Ski Swap

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Location:
6202 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN 55111
 
EASY PARKING!!
 
The Best and Biggest Swap for Used and New, Youth, Junior and Adult Cross-country Ski Equipment!

 
The Minnesota Youth Ski League (MyXC) is pleased to host this big event, open to the entire public. The sale is being held as a fundraiser and provides skiers, of all sizes and ages, the opportunity to sell outgrown and little used equipment and clothing, while finding some of the best deals around on new and used equipment.
 
    "...we were so impressed with the swap. It was so well organized. We received excellent help from your volunteers and are truly grateful!"
 
    "...I really appreciate how organized the sale was and the pre-communication was excellent."
 
    "...Wow! You guys are organized!!"
 
     "...I just wanted to let you know how awesome the whole thing was. The volunteers were amazing and SO helpful."

How to Sell

The following merchandise is considered appropriate for this sale:
  • cross-country skis, boots, bindings and poles (current binding systems only unless on wooden skis)
  • ski specific clothing
  • roller skis
  • waxing irons, benches and other waxing paraphenalia
  • Please NO backcountry, downhill or snowboard equipment
How to Sell:
Consider attending the Pre-sell event on November 11th, 2023 if you have NNN Youth equipment to sell. We will buy your equipment and pay you on the spot.
 
It is helpful if you pre-register! But we will also take walk-ins.
 
‚ÄčStep 1: Clean your closets and garage and figure out what you want to sell. Kids should try on boots. See our sizing recommendations. Clean equipment (no kick wax or mud).

Step 2: Fill out the Seller Registration from and then we will send you the item intake spreadsheet. 
 
Step 3: Complete the items spreadsheet and send to amy@mysl.org by Thursday midnight.  If you don't make the deadline, please still send the spreadsheet and bring a printed copy with you to drop off.
 
Send pictures to Amy if you need pricing advice.
It is very important to indicate whether or not your unsold items will be donated to MyXC. You can indicate this item by item
 
Step 4: Equipment Drop off (more options this year).
 
PreSale Week at the MyXC Warehouse 
2425 E 25th St, Mpls 55406
**Saturday Nov 11th, 11-1pm
 
Bring equipment for drop off to Base Camp
**Friday Nov 17th 5-7pm
**Saturday Nov 18th 7:30-8:30am

Step 5: If you have equipment that you want back if it does not sell, it must be picked up Saturday 2:00 -2:45pm. We will record the items that you retrieve. Note that this is a short window and we encourage you to donate unsold items to expedite our clean up process.

Step 6: We will mail commission checks and a report within ten days. We will NOT issue checks the day of the sale. MyXC retains 15% of the price of sold items.
  • Tips on selling high end skis ($100+).  
    • Skis must be clean of all kick and glide wax.  
    • Skis with bindings sell better.
    • A piece of tape with the flex range (or your body weight) is very helpful.
  • About Pilot boots and skis
    • The SNS Pilot binding system is phased out. You can attempt to sell Pilot items cheaply, but you are required to donate them if they they don't sell. We will attempt to find a high school team that will take this equipment.
 

How to Pre-Sell

Pre-Sell Event for Youth NNN Equipment:
There is NO shopping during this event. This is an opportunity for you to SELL youth equipment to MyXC.

Saturday Nov 11th 11-1pm
MyXC Warehouse
2425 25th St E
Mpls, MN 55406

MyXC will buy these items from the public:
  • Fishscale skis 90 - 180cm with NNN bindings
  • Poles 80-160cm
  • NNN/Prolink boots size 27 - 42 classic or 35 - 38 combi
  • To be eligible for purchase all items must be clean, undamaged and less than eight years old.
  • Sell Price Estimates

If you have items outside of these parameters you have two options:
 1. Donate them to MyXC
 2. Register them to sell at the Swap

Donate

How to Donate Equipment
Your donations mean a lot to us! We will find a good home for your used equipment! Equipment donations are tax-deductible!

