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Bay Area Backcountry Buddies Message Board › Used ski equipment

Used ski equipment

A former member
Post #: 34
What are the good local places to shop for used gear?

I'm not seeing much on craiglist.

-Joe
A former member
Post #: 1
There are a bunch of ski swaps coming up where people are ready to deal:

(some of the exact dates may be different, but they fall around the same time every year)
http://www.skibac.org...­


SEPTEMBER

9/25 (last Sa in Sep) 8th Annual Bear Valley Ski Club Ski Sale & Swap; Meadowmont Shopping Center (Big Trees Market) parking lot - southeast corner, 2182 Highway 4, Arnold, CA; Sa 9am-4pm Bill Deuell (209) 795-5214 or (209) 573-07654 whd2923@goldrush.com www.bearvalleyskiclub.com


OCTOBER

10/23 (usually 4th Sa in Oct) 48th Annual North Tahoe Ski Swap (aka Tahoe Ski Swap); North Tahoe Middle & High School Gyms, 2945 Polaris Rd, Tahoe City, CA; Sa 9am-3pm, $1 adults/50c children 6-12. (530) 581-7050 x4344 d2driller@hotmail.com www.tahoeticker.com/Community-Post/Get-y­our-ski-swap-on http://apps.sierrasun...­ http://nths.ttusd.org...­ 17,000 items

10/23 (usually 4th Su in Oct) 46th Annual Sac State Ski Swap; CSUS (California State University Sacramento) Student Union Ballroom, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA; Su 9am-3:30pm; $20 early bird admission at 9 am, $10 adults at 10 am/$5 high school & college students/age 10 and under free. www.sacstatesnow.com/ski-swap www.sacstatesnow.com

10/23-24 (usually 4th weekend in Oct) 46th Annual Marin Ski & Snowboard Swap (aka Marin Ski Swap); Demo Sport, 1101 Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, CA; Sa Su 9am-4pm, FREE admission. Contact: Demo Sport in San Rafael (415) 454-3500 www.demosport.com/pages/marin-ski-swap www.demosport.com over 2,000 new & used items

PYI (usually 1st Sa in Oct) 27th Annual Novato Ski Swap; Hill Gym at Hill Middle School, 720 Diablo Ave, Novato, CA; Sa 9am-5pm; $2 adults/kids under 12 free. Contact: Old Town Sports in Novato (415) 892-0577 City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services (415) 899-8200 or http://www.ci.novato....­ see Activities Guide, select Community Calendar & Special events, Parks & Recreation Calendar


NOVEMBER
11/5-7 (1st weekend in Nov) 16th Annual Mel Cotton's Annual Resort Days 2010; Mel Cotton's Sporting Goods, 1266 W. San Carlos, San Jose, CA; Fr 12-9pm, Sa 10am-9pm, Su 10am-7pm. (408) 287-5994 www.melcottons.com

11/6 (1st Sa in Nov) 28th Annual Truckee Ski Swap; Truckee Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA; Sa 11am-4pm; $2 adults (ages 13 and up). (530) 582-7720 www.tdrpd.com see Special Events section of online brochure

11/6-7 (1st weekend in Nov) 3rd Annual SnowBomb San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival; Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 99 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA; Sa 11am-8pm, Su 11am-6pm; general entry $15 by Oct 15/$20 thereafter; VIP general entry + tastings 1 day $30 by Oct 15/$40 thereafter. All ticket purchases include FREE 3 Central Sierra resort lift tickets with holiday blackouts/other restrictions, 2 for 1 lift ticket vouchers & other discounts plus free subscriptions to Freeskier & Snowboard magazines. $1 million winter sports sale up to 70% off, interactive resort/ industry/ entertainment/ travel exhibits, Jobs in Tahoe Fair, Sa wine expo, Su brew expo, rail jam, BMX pros stunt show. 530-581-0553 www.sfskifest.com

11/6-7 (1st weekend in Nov) 32nd Annual San Ramon Valley High School Ski & Snowboard Swap (aka San Ramon Ski Swap); San Ramon Valley High School, 140 Love Lane, Danville, CA; Sa 10am-4pm, Su 10am-4pm; $5 adults/children under 15 free with an adult. Contact: Sandy Garcia 925-785-2321 srvswap@aol.com http://www.skiandsnow...­ over 2,000 attendees expected

11/6-7 (1st weekend in Nov) 21st Annual Sonoma County Winter Ski Fest (aka Santa Rosa Ski Swap); Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa across from fairgrounds; Sa 8am-4pm, Su 10am-2pm; $4 adults (ages 16 and over). Contact: Santa Rosa Ski & Sports (707) 578-4754 www.santarosaskiandsports.com/site/index­.php?option=com_content&view=frontpa­ge&Itemid=18 www.santarosaskiandsports.com 10,000 attendees expected

11/6-7 (1st weekend in Nov) Helm of Sun Valley (San Jose) Annual Winter Kickoff Event Sale, 1111 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA; Sa Su 9am-6pm. (408) 996-7669 www.helmofsunvalley.com

11/12-14 (2nd weekend in Nov) 30th Annual UNR Ski Swap (aka University Nevada Reno Ski Swap); Reno-Sparks Live Stock Events Center Exhibit Hall, Washoe County Fairgrounds, 1350 North Wells Ave, Reno, NV; Fr 6pm-10pm, Sa 10am-8pm, Su 10am-3pm; Fr $12 adult/$6 children 6-12, Sa & Su $7 adult/$4 children 6-12. Greg Mason (775) 825-6555 greg@gmaa.com www.unrskiswap.com www.visitrenotahoe.com/meetings-conventi­ons/facilities/reno-livestock-events-cen­ter/calendar over 15,000 new & used items

11/13-14 (2nd weekend in Nov) 2nd Annual SnowBomb Silicon Valley Ski & Snowboard Festival; Santa Clara Convention Center, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA; Sa 11am-8pm, Su 11am-6pm; general entry $15 by Oct 15/$20 thereafter; VIP general entry + tastings 1 day $30 by Oct 15/$40 thereafter. All ticket purchases include FREE 3 Central Sierra resort lift tickets with holiday blackouts/other restrictions, 2 for 1 lift ticket vouchers & other discounts plus free subscriptions to Freeskier & Snowboard magazines. $1 million winter sports sale up to 70% off, interactive resort/ industry/ entertainment/ travel exhibits, Jobs in Tahoe Fair, Sa wine expo, Su brew expo, rail jam, BMX pros stunt show. 530-581-0553 www.sfskifest.com

etc.
A former member
Post #: 6
Great question Joe - I was wondering the same thing...glad you posted it here...probably more folks wondering too.
THANKS for all the detailed info Hamish!!! Lots to choose from!
David
davidn3794
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 3
What are you looking for? I have a few things I've been meaning to get rid of...

If you're willing to wait until you make it up to Tahoe, check out this place: http://9livestahoe.co...­
A former member
Post #: 35
I'm looking for rocker powder skis, or maybe a decent set of all terrain. I'm not sure frankly.
Stephanie
cowtownrunner51
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 45
The locals in Tahoe know their gear. They recycle their used gear at Backcountry, a shop in Truckee that sells used powder jackets, skis, and snowboards. If you're an average guy, looking for a sweet set up, this is worth checking out. Besides the fact that the combined wisdom in that store makes the trip worth it.
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