Red Mountain Racers: Ski swap set for Saturday

The Red Mountain Racers will be holding its annual Ski Swap on Saturday at the Willie Krause Field House.

Nothing like heavy snow and a chilly nose to get the heart racing for the ski season, and there’s nothing like the Red Mountain Racers’ annual ski swap to get new and old skiers outfitted for it.

The Red Mountain Racers will be holding its annual Ski Swap on Saturday at the Willie Krause Field House with tons of new and used gear at bargain prices.

Gear check-in goes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the low cost of $1 per item, and experienced volunteers will be present to help price and sort items.

Vendors such as Village Ski Hut from Nelson, Mallards in Castlegar and Powder Hound from Rossland will be unloading new gear at discount prices.

The RMR executive will also be on hand to take registration for the Nancy Greene Ski League. The League is for skiers age five to 12 who have the ability to ride Red Chair.

It is a great opportunity for young skiers to learn the “FUNdamentals” and be introduced to the ABCS (agility, balance, coordination, strength/speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrain as possible. Each year the skiers participate with their club in team and individual competition at hills throughout the area. The focus is on skill development and fostering a love of skiing.

Representatives from Red Mountain will also be there to take photos for season ski passes. The swap opens to the public at noon and goes to 2:30 p.m. For more info contact Trish at ngsl.redmountainracers@gmail.com.