hunting in California by 2019. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law Friday, making state the first in the nation to ban lead ammo because of health threats to animals and humans who consume lead-shot meat.

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