Annual Powderhorn Ski Swap
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Friday folks flooded into the Two Rivers Convention Center to get some of the greatest deals on ski equipment in the Grand Valley.
The swap doubles as a fundraising effort for Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
In the last year their volunteer ski patrol has had to invest in a lot of new equipment.
"We had to buy new radios, and we bought two new sleds and a new titanium ladder, which cost us about $28,000," said Patrick Trium of the Powderhorn Volunteer Ski Patrol.
Trium says most of that money came from funds raised at the ski swap.
"Anything we use on the hill is free of charge," said Trium.
Vendors are selling discounted goods.
"I got these Atomic poles and Rossignol skis for like $400 all together ... normally would be $400 by themselves," said Jacob Oathout.
"We've got almost a brand new board and bindings for close to $100, so he's going to be excited," said Lonnie Bierbrauer, who was doing some early Christmas shopping.
A percentage of vendors' proceeds go straight to the volunteer patrol's first aid and safety equipment.
"It's awesome to see this many people here supporting us; Powderhorn and all the local businesses that are here," said Trium.
The ski swap will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will also be a movie fundraiser at the Avalon starting at 7 p.m.