Nordic ski swap coming up |

Nordic ski swap coming up

Diana Lynn Rau

Most of the colors in the Aspens have faded and now the once-colorful leaves adorn the ground. But the snows that now crown the mountains make us think about the coming winter. Soon the ground will be covered in white. Some of us are looking forward to the snow, some of us are wishing for more time on the bike. I like to think that as of November 1, it’s time for snow and bring it on!

For now, look over your winter gear and see what you need, get your ski passes set up and, after this last warm spell, start putting away the summer bikes and rafting gear lovingly cleaned up.

The Alpine Ski swap was just last weekend and the Nordic Ski Swap is still coming up October 28.

Nordic ski swap

Sell the gear you no longer use or have just outgrown – bring it to the Devil’s Thumb Broad Axe Barn above Zack’s Mercantile from 5 to 6 p.m., Oct. 28 register and tag it at the price you want. If you just have gear you want to donate to the Kids Program, bring it in and get a tax donation receipt.

Stay from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and look through last years or otherwise used gear offered by other individuals, Devils Thumb Nordic Center, YMCA-Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, Winter Park Trading Company and maybe others.

Nordic skis, boots and poles for classic, skate, and backcountry for people of all sizes as well as maybe snowshoes or roller skis, bells, hats and lots of other clothing. Take advantage of our gear buying assistance if you are not sure what length ski to choose, what stiffness, or whether you want skate or classic, or whatever your questions may be. And bring a small dessert to share for the Dessert Potluck.

We still need a few good volunteers for the Nordic Swap. Please contact Christine Lee at or call 708-990-5967.

Grand Nordic

Get your annual membership for Grand Nordic. Buy your membership at the Swap or go online at Find out the dates of our free Nordic lessons offered at each of the three major Nordic areas in December – both equipment and trail passes are included for Grand Nordic members.

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