SKI SWAP OCT 8-9, 2022

Madi Crushing

Team Afton takes on the SWAP!

The Afton Alps Ski Swap returns OCTOBER 8th and 9th, 2022. We are proud to announce the SWAP is back - and Team Afton is leading the charge. Our non-profit, purpose focused, highly motivated team has been asked to run the SWAP - returning to our roots of the early 2000s.

Join us for this fantastic opportunity and take in the Afton Alps Fall-into-Winter festival at the same time. We welcome several shop-vendors and ski reps, along with a long-accumulated garage full of stuff - YES, we're talking about your garage/basement, that needs some weeding out!

READY TO BEGIN?! - register for a free account, login and start entering your items! Click here to get started! (BE SURE TO READ BELOW)

THE PROCESS: IT'S NEW!

This year, we're super excited to offer an online, mark-your-equipment-at-home and bring it in system. Utilizing the state-of-the-art consignment technology from My Consignment Manager (MyCM), follow our detailed guide to get your gear ready - starting now!

You will enter all of your items at home and then all you have to do is drop them off during one of our designated times drop-off times.  We charge a $2 fee per item (up to 10 items, over 10 no additional fee) to be listed and if it sells you receive 77% of the price. 23% goes to Team Afton. Click here for detailed instructions! 

ABOUT THE SWAP - FAQ

When is the sale? 

Saturday, October 8th from 11am to 8pm 

Sunday, October 9th from 11am to 5pm

What kind of items will I find at the SWAP?

New and used ski and snowboard equipment, accessories, winter apparel, and outerwear for adults and children. This includes all types and sizes of skis (race, twin tips, all-mountain, powder), bindings, ski boots and poles. Snowboards, bindings, and boots.  Helmets, goggles, ski clothing, jackets, ski pants, parkas, speed suits, outerwear and more! 

Sellers have the option to discount their items on Sunday! You could save an extra 25%

What brands will you have? 

Our inventory will vary because many items are used. However we do have a variety of dealers participating as well. The brands are really too numerous to list but in the past have included: Columbia, Patagonia, Spyder, Descente, The North Face, Mountain Hardware, Oakley, Burton, Merrell, and Marker. Atomic, Rossignol, Fischer, K2, Head, Nordica, Dynastar, Blizzard, Elan, Hart, Kastle, Salomon, Volkl, Lange, Tecnica, Tyrolia, Marker and Look for alpine ski equipment. Burton, K2, Ride, Lib Tech, Gnu, CAPiTA, Forum, DC, Rome, and Rossignol for snowboard equipment.

Who sells items at the sale? 

Individuals can also sell their used, outgrown or no longer needed ski and snowboard equipment for sale on consignment. We have also partnered with several leading retail ski and snowboard shops and dealerships to participate in the swap and have new or gently used items at incredible discounts.  

Our dealers include:

Hoigaard’s | Wayne's | Fitzharris | Hi Tempo | Joe’s Sporting Goods

What payment methods do you accept? 

We accept cash and credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover. We will accept cash but will NOT accept personal checks.

SELLING AT SWAP - FAQ

When is the sale? 

Saturday, October 8th from 11am to 8pm 

Sunday, October 9th from 11am to 5pm

How do I sell my items?

Beginning September 1st - You will register for a free account, login and start entering your items! Click here to get started!

How much is it to sell my items at SWAP?

There is a $2 fee per item (up to 10 items, over 10 no additional fee) to be listed which is due at the time of drop off.  When your item(s) sells you receive 77% of the price. 23% goes to Team Afton.

When can I drop off my items? 

You do not need to select a specific time to drop of items. You can come any time during our times listed below:

Sunday, October 2nd from 4pm to 8pm 

Wednesday, October 5th from 3-7pm

Thursday, October 6th from 3-7pm

Friday, October 7th from 2-5:30pm

Does equipment have to meet certain standards? 

Yes. Equipment must meet minimum acceptable standards set by the Team Afton SWAP Committee.  In short, very old skis will not sell and are not likely to have the bindings indemnified.  Manufacturers will not stand behind indemnified bindings and ski shops will probably refuse to work on them.  There is a partial list here of indemnified bindings.

Equipment found to be damaged or in bad repair may be removed from the sale. Clothing must be clean and in good condition. We reserve the right to reject any unsafe, broken or outdated items.

How do I know if my item(s) sold? 

You can track your sales via your MyCM account. Check your account after 5pm on Sunday. If all of your items have sold we will mail a check to you at the address you used for your MyCM account. If you have items that did not sell you will need to return to Afton Alps during pick up times TBD on Sunday evening and/or Monday. Any items not picked up by 8pm on Monday will be donated.

What if I can’t pick up my items?

Any items not picked up by 8pm on Monday will be donated. 

How should I price my items?

HERE IS A GENERAL PRICING GUIDE.

We can not offer in-person pricing at the time of drop off, however if you have specific questions you can email us with details (include a picture of item/defects) and we will help the best we can! clubadmin@teamafton.com 

Our goal is to sell your item at a price you’re comfortable with. Some people are selling to declutter and are less concerned with price, while others are upgrading equipment and want a fair price for their good used equipment. We want to help you find the price that works for you.

With that in mind, here are some general guidelines:

  • Most shoppers at our swap are looking for a great deal. They may not necessarily be looking for equipment, but they are stopping by to see what's available. They may only buy if something really jumps out at them.
  • We sell lots of junior skis. Ski and Snowboard equipment for children around age 12 and under is plentiful, both new and used. It’s not uncommon to see used boots for $25 and skis/boars for $50 or less for this age group.
  • Adult equipment that is not high end is worth about half its new cost if it is in good shape and not more than 5 years old.
  • Adult equipment that is more than 7 years old, or is in poor condition, will not sell unless priced very aggressively. Think under $50. We do ask that if your equipment is broken in any way that you do not place it for sale.
  • True racing skis and poles are generally popular due to many club racers, high school racers and adult league racers. A race ski in good condition that is reasonably new can go for up to 75% of its original price. Of course, the best deals will sell fast, but as the sale progresses, the supply dwindles but the demand is still there.
  • Used Clothing & Jackets have to be priced very aggressively. The only exception is for GS racing suits which can be sold for $100+ if in good shape and within 3 years old.
  • Helmets may be placed for sale if they’re not damaged. A generic snowsports helmet should be priced under $20 if it is in good shape. A racing helmet that is in good shape can be priced around $50+. (Race helmets may need to be FIS compliant)
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