Ski swap set for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Expo Idaho

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 24, 2013 

DARIN OSWALD — Idaho Statesman file

The 63rd annual Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation's Ski Swap, which is expected to have 20,000 to 25,000 snow-sports items for sale, is considered one of the largest swaps in the Northwest.

It will be at Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., in Garden City.

Shoppers and sellers will find a new floor plan at the swap in the south and center wings of Expo Idaho.

The floor plan is designed to create a better traffic flow and make it easier for shoppers to find specific gear.

For example, all junior skis and boots will be in one area. Helmets, clothing, goggles and hats will be in another section nearby.

Snowshoes will be across from cross-country skis, and snowboards and related gear will be in one section.

The equipment check-in will be closer to the parking lot so sellers don't have to carry gear as far. Parking is free.

Representatives from the following ski areas will also be at the swap: Brundage Mountain, Bogus Basin, Soldier Mountain, Tamarack and Snow Basin (Utah). Information on the various ski areas will be available.

There also will be information on BBSEF's youth skiing programs. The ski swap is a major fundraiser for the foundation.

Admission for the third day of the event (Nov. 3) will be a canned food item for the Boise Rescue Mission. Also, sellers who don't want to pickup unsold clothing can donate it to the mission.

Here are details about the swap:

SALE HOURS (BUYERS)

Nov. 1, 5-10 p.m.

Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nov. 1, $5.

Nov. 2, $3.

Nov. 3, free with a canned food donation or $3 without a donation. There is no admission charge for children younger than 12.

SELLERS' GEAR CHECK-IN

Oct. 31, 3-9 p.m.

Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

NOTES

• Sellers can check online to see if their items have sold. Go to dirvonas.com/swapweb/public.

• If equipment sells, BBSEF takes a 25 percent commission and mails out a check for the balance.

• Sellers must pick up unsold equipment by 5 p.m., Nov. 3.

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