Take part in Alpine Shop’s 18th Annual Winter Swap Festival by bringing in your used skis and snowboards… PLUS your bikes, boats, camping, climbing gear and clothes.
It’s Like 2 Swaps in 1 This Year. Bring It All In! You heard correctly: this year, we are accepting gear from every season now at our Swaps. Bring in both your skis and your bike. Or your snowboard and your boat. We’ll take it all into the tent together for the first time!
Dates to Remember
Monday, October 17
Starting at 10 am, Kirkwood & Columbia begin accepting customers’ used items to sell. See below for more information
Gear and clothing may be from any season. Click here for list of accepted items.
Thursday, October 20
The North Face Speaker Series Presents Kit DesLauriers
Journey Through the Arctic Refuge, Northeast Alaska
Robert G. Reim Theater – Kirkwood Community Center
6 pm: VIP reception
7 pm: Presentation
Find ticket information for The North Face Speaker Series here
Friday, October 21
7 pm—11 pm | $5 ENTRANCE FEE
NOTE: All Alpine Shop locations will be closed from 5–7 pm.
CHECKING IN USED GEAR? You must be in line to check-in used gear by 4 pm on this night. NO USED GEAR ACCEPTED AFTER 5 PM.
New Gear Sales ALL Day inside store.
Swap Tent opens at 7 pm. $5 Admission benefits Gateway Disabled Ski Program.
Sunday, Oct. 23
11 am—6 pm | Free Admission!
Early Bird and Night Owl Specials!
Take 20% off red-tagged Swap goods!
Last chance to buy used gear!
Friday, Oct. 28 – Ski Like a Girl Weekend Begins
Ski Like a Girl Reception and Seminar – Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness
More than $500 in prizes to give away.
Free gifts for attendance
6:30 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception
6:45 pm: Informal Fashion Show
7 pm: Jeannie Thoren LINK
What kind of items will I find at the Swap?
New and used gear and clothing for nearly every sport we carry. This includes: ski and snowboard gear, backpacks, bikes, boats, camping gear, (non-weight-bearing or safety) climbing gear, men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing and footwear, and accessories for all of the above. If you’re interested in selling your own used gear, please see our list of accepted items here. Used gear and clothing along with Alpine Shop clearance items can be found in the Swap Tent all weekend long.
Who sells their goodies at this event?
Along with Alpine Shop, any individuals who wants to sell their new or gently used items can participate. We accept used items on a consignment basis during regular store hours from Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 pm. If you are a business or dealer who would like to participate, please contact Karen Modesto at kmodesto (at) alpineshop.com.
How do I sell my stuff?
Bring the items you’re looking to sell (provided it meets our guidelines) to Alpine Shop Kirkwood (or Columbia) between Monday, Oct. 17 at 10 am and Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm. You will need to fill out some paperwork, price your items and sign a contract. Then, you simply sit back and wait for your product to sell. If we sell it, you receive either the entire sale price in credit to Alpine Shop or the sales price–less 25%–in a check.
Does my equipment need to meet any sort of standard?
Yes, it does. All gear must be in good working and condition and is subject to a safety check. All clothing must be clean and in good shape. (Sorry, there are some items we will not accept.) Alpine Shop reserves the right to refuse any item for any reason.
For skis, old straight-edged skis will not sell. More than likely, these skis will also have bindings that are not indemnified (meaning, they are not determined to be safe for current use). Manufacturers will not guarantee these binding and nearly all ski shops–including Alpine Shop–will refuse to work on them. You can find an official version of the 2010-2011 Indemnified Binding List at the Snowsports Industries America Web site here. If you plan on selling your bindings (or if you’re bindings are on your skis), please make sure the bindings are on this list. If they are not listed there, we will not accept them.
I don’t have the slightest idea what my gear is worth. Can you help me?
The final price you offer is completely up to you, but we are happy to let you know what similar items have sold for in past Swaps.
Sweet! I sold a bunch of stuff! When do I get paid?
We begin writing checks and issuing credits at 9 am on Monday, Oct. 24. You have until close of business on Wednesday, Oct. 26 to claim your payment (and any unsold items) in the store. Any unclaimed payments after Wed., Oct. 26, will be mailed in the form of either store-credit or check (depending on which you indicate at registration) to the address you provided us during check-in. You can expect to receive payment in the mail by Friday, November 11. If you need it before then, please come into the store by 9 pm on Wed., Oct. 26.
Drat! Some of my stuff didn’t sell. What do I do?
You need to pick up any items that fail to sell by 9 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Items not picked up by that time will be donated to a charity of our choosing with no compensation given to you. Really. We’re not kidding. Please don’t come in on Thursday morning and ask where your stuff is. It will be in a van on it’s way to be donated. We don’t know how else to get this through to you.
If you would like to automatically donate your items that do not sell, it’s as easy as checking a box when you register.
Good prices are nice; but I’m really looking for the newest and best!
Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty to offer you on that front as well! Alpine Shop will have new gear sales going on throughout every department in our stores from Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Even more, we’ll have Early Bird and Night Owl Specials as well on both weekends. Find out more about these sales here.
***Alpine Shop is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, any consigned equipment.***