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November 19, 2015

Get great prices on gear for the coming season at Okemo swap

Nov. 20-22 — LUDLOW — The Annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School will be held this year from Nov. 20-22. The Swap is the place to gear up for the winter with new and used gear at great prices, including skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, outerwear, and more! All proceeds benefit the Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow. The swap takes place in the Main Base lodge of Okemo Mountain Resort during the following hours:

Friday, Nov. 20, 4 to 7 p.m. (3-4 p.m. is the early buy hour, which is $5 admission or free for Okemo employees)

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those interested in selling old gear (please no skis, boots, or bindings older than seven years) can sell it on consignment at the swap. Twenty five percent of the selling price goes to Okemo Mountain School; the remainder will be sent via check about three weeks after the swap. Or, just to donate your equipment! All donations are tax deductible. Equipment drop-off is at the Sitting Bull Restaurant (use slope-side entrance near First Aid) at the Main Base of Okemo Mountain. There is just one more chance to drop off gear: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Okemo Mountain School is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes. Student-athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study. Okemo Mountain School relies heavily on fundraisers like the swap to help keep tuition affordable.

For more info, contact Mariel Meringolo at mmeringolo@okemomountainschool.org or 802-228-1513.

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