Don’t miss out on the Park City Ski Swaps coming up soon. Even if you don’t need skis or snowboards, there are all kinds of recreational winter items being sold – clothing, lots of miscellaneous ski gear & equipment, snowshoes and more – Good deals to be had!
Park City Snowboard Team Annual Swap
I went to this one last year on the first day and got an awesome deal on a Burton Snowboard (lightly used for $50) and some brand new boots – ThirtyTwo Focus Boa last year’s model for $60! This is not a huge swap with a ton of stuff like the big Park City Ski Swap, but I was able to find some great gear at huge discounts. Just took up snowboarding so wanted to start cheap and this was a great way to do it.
Fri Oct. 23rd Noon – 5pm
Sat Oct 24th 10am- 5pm
Sun Oct 25th 9am-2pm
$5/person, children 10 and under free, senior citizens 65 and over free.
Location: The Yard Located at 1251 Kearns Blvd (where the old Anderson Lumber used to be)
St. Lawrence Thrift Stores Annual Ski Sale
I went to this one a couple years ago. Good because there is no admission fee, but still not as much inventory as the Park City Ski Team Swap. If I remember, there were more used items than discounted new gear from sellers. Regardless, it’s worth going to since it’s free. Never know what you might find!
Friday, Nov. 6th, noon-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church 121 Park Avenue, Park City No fees, free admission.
Location: Park and Recreation Building, 90 North 100 West, Heber City – right across the street from the Thrift Store
Park City Ski Team Annual Ski Swap
I went to this one 2 years ago and found some good deals. I came on the second day and there were still tons of stuff so do not worry too much if you cannot make it the first day. There’s a lot of gear both new and used. I got some new waterproof gloves for $20, but found out they weren’t too breathable – hands were always sweating in them and cold. Waterproof yes, breathable, no. Gotta have both. Anyway, I digress, I’m guessing some of the vendors have items in surplus, last year’s models, etc.. I have found some great deals on new gear that way. But next time I will look more closely at the item details to make sure they are what I want. Sweaty hands are not what I want. Found some nice, high quality ski and snowboard socks though – yippee!
Nov. 6th, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Nov. 7th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 8th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ski team keeps 30% of the profit.
Admission is $8 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $2 on Sunday. Children under 12 are free
Location: Basin Recreation Field House in Kimball Junction – the big building you can see from I-80 just past the Park City exit – behind all the strip malls.
So mark these dates on your calendar, come out to the swaps and then enjoy the rest of the day in Park City. Still lots of things to do here in the shoulder season of winter. It’s a great time to take advantage of seasonal discounts at restaurants. I always try to sample some new eats before the winter season begins so I can find out new favorites and weed out the dislikes at a discounted price. Go hiking, mountain biking, play golf, take a ride on the alpine slide or zipline, enjoy the fall colors, come and enjoy!
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