Events

 SKI SWAP

 November 2 & 3, 2019

GALLATIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

BOZEMAN, MT

November 1, 10 am - 7 pm: Consignment Check-in (a.k.a. ski drop-off) . . . see details below

November 2, 10 am - 6 pm: Sale! Come buy skis, boards, boots, outdoor clothing, and more. Ski waxing available (see below).

November 3, 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.)

EARLY ENTRANCE: 

8 a.m. November 2 - Ski Swap Volunteers (BSF membership needed) gain entry

9 a.m. November 2 - All BSF Members gain entry (anyone can join--$25 individual; $50 family)

ENTER TO WIN A GOLDEN TICKET


Bridger Ski Foundation is giving away 30 Golden Tickets to 30 lucky Montana kids, good for $50 towards ski equipment at the Ski Swap. Must be 18 or younger. Entry is free.

RULES: Enter October 7 - October 30, 2019. Entry is open to any school-aged child, elementary through high school, residing in Montana. Must be 18 or younger to win. Log onto www.bridgerskifoundation.org/skiswap and fill out the online form to enter.  One entry per child. A multiple entry will disqualify all your entries.

Winners will be selected at random and notified on October 31 via email. Winners can pick up their Golden Tickets at the front entrance to the 52nd Annual BSF Ski Swap on November 2 & 3.

WINNERS RECEIVE: free entry for themselves and one parent/guardian into the 2019 BSF Ski Swap and a $50 voucher that can be applied toward any purchase of youth ski and snowboarding equipment or clothing.

ENTER CONTEST

Ski Waxing Available on November 2

For a small fee, the BSF Nordic Coaches will wax your skis.

Saturday: Drop off your Nordic or Alpine skis as you leave the the checkout area of Ski Swap up until 3:00 p.m. Skilled waxers will get them ready for winter. Then, pick up your equipment, waxed and ready to go, at 406 Brewery later that day, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Not buying skis at the swap but still want a wax? Just drop them off at 406 Brewery between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.) 

Cost: Non-Flouro Tune is $20. Flouro Tune is $30.


Skis will be waxed by BSF coaches, including Nordic program director Andrew Morehouse, who, you know, spent several years waxing for the U.S. Ski Team on the World Cup!

All proceeds from waxing support a fund for BSF coaches' education. (For example, this fall, we were able to send two female coaches to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Symposium and the Women's Ski Coaching Association meeting.)

Want first dibs on sale items? 

Become a member of the Bridger Ski Foundation. Bridger Ski Foundation members get in FREE and EARLY-- 9 am on Saturday! (An annual membership costs just $25 for an individual, $35 for partners, and $50 for a family. Plus you get all the other perks of a membership.) Learn more or purchase membership here.

Members can also opt to volunteer at the swap--do this and you get in two hours early!

p.s. The line to get in at 10 a.m. is several city blocks in length. A BSF membership helps you glide to the front.

Consignment Info

DROPOFF:

We only accept consignment items 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

There is a $1 per item fee to check in items for consignment. CASH ONLY.

BSF provides consignment tags and paperwork; you are expected to fill them out completely.

You do NOT need to be a BSF member to consign items in the swap.

THE SALE

Shop till you drop Saturday and Sunday.

10 am - 6 p.m. Saturday

10 am - 2 p.m. Sunday

Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted at checkout. But bring cash for the admission fee!

$5 entry fee Saturday

$2 entry fee Sunday

Children 12 & under free.

BSF members free.

UNSOLD ITEMS & PICKUP

BSF will begin updating an "unsold items" list around noon on Sunday. This list will be posted on this website page and updated regularly. Check it to see if your items sold. (We update this as quickly as we can enter sold items into the database, but it is possible that late-selling items may still appear on the list.)

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 3, 2019 are permanently retained by Bridger Ski Foundation.

SOLD ITEMS


If an item sells, a 20% consignment fee goes to Bridger Ski Foundation. You will be mailed a check for the rest. (It typically takes a few weeks to finish processing all payments; it's a big job!)

 

PRO TIPS FOR sELLERS:


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 your paperwork at dropoff.

Take advantage of the option to lower the item's price on the second day of the sale.

Give yourself plenty of time to get through check-in. (And thank our amazing volunteers who make this happen.)

VOLUNTEERS

BSF Members may sign up to volunteer at the Ski Swap. Volunteers must have a current 2019-20 BSF membership. Volunteers will be allowed to shop the Ski Swap two hours before the general public. NOTE: BSF memberships will be verified for all volunteers. Please help save the BSF staff time and be sure that you've already renewed membership for the 2019-20 season.

VOLUNTEER 
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