Here is the 2013 edition of the @MaineSkiFamily ski swap guide. Over the past two years, I have posted dates, times and locations of Maine based ski swaps and I am doing the same for 2013. It is by far the most popular pages on my blog so I am happy to do it again this year.
To get an idea of when the ski swaps happened last year you can review the 2012 swap page. I expect the schedule to largely be the same but I am sure there will be some differences. As I confirm the 2013 ski swaps, I will post them below.
If you are new to ski swaps, you can read my post on Ski Swap Strategies.
7th - Greely Ski Sale and Swap is from 9am - 1pm at Greely High School. Consignment drop off nights are Wednesday thru Friday. See this web page FMI.
8th - Falmouth Ski Club annual ski/snowboard sale & swap at the Falmouth Middle School cafeteria from 12-3PM. Equipment drop off 5-8PM, December 7th. FMI email firstname.lastname@example.org
As I receive confirmation of other 2013 swaps I will be updating this blog post. Feel free to comment if you know of other Maine based swaps that are happening.
2013 swaps that have already happened:
22nd - Saddleback is hosting a ski swap to support the Rangeley Ski Scholarship Fund. The swap will be part of the Saddleback 9th Annual Fall Festival with equipment drop off times the week before. Swap starts at 10AM and goes until 3pm. You can click here for more info and you can find the Facebook events page for the swap by clicking here.
12th - CVA up at Sugarloaf will hold its annual ski swap on the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend (October 12th) from 10 to 2:30. Click here for more info.
- While not exactly a ski swap, the Ski-Depot in Jay, Maine will be having a tent sale Columbus Day weekend. Might be worth stopping by on your way up or back from Sugarloaf. More info here.
- The Ski-Depot is also having a grand opening of their new store at Sunday River on October 12th. More info here.
19th - The Freeport Schools Ski Boosters ski swap is scheduled for the 19th at Freeport Ski and Bike, 308 Route One in Freeport. The Swap will be from 1pm-3pm. Equipment drop off times are 3pm-5pm Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday. This is the swap I help run so this is sure to be a good one! We usually have a nice selection of alpine and nordic gear for racers and non-racers alike. Email me or leave a comment on this post if you have any questions and you can click here for more info.
19th - The Penobscot Valley Ski Club is holding a Ski Swap / Sale at the Bangor Armory from 9AM - 4PM. Click here for more info.
26th - Gorham Bike and Ski will be having a ski swap 10am - 1pm in Portland. Click here FMI.
26th - Courtesy of MaineHighSchoolSkiing.com - "Scarborough ski sale at Scarborough Middle School on October 26th from 8:00am-3:00pm. Drop off on October 25th from 6-8pm. This is a fundraiser for both high school and middle school teams."
26th-27th - The Bethel Outing Club is having their 33rd annual a ski swap / sale over two days. Click here for more info.
2nd - Agamenticus Ski Club in York has a ski sale at York Middle School. Click here for more info.
2nd - Received word that Titcomb Mountain / Farmington Ski Club will be having their ski swap / sale Nov 2nd 8am-12pm at Mt. Blue HS in Farmington. Keep an eye on their website for more information.
3rd - Brunswick Park and Recreation 46th Annual Ski Sale will be at their new facility at Brunswick Landing from 1pm - 4pm. Click here FMI.
16th - Pinnacle Ski Club in Pittsfield has a ski swap annually the third Saturday in November from 9am–4pm Drop off items on the Friday before from 6pm–9pm. Keep an eye on their website for more info.
16th - Big Rock ski area in Mars Hill will be having a ski sale and swap at 11am. Equipment check-in 8:30am to 10:30am. Check out their website for more info.
17th - Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford is having a second ski swap in conjunction with their Annual Season Pass day. And at $150 - it is the best season pass deal in Maine! More info on the Black Mountain News and Events page.
17th - The Auburn Ski Association will have their ski swap 9 am to 2 pm; drop-off Saturday the 16th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Auburn Middle School, on Falcon Drive (off Court St). Keep an eye on their website for more info or call 786-0356.
23rd - Yarmouth Ski Boosters will have their annual swap from 9a - 12p at Yarmouth Elementary School. Consignment drop off is Friday, November 22 from 5p - 8p at the same location. FMI contact email@example.com. Here is the swap poster.
23rd-24th - Camden Snow Bowl has a ski swap over the weekend. Keep an eye on this website for more info to come...
30th - Downeast Ski Club ski sale is held annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Portland Expo. This timing works for most folks, but I like to have all my gear ready to go by Thanksgiving because by mid-November I am in blizzard watch mode and I want to be ready! More info here.