Ski Swaps

Discounted skis at a ski swap in Ontario

What is a Ski Swap?

Traditionally, a ski swap is a community event where people bring their gently used or unused ski equipment to try and sell it. This is now known as the "public receiving" portion of the swap.

Over time, local businesses have joined these swaps as vendors to sell new equipment, used rentals, or demo skis. Some resorts host swaps and use them as an opportunity to sell their gently used ski rentals while piggybacking them onto their annual open houses.

Benefits of a Ski Swap

Swaps are a brilliant way to discover skiing because they offer:

✅  Extremely affordable equipment
✅  Lots to choose from
✅  A quick way to learn about nearby ski shops & their services

Rick's participates in ski swaps all over Ontario and we always bring a solid selection of skis, boots, apparel, accessories—all priced to sell!

Here's a few of the ski swaps that we normally attend:

  • Barrie Ski Swap
  • Snow Valley Ski Swap
  • Toronto Ski Show Swap
  • MSLM Ski Swap 


Past Ski Swaps - 2020/21

Hamilton Ski & Snowboard Swap logo

Hamilton Ski & Snowboard Swap

• Friday, November 20th - 1pm to 8pm
• Saturday, November 21st - 9am to 5pm
• Sunday, November 22nd - 9am to 1pm

Full details for this swap can be found here with additional information on COVID-19 protocolsUpdate: This ski swap has been cancelled.

Laurentian Ski Hill logo

Laurentian Ski Hill Ski Swap, North Bay 

• Saturday, November 14th 

Details for this swap can be found here.


Snow Valley Ski Swap in Barrie logo

SOLD OUT - Barrie Ski Swap @ Snow Valley

• Friday, October 30th - 12pm to 8pm
• Saturday, October 31st - 9am to 5pm
• Sunday, November 1st - 9am to 5pm
• Friday, November 6th - 12pm to 8pm
• Saturday, November 7th - 9am to 5pm
• Sunday, November 8th - 9am to 1pm
    You need to pre-book your shopping slot here. Update: Shopping time-slots for this swap are 100% sold out for skiers!

    Boler Mountain Ski Swap logo

    SOLD OUT - Boler Mountain Ski Swap

    • Saturday, October 24th - 9am to 6pm
    • Sunday, October 25th - 9am to 6pm

      Tickets are available for $5 each and are required upon entry. You can buy your ticket(s) online here starting Thursday, October 22 at 6pm.

      Update: Tickets for this swap are 100% sold out!