Gear UP! Annual Ski and Snowboard SWAP

On October 22-24, 2017  be sure to visit to Dobson Ice Arena in Lionshead, where its rink and stands are stuffed with gear and excitement for the 48th annual Ski and Snowboard SWAP.

This Vail tradition has long marked the transition from fall to winter. Local and regional shops as well as the general public sell new and used alpine, snowboard, telemark and Nordic equipment, along with all the necessary accessories, such as helmets, gloves and goggles. Coats, pants, baselayers, socks and regular winter apparel are available.

This SWAP has long been the place to find affordable gear for growing kids or beginners, but there’s also finds for double diamond enthusiasts. A portion of the SWAP proceeds benefit Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, one of the premier ski and snowboard competition programs in the world.

Hint: If you’re serious, pay for early-bird shopping on Friday night from 5:00-10:00. On Saturday and Sunday doors open at 9:00 and admission is free.