Drop off items

  • At the MyXC Warehouse on Saturday Nov 11th 11am-1pm
  • At the MyXC Warehouse on Tuesday Nov 14th 1:30-4:30pm
  • At Base Camp on Friday November 17th from 5-7pm 
  • At Base Camp on Saturday November 18th 7:30 - 9:00am

How to Buy

How to Buy: 
  • We will have a ticket lottery and require the purchase of a timed ticket ($3.00 per person). Everyone over the age of 2,  needs a ticket to enter the swap.
  • We keep track of attendee names
  • We ask that only people shopping for equipment or paying attend. Please do not bring other family members
 

Ticket Sales for Swap Entry 

  • There will be a ticket lottery (Lottery sign up will be Monday October 23rd - Thursday Nov 9th).
  • One person PER FAMILY should fill out the lottery form 
  • On Nov 10th, you will be given a password to buy tickets. Tickets are $3.00 per person. Everyone entering the swap needs a ticket.
  • On Monday Nov 13th the remaining tickets will go on Sale. Check back here and on Facebook for the status of ticket sales.
  • You will purchase a ticket for an exact time and we will do our best to stay on schedule (pending building capacity limits)
  • Swap hours are 9am - 1:00pm 
  • NOTE: If you are shopping for a team (multiple kids that are not related to you), we ask that you do not enter until one hour before the end of the sale.
  • At the swap, please pay by check (helps us save on processing fees) or credit card 
Buy Tickets Here 
 
Do some homework, please
  • We will be posting "How-to-Shop" videos before the swap
  • Know the height, weight and shoe size of those you are shopping for (even if they are there)
  • Print and/or study our sizing guide
  • If you are trying to match a binding type, please bring a picture of the boot bottom or binding you are trying to match
  • If you are a junior skier, talk to your ski coach about what they want you to buy
Payment Methods
 
We take credit cards, but prefer checks (helps us save on processing fees).

 

MYXC MEMBERS ONLY: Pre-request of Youth Classic Packages

MYXC MEMBERS ONLY: Pre-request of Youth Classic Packages 
  • This option is available for fish scale or skin classic skis/boots/poles only. FULL PACKAGES ONLY (unless too young for poles; age 4-5)
    • For skiers that are at or under these three metrics:
      • 5 feet tall
      • 110lbs
      • Size 41 boot (men's 8, women's 9)
    • Request via Google Form ahead of time. 
      • We will email you by Thursday night if we can fulfill your request
      • We will have your order ready inside the building (you will need a ticket to get in)
      • All orders will include a Willow Wrap all-in-one ski and pole tie for an additional $10. This helps us organize the orders. 
      • We would like to limit boot try-ons/exchanges, so please be careful when filling out the form
      • Contact Amy with questions.
      • Deadline is Tuesday Nov 7th 
 


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Swap Schedule
Friday Nov 17th Base Camp
5:00-7:00pm Equipment drop-off (Seller and Donations)
 
Saturday Nov 18th Base Camp
7:30-8:30am Donation and Seller Drop-off
9:00-1:00pm Junior/Adult/Youth Swap (timed ticket entry)
2:00-2:45 Seller pickup of unsold equipment. Unclaimed items are donated to MyXC.
 
Summary of Important Pre-Swap Dates
Tue Nov 7th Youth Classic Package Request Deadline 
Thu Nov 9th Ticket Lottery Application deadline
Fri Nov 10th Passwords emailed for Swap Ticket Sales in three rounds
Sat Nov 11th Pre-sell Event for youth NNN equipment. Equipment Dropoff.
Mon Nov 13th Direct Ticket Sales begin (tickets left after lottery)
Thu Nov 16th Seller Pre-registration deadline
Thu Nov 16th Confirmation email of availble youth packages
 
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Participating Vendors and Expo Partners:
GearWest
Fitzharris Ski and Sport
FinnSisu
Pioneer Midwest
New Moon Ski Shop
Salomon
Atomic
Madshus
Willow Wrap
North Star Ski Touring Club
and more...
 
Vendors:
Contact Amy for information on how to participate.
 
Volunteering:
We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. Volunteers will get a tshirt, food throughout the day and other perks. 
 
Questions:
If you have questions or would like more information -- contact Amy.