Hesperus Ski Swap: What You Need to Know
As the weather continues to tease us with the prospects of a good season, the Hesperus Ski Patrol prepares for their long-awaited event of the year. It's not ski season in Durango until the annual Hesperus Ski Swap has arrived. We’ve got the skinny on the people, the gear, and the details of one of our community’s longest continuously-held events. This Saturday marks the 55th annual Ski Swap from Hesperus Ski Patrol.
The People. The annual event brings around 20 unique vendors from the Four-Corners area including those from Utah and New Mexico. Looking to get involved in this local tradition? It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer! Those who help, set up, run, or clean up will receive a T-shirt, free food, and they’ll get the first pick at some of the great deals only available for volunteers and their families the night before the main event.
The Gear: What kind of deals can you look forward to? The Hesperus Ski Swap will feature countless items for sale from skis, helmets, boots, hats, and much more. The event will feature both new and used items for both skiing and snowboarding. There will also be great deals on season passes for Hesperus, Purgatory, and Telluride along with Powercards and Power passes. Be sure to check out all of the deals that will be available and get excited about the upcoming ski season.
The Details: The Ski Swap begins at 8 am this Saturday and runs through 4 pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds [directions]. There will be new items throughout the day so if you can’t be at the door first thing, don’t worry! If you’re looking to sell some of your winter gear, fill out this form and bring it to the check-in desk on Saturday. It costs $1 per item to sell with a minimum sale price of $5. Be sure to stop by and snatch some of the best skiing and snowboarding deals before the season (finally) begins!