Annual Cross-Country and Backcountry Ski Swap

Major fundraiser for TCCSEA youth programs.

Your donations allow us to fulfill our mission of promoting a healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyle for children and adults through education, cross-country skiing, and other self-powered recreation. Whether you’re brand new to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, or you’re a seasoned powder hound, we look forward to helping you find what you’re looking for.

2023 Ski Swap Details

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Tahoe Cross-Country Lodge
Registration: $10 suggested donation
Proceeds support TCCSEA Youth Programs
Food Truck: TBD

Event Registration & Entry

Here’s what to expect.


  • There is no pre-registration this year.
  • There is a $10 suggested donation at the door that will go to the TCCSEA Youth Programs.
  • Doors open for shopping between 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • We will limit the number of shoppers inside (25) at any given time.
  • How to Shop a Ski Swap

Selling Gear & Gear Drop Off

Thank you for selling your gear at our ski swap. 20% commission of sales go to supporting TCCSEA youth programs. Note the following important changes to this year’s gear drop off system.

  • No items are to be priced at under $20.
  • Gear drop off days are prior to the Swap- see below.
  • Please clean and sanitize your gear before drop off.
  • Tags - You can pick up your swap tags before you drop off your gear.
    • Determine what gear you want to sell and take only the correct number of tags.
    • Or, pick up tags from Tahoe XC during operating hours only
    • Fill out your swap tags in legible handwriting; attach the entire tag securely to the corresponding item you plan to sell.
    • Bring sanitized items, with tags filled out and securely attached, and legible reconcile sheet, back to Tahoe XC during scheduled drop off hours.

Drop-Off Dates: November 8-10, 2023
Drop-Off Times: 10:00am - 6:00pm

We Accept New & Used Gear

Our ski swap focuses on human-powered sports. If your gear promotes human-powered activity, there’s a good chance we’ll accept it.

  • Skate/classic/touring skis, boots, and poles
  • Skate, classic, and three-pin bindings
  • Backcountry touring skis, boots, and poles (AT, telemark & splitboards)
  • Backcountry bindings and skins
  • Snowshoes
  • Roller skis
  • