It’s not too late to find Utah ski swaps and bargains if you know where to look

From Logan to St. George, there are events on the calendar into December

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Whether you're looking for something new or trying to unload some of your lightly used gear, there are ski swap options available for Utah skiers and snowboarders as late as December.

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Whether it’s skis, poles, boots, goggles, snowboards, clothing or something else, there are still plenty of ski swaps available for those in search of bargains.

“Some people have young kids who are growing like bean sprouts and they’re just needing the next step up,” says Pete Stoughton of the Park City Ski Swap. Meanwhile, some riders have their eyes on some “new, hot” item that they saw and now want to sell their gear for cash to put toward something new.

Whatever the case may be, there’s a swap out there for you.

Most local ski swaps feature somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 items and give buyers an opportunity to get older models at a reasonable price. “They are a great, local, small community to buy and sell items,” Stoughton says.

Bigger events, like the Park City swap is “that, plus about 25,000 other items,” he adds. “Local vendors bring in last year’s models and the Park City community. You have really good items that are slightly used.”

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To get the best deals, make sure you’ve done your research before you arrive, know what you’re looking for and what you’re willing to spend — and make sure to get there early.

Park City Ski Swap

November 5-7

The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse

1388 Center Dr., Park City

The long-standing ski community tradition in Park City is back after being interrupted last year due to COVID-19 concerns. This will be the 49th ski swap and tickets are $15 on Friday (8 p.m.-1 a.m.), $10 on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and $5 on Sunday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Equipment dropoff is Nov. 1-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Jans and Cole Sport on Park Avenue.

Beaver Mountain Ski Swap

November 11-13

99 West Center St., Logan

Presented by the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol, admission is free and equipment will be dropped off during sale hours on both Thursday and Friday. At the site formerly known as the Stork Landing Building, hours on Thursday are from noon-4 p.m., from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday. The swap runs from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

Ogden Ski Swap

November 12-13

Weber County Fairgrounds

1000 N 1200 W, Ogden

It’s a $7 admission fee on Friday night for ages 14 and older, but there’s no entrance fee on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Utah Food Bank. Hours are 5-9 p.m. on November 12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Utah Valley Ski Swap

November 19-20

The Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point

2975 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

A portion of the $7 admission fee on the first day goes to the Utah Food Bank. The swap is free to attend on Saturday. Hours on Friday are from 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. with consignment dropoff from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. On Saturday, the swap runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. George Ski Swap

December 3-4

Harmony Building, Washington County Fairgrounds

5500 W 700 S, Hurricane

Down south, it’s a Friday-Saturday event to start off the last month of the year. Admission is $10 (ages 14-plus) on Friday (5-9 p.m.) while it’s no charge on Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Equipment check-in is Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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