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Declutter or score new-to-you gear at the Ski Swap

In the market for new board bindings? Check out the Ski Swap on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5, at Expo Idaho.
In the market for new board bindings? Check out the Ski Swap on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5, at Expo Idaho. Burton Snowboards

The annual Ski Swap is this weekend, which means that ‘winter is coming’!

Exciting news for all you ski bums. But for those of us whose only love for snow is Jon Snow, not so much.

At any rate, winter sport enthusiasts will want to get in on this — whether you are looking to get rid of equipment that hasn’t seen powder action in years or interested in buying without fainting from sticker shock.

The 67th annual Ski Swap is from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City.

Sellers can check in used equipment during specific hours on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4. If items sell during the swap, the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation will take a 25-percent commission and mail you a check for the remaining 75 percent. Not bad if the only thing you are collecting on that old equipment is dust.

Those looking to scout the swap pay a $5 admission on Friday, and $3 on Saturday and Sunday. Or get in free on Sunday with a canned food donation for the Boise Rescue Mission, which helps the homeless through shelter and addiction recovery programs throughout the Treasure Valley.

The Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation is a nonprofit youth sports organization for athletes who want to compete in alpine ski racing, freeride skiing and snowboarding. Go to bbsef.org for seller details.

To date, DFTH has helped over 85,000 patients and provided over $17 million in dental care.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451

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