- How much gear
Over 10,000 pieces of gear. Approximately 60% is new and 40% is used. Some
of the used gear is last season's rental or demo equipment and is in nice
to excellent condition.
- What kinds of
Huge Selection of : Skis, ski boots, poles, snowboards,
bindings, sb boots,
hats, socks, underwear, helmets, jackets, pants, fleece, bags, backpacks,
racks and more.
- Where is it?
Newport High School in Bellevue WA.
- How big is the
We have 2 gymnasiums with over 17,000 square feet
and the school Commons area for gear check-in, snow sports booths and cashiers.
- What kind of
Booths: Ski areas, snow sports schools, snow sports
related charities and more.
- Is there any
cross country, tele, randonee, skate and track gear?
There is always some of every variety but not a huge amount, probably 50+
skis, boots and poles.
- Do you take
Yes we take most major credit cards.
- Does it cost
to park or enter?
No, parking and entry are free! It is generally $20+ for parking and entry
at the downtown swap!
- Is there expert
The Snow Sport Shops bring bring new and slightly
used gear plus people, 65+ to help you.
Snowsports training organizations also generally supplier another 20+ folk.
- Can I sell gear
as well and how does that work?
Yes, the Newport Swap is a Consignment Swap so you Register,
price and bring your gear and we do the rest.
How do I price
You price it, see Pricing
Guidelines. To sell the used gear, it must first be clean and not ripped
or broken. Given, that then gear drops by 50% each year. $400, $200, $100,
etc. There will be brand new gear in every category. Helmets for instance
sell from $40-100 new at the swap. Last years $60 helmet would be $30 unless
scratched/marked badly then maybe $15. Last years $200 skis in nice shape
can sell for $100.
- When should
That is entirely up to you. Some love the crazy startup period when 1000 people
are jockying for gear. Some would rather miss that crazy best deal for a more
leisurely pace and still fabulous deals later Friday or anytime Saturday.
50% come in the 4 hours (2016, 8 hours) on Friday & the other 50% in 8
hours on Saturday so it is more leisurely with more support on Saturday. The
gear prices generally are fabulous right to the
- Will there still
be a good selection on Saturday?
We sell an equal amount Friday in 4 hours and Saturday in 8. There will be
a huge amount of gear left on Saturday morning, such that it will look much
bigger than most if not all swaps that you have ever been to.
What gear can
Pretty much as snow sports gear as long as it is serviceable. We have a
ski recycler so we take all skis. Some may never be out for sale. Ski boots
that are heavily worn on the toes and heels or again over 10 years or cracked
or in bad shape. Clothing items should have no major stains, broken zippers
or missing buttons.
Can I bring
matching items attached together?
People try bring matching Pants and Jackets attached but try as we might,
they get separated when people are trying them on. People may not like the
combination but would buy a single piece. Another that has been tried is
snowboard/binding/boot combinations. Some might like the board but a specialized
binding will keep them from buying it. They may want the boot or a similar
one of a different size. So sell everything separately.