Ski Swap returns to fairgrounds in celebration of golden jubilee
Ahead of its milestone pre-season event, Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) will present a Chili Feed on Tuesday, October 17th at Lindley Center, 1102 E Curtiss St., from 6–8pm. All BSF members, families, sponsors, and partners are invited to this annual event. In honor of BFS volunteers and supporters, chili feed attendees will be fed dinner and given first dibs on volunteer slots at the Annual Ski Swap. This is an open house format, so drop by anytime. Please note: interested individuals need a 2017-2018 BSF membership in order to sign up for a Ski Swap volunteer spot. Ski Swap volunteers get in extra early on the first day of the event! And speaking of the big event… Bridger Ski Foundation’s 50th Annual Ski Swap is set for Friday through Sunday, November 3rd–5th at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Buy and sell skis, snowboards, boots, outdoor gear, clothing, and more!
The weekend sale will feature thousands of items and great deals. Here’s a look at the weekend’s schedule of events. Consignment Check-in, or ski drop-off, will take place from 10am–7pm on Friday, Nov. 3rd. There is a $1 per item fee to check in items for consignment. CASH ONLY. BSF will provide consignment tags and paperwork. You do NOT need to be a BSF member to consign items in the swap. Some good tips for sellers: – Clean up your items, they’ll sell better – Note the size, color, and brand – Know what price to list your items – Take your time filling out paperwork at drop-off – Take advantage of the option to lower items’ prices on the sale second day of the sale – Give yourself plenty of time to get through check-in – Feel free to thank the amazing volunteers who make this happen every year The Ski Swap Sale will unfold Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4th and 5th.
Saturday hours are 10am–6pm, and Sunday from 10am–2pm. Expect to find tons of skis, boards, boots, outdoor clothing, and more! There is a $2 admission for non-members on Saturday, and free entry for all Sunday. Members are admitted to the Swap FREE, and EARLY on Saturday beginning at 9am. Become a BSF member. Annual memberships are only $25 for individuals, $35 for partners, and $50 for families. Plus you get all the other perks of a membership. BSF will begin updating a “sold items” list around noon on Sunday. This list will be posted on the BSF website and updated regularly. Log on and see if your items sold! A 20% consignment fee goes to BSF for every item sold. You will be mailed a check for the rest. Unsold Item Pick-up will immediately follow the main event on Sunday, Nov. 5th from 2–5pm. Any items left unclaimed by 5pm are permanently retained by BSF.
Ski Swap volunteers are needed! Interested BSF members can sign-up for a slot during the Oct. 17th Chili Feed, and by contacting (406) 587-2445 or email@example.com thereafter. Bridger Ski Foundation is a nonprofit community ski organization offering educational and competitive programs in Nordic, alpine, and freestyle/freeskiing. They also groom an incredible network of community Nordic ski trails for the Bozeman public. BSF focuses on inspiring a lifelong love of skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. Learn more about membership opportunities and these events at www.bridgerskifoundation.org. •