With kids back in school it's a reminder that it is time to start gearing up for ski season (YAY!!). The Calgary New and Used Ski Sale is back and there is no better place to gear up. The sale is Canada’s largest ski and gear sale, where most items are brand new and the inventory approaches 20,000 items with $2 million in value: skis, ski boots, bindings, snowboards, snowboard boots, Nordic gear (skis and boots), select AT gear (skis and boots), winter clothing, accessories, gloves hats, goggles, poles, packs, and more.
Since 1963 the Calgary New & Used Ski Sale has been organized and held as a key fundraiser by the Lake Louise Ski Clubs as well as the Canadian Ski Patrol – Calgary Zone, and the Calgary Ski Club. In recent years attendance has topped 10,000 bargain hunters across the three days of the sale.
The sale is our club's single biggest fundraiser that helps raise the money that directly results in a 20% reduction in club fees. This year the sale is October 20 to 22 at the Max Bell Centre. Consignment nights will be October 18 and 19. Volunteer sign up is now open. You can sign up here: https://www.skisale.ca/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-sign-up/. Make sure you select Lake Louise Ski Clubs as your organization.
Sign up soon to get the shift you want and sign up for as many shifts as you like. Volunteers must be 14 year of age and older so this is a great way to have your older athletes earn their own volunteer credits! This will be one of the last opportunities to get your Financial Volunteer Credits to avoid additional fees. Friends and family can also volunteer if they would like access to the pre-sale. Make sure they they also select Lake Louise Ski Clubs as their organization and let us know their names. We will make sure their credits go towards your family's committment.
An additional perk and our favourite reason to volunteer is that you get access to the Thursday night pre-sale. Good gear moves quickly at the sale; being there on Thursday gives you access to the best deals before the general public.
We look forward to seeing you at the sale this year! It’s a fun opportunity meet others from the local ski community while supporting our club and a great way to kick off winter.
Fil Hrazdira and Kristin Lang
Ski Sale Management Committee, Lake Louise Ski Clubs