Facts and FAQ

Q. What kind of items might I find at the Tent Sale?

A. New and used ski and snowboard equipment, accessories, winter apparel and outerwear for adults and children at bargain discount prices.

Examples: all types and sizes of skis (race, twin tips, all-mountain, powder), bindings, ski boots and poles. Snowboards, bindings and boots.  Helmets, goggles, ski clothing, jackets, ski pants, parkas, speed suits, outerwear, hats, gloves, neck-ups, headbands, long underwear base layers, fleeces, turtlenecks and more.


Q. Who sells items at the Tent Sale?

A. Several leading retail ski and snowboard shops and dealerships participate in the swap and have new or gently used items at incredible discounts.  Individuals can also sell their used, outgrown or no longer needed ski and snowboard equipment for sale on consignment.

Dealers whowish to participate should send an e-mail to the Dealer Coordinator at:  dealercoordinator@buckhilltentsale.com


Q. What brands of ski and snowboard equipment do you carry?

A. Our inventory varies form year to year, but we usually have all major brands of skis and snowboards represented at the tent sale. This includes Atomic, Rossignol, Fischer, K2, Head, Nordica, Dynastar, Blizzard, Elan, Hart, Kastle, Salomon, Volkl, Lange, Tecnica, Tyrolia, Marker and Look for alpine ski equipment. And Burton, K2, Ride, Lib Tech, Gnu, CAPiTA, Forum, DC, Rome and Rossignol for snowboard equipment.


Q. What brands of ski and snowboard apparel and outerwear do you carry?

A. Our inventory varies form year to year and with over 7 dealers participating the brands are really to numerous to list but to mention a few: Columbia, Patogonia, Spyder, Descente, The North Face, Mountain Hardware, Oakley, Storm, Merrell, and Marker.


Q. When is the sale?

 A. The 2015 Tent Sale hours are:

  • Friday, September 25                         2pm-9pm
  • Saturday, September 26                    9am-7pm
  • Sunday, September 27                       10am-12pm


Q. How do I sell my used equipment at the Tent Sale?

 A. Bring your items for sale into Buck Hill, fill out a tag and price your item.  We will put your gear in the Sale and help you sell it!  We charge $3 per item listed and if we sell it, you will receive the sale price, less 20% commission.

Drop off dates / times are:

  • Sunday, September 20 – 4pm-8pm
  • Thursday, September 24 – 4pm-8pm
  • Friday, September 25 – 8am – Noon


Q. Who benefits from the proceeds of the Buck Hill Tent Sale?

A. The Tent Sale is the largest fundraiser for the Buck Hill Ski Racing Club.  The Club is a non-profit fundraising and support entity formed to advance and maintain the Buck Hill Racing Team as one of the premier junior alpine racing teams in the country.  Click Here for more information on the Buck Hill Ski Racing Team.


Q. What payment methods to you accept?

A. We accept cash and credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We do not accept personal checks.


Q. Does consigned equipment have to meet any standards?

A. Yes. Equipment must meet minimum acceptable standards set by Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Tent Sale.   In short, very old skis will not sell and are not likely to have the bindings indemnified.  Manufacturers will not stand behind indemnified bindings and ski shops will probably refuse to work on them.  A PDF version of the official 2010-2011 list has been made available at the Snowsports Industries America web site. Please check to see if your bindings are on the list. If your bindings are not on the list, and they are on skis – the skis will not be accepted.
bEquipment found to be damaged or in bad repair may be removed from the sale.
Clothing must be clean and in good repair.


Q. Will you help me price my gear?

A. We will not tell you what to sell your items for but, we provide information about what similar items sold for at last year’s Ski Swap.  You may also look around to see what similar items are being listed at.


Q. I want to change a price on an item I already consigned, what do I need to do?

A. Prices cannot be changed after they have entered the swap.


Q. When do I pick up my money or consignment items?

A. Sunday (after the swap)– 3pm-5pm

All items not picked up or sold will be donated to charity.


Q. Do I need anything to pick up my money and/or items?

A. The receipt provided at the time the consigned items were dropped off or photo ID.


Q. What happens if I am unable to pick up my money/items on Sunday afternoon?

A. If your items sold, a check will be mailed to the address written on the tag you filled out.  If your items did not sell, you must arrange to have them picked up on Sunday.  Items left after this date will be donated to the Charity.

Q. Will you accept donations?

A. Yes- assuming the equipment meets the Tent Sale acceptable standards.


Q. Are donations tax deductible?

A. Yes. Buck Hill Ski Racing Club is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. We are happy to provide a receipt for donated items.


Q. What happens to donated items?

A. They are sold or if they are not saleable, they are disposed of.

* * * Buck Hill Ski Racing Club is not responsible for loss of or damage to any consigned equipment. * * *