Sacramento State’s annual Ski Swap – anticipated by snow-sports enthusiasts throughout the region – is coming up Sunday, Oct. 20, in the University Union Ballroom. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with early-bird entry at 9 a.m.
General admission is $10; early-bird shoppers pay $20. Admission is $5 for Sacramento State students and anyone 65 or older. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are sold at the door, and parking is free in Parking Structure II on State University Drive East. Discover, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for purchases.
The Ski Swap is believed to be the largest college fundraiser in Northern California, attracting hundreds of Sacramento-area skiers and snowboarders who are looking for bargains on seasonal gear.
Sac State’s Ski and Snowboard Club, which launched the swap in 1965, offers 30 percent to 50 percent discounts on last season’s inventory from area retailers Ground Zero, 4 Seasons, Hughes Ski Hut, Nor-Ski, Sports Cove and Land Park Ski & Sports. Most of the equipment is new.
The Ski Swap is also a great opportunity to buy and sell used gear. Anyone wishing to sell equipment on consignment can drop it off anytime from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, outside the University Union Ballroom. Club members will recommend pricing. The consignment fee is 10 percent of the sales price and is collected at the time of drop-off. The fee is nonrefundable, even for unsold gear.
The following items will be accepted on consignment: skis (but no straight skis), snowboards, ski and snowboard boots, and antique or unique items, such as old wooden skis suitable for decoration, snowshoes and cross-country skis. Clothing and any loose items, such as bindings and hardware, will not be accepted.
Unsold equipment and cash for sold items must be picked up from 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Anything not retrieved by 6 will be considered a donation to the Sac State Ski and Snowboard Club.
The Ski Swap helps to fund the club’s annual ski and snowboard trip.