Powderhorn hosts annual ski swap

By: Brian Shlonsky Email
By: Brian Shlonsky Email

It's an exciting time in Colorado, as ski resorts begin to open around the state. To help raise money for the season, Powderhorn kicked off it's annual ski swap Friday.

"We bring vendors in from all over Western Colorado, we try to keep Loki, with local guys, and they bring in equipment new and used," Patrick Trimm, patrol rep for Powderhorn, said.

Skiers checked out the gear, sifting through skis, boots, boards and helmets looking for a deal.

"Just wandering around checking out the booths, talking to people, thinking about doing the ski team, so I'm meeting those guys," Lucca Scariano said.

Powderhorn hopes to raise more than $30,000 at the ski swap, the vendors paying the mountain a percentage of their sales, which help Powderhorn earn some cash to keep you safe this winter.

"It's our only fundraiser, it's the only way we make money to buy first aid equipment, sleds, anything we need on the mountain," Trimm said.

And if you're worried the warm temps will keep snow off the mountain, Trimm said you shouldn't worry for long.

"Well the farmer's almanac is talking about a great snow year, we're hoping for a great snow year, haven't seen much snow yet, but it's coming," he said.

Many of the booths are local businesses, so some skiers said they are happy to put money back into the local economy.

The ski swap continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a movie following at the Avalon at 7:30.

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