When: December 5th and 6th
Where: Rogue River Room (Stevenson Union), Southern Oregon University

It was 41 years ago that Southern Oregon University first hosted their annual Ashland Ski & Gear Swap. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Program, is scheduled this year for December 5th and 6th. The sale will take place inside the Rogue River Room within the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Ashland Ski & Gear Swap is a consignment sale, historically featuring skis, snowboards, and other winter-related equipment. One new aspect this year is that the swap is going to be open to non-winter equipment, such as kayaks, backpacks, and rafts. Will Volpert, owner of Indigo Creek Outfitters, the company that oversees management of the swap, says that allowing other gear will bring in new people and a new energy to the sale. “We’re really excited to see how it plays out. I suspect we’ll see a bump in registered items for sale and a significant spike in the number of buyers.”

Those who volunteer at the event may attend the pre-sale from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on December 4th. Volunteers can sign up for time slots at ttp://www.AshlandSkiSwap.com. “This is the largest fundraiser of the year for us,” said Willie Long, head of the S.O.U. Outdoor Program. “We appreciate the support we’ve received from the community in the past and look forward to putting together another great community gear swap this year.”

For those interested in participating at this years swap, visit http://www.AshlandSkiSwap.com or contact Indigo Creek Outfitters: 541-282-4535 or via email at skiswap@indigocreekoutfitters.com.

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