Ski swaps, with their veritable forests of bargain-priced poles, boots, skis and snowboards, let us support local ski teams, update our winter gear and—just maybe—save enough dough to splurge on a season pass. Call for hours and drop-off dates, then let the swappin’ begin:


November 8, 2008 at Otsego Club. 800-752-5510 or


October 18th and 19th, 2008, Bahnhaf Sport 231-347-2112 or


October 25 at Crystal Mountain. 800-968-7686 or

Traverse City

November 14, 15 and 16  at the West Junior High, The first 1000 people through check out will get a free lift ticket voucher from Shanty Creek. 

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski