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University of Idaho Outdoor Swap and Sale


We all know outdoor recreation can come with a hefty price tag. Good gear does not come cheap, but is also incredibly important for safety as much as enjoyment. Thankfully, there is often the option of buying used and what better place to do so than at a sale and swap? Not only is buying used more sustainable (extending the life of gear that might be wasted in a landfill), but by doing so at a swap you are generally helping support a good cause as well as exposed to a wide range of other outdoor enthusiasts.

At the University of Idaho (UI) Outdoor Sale and Swap, 100% of the proceeds go to the UI Ski Team. A small entry fee helps the ski team while donated raffle prizes keep the crowd excited. The event also benefits outdoor enthusiasts and local businesses and organizations by bringing an active and ready to buy audience to once location. But I think one of the most meaningful things I have noticed is the fact that it also provides a welcoming and affordable atmosphere for those who are looking to get into the world of outdoor sports. There is a plethora of new and used gear to choose from in a venue primed for tapping into the expertise of those with years of outdoor experience, especially in the local area.

It is also a social venue where people from all levels can talk about gear, winter plans and get each other pumped for the winter season. And who doesn’t want to get some extra stoke for their snowy mindset?