Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman, MT
Buy & sell winter gear. 10,000+ items. Alpine, Nordic, snowboarding, backcountry & more.
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October 7 until 5pm on Oct 31: Preferred window for registering your consignment items online. $1 per item. (After this, it increases to $3 per item, and you still must register items online.)
November 3: 10 am - 7 pm: Consignment Dropoff (a.k.a. ski drop-off). (Computers will be available to register any late items; expect a line for this.) Bring cash to pay your consignment item fees.
November 4: 10 am - 6 pm: Sale! Come buy skis, boards, boots, outdoor clothing, and more. Ski waxing available (see below).
November 5: 10 am - 2 pm: Sale!
2 pm - 5 pm: Unsold Item Pick-up.
Admission: $5 on Saturday. $2 on Sunday. (Children 12 & under are free.) Free admission after noon on Sunday!
Consignment fee: $1 per item through October 31at 5pm, and $3 per item after that. All items must be registered online.
8 to 10 am. We'll be hosting a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Ski Swap on Saturday morning. Your admission fee? A Community Nordic Trails Pass. The BSF crew will be flipping flapjacks for anyone who wants to help keep 70+km of trails groomed. Trail pass holders also get an early entrance into the Ski Swap at 9 am.
Saturday: Drop off your Nordic or Alpine skis at the BSF tent outside of the checkout area. The skilled waxers of the BSF Nordic Pro Team will get them ready for winter. Then, pick up your equipment, waxed and ready to go, from 4 to 6 p.m.
$30 for Nordic (xc) ski wax
$35 for Alpine ski wax
All proceeds from waxing support the BSF Nordic Pro Team.
All consigned items must be registered online.
Oct 7 - 31 Preferred window: Enter your items online before Tuesday, October 31 at 5 pm. $1 fee per item. BSF will have your pre-printed tags ready for you at check-in on Friday, Nov 3.
After 5pm on Oct 31, price increases to $3 per item. You will pay all item fees at dropoff; cash only.
The new online system: Register as a seller. Add your items. (Check "discount" if you'd like an item discounted by 50% on day 2 of the sale.) No need to print any tags; we'll print them for you.
*Computers will be available at dropoff on November 3 for any late registrations, but expect a wait. We urge you to go online before November 1!
We only accept consignment items 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.
Registered items: just pick up your pre-printed tags at check in and drop off your gear.
Any items not pre-registered: You will need to use an on-site computer or your phone to register and get your tags printed. $3 fee per item.
You do NOT need to be a BSF member to consign items in the swap.
If an item sells, a 20% consignment fee goes to Bridger Ski Foundation. You will receive a check in the mail for the rest. (It typically takes a few weeks to finish processing all payments; it's a big job!)
*Bridger Ski Foundation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Shop till you drop Saturday and Sunday.
10 am - 6 p.m. Saturday
10 am - 2 p.m. Sunday
Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted at checkout (3% credit card fee added). CASH ONLY for the entry fee.
$5 entry fee Saturday
$2 entry fee Sunday
Children 12 & under free.
BSF members & Community Nordic Trail Pass holders get in free.
Entry after noon on Sunday is free.
*Purchase a BSF membership.
*Or purchase a Community Nordic Trails Pass.
*BSF Members & Trail Pass Holders only: sign up for a volunteer shift to get into the sale extra, extra early.
Volunteers: 8 a.m. entry
BSF members & Trail Pass Holders: 9 a.m. entry
You can log in to your account and check to see if your items sold. You must pick up your unsold items between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Fairgrounds. Any items left unclaimed by 5pm on Sunday, November 5, 2023 are permanently retained by Bridger Ski Foundation and may be donated to local nonprofits in need or kept for resale next year.
*Clean up your items. They will sell better.
*Note the size, color, and brand.
*Know what price to list your items at.
*Take your time filling out item descriptions/details as you enter them into the system.
*Take advantage of the option to discount the item's price on the second day of the sale. This discount is a flat 50% discount.
*Give yourself plenty of time to get through drop off. (And thank our amazing volunteers who make this happen.)
BSF Members & Community Nordic Trail Pass holders may sign up to volunteer at the Ski Swap. Volunteers must have a current 2023-24 BSF membership or 2023-24 Trails Pass. Volunteers will be allowed to shop the Ski Swap two hours before the general public. NOTE: BSF memberships & passes will be verified for all volunteers. Please save us the hassle of chasing you down, and be sure that you've already renewed membership or purchased a pass for the 2023-24 season.