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Hesperus Ski Swap: What You Need to Know

It’s not officially ski season in Durango until the annual Hesperus Ski Swap. Lucky for us Durangotangs, we  got our first dusting of snow this past weekend, which hopefully will bring good luck and heavy powder days. So - scrape your windshield, put on your blundstones and puffy jackets, take a peek at the snow on Hesperus, Perins Peak, and even Hogsback, and get ready for ski season! Saturday, November 5th marks the 59th annual Ski Swap at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 8AM - 4PM put on by the Hesperus Ski Patrol. We’ve got the details on the vendors, the gear, and the need-to-knows about this long-revered community event, as well as information about the Purgatory Power Pass. If you haven’t purchased one yet, now is the perfect time to!




The Vendors. 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.

Volunteers for the Hesperus Ski Swap

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 the Power Pass at Purgatory, an affordable way to get your days in this winter!. Be sure to check out all of the deals that will be available and get stoked about the upcoming ski season.

The Details: The Ski Swap begins at 8 am this Saturday and runs from 8am until 4 pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. 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 Thursday from 3pm to 8pm at the Fairgrounds as well. It costs $1 per item to sell with a minimum sale price of $5. This is a great way to make a clean buck and recycle your favorite old gear! Be sure to stop by and snatch some of the best skiing and snowboarding deals before the season FINALLY begins. See you at the mountain, Durangotangs!



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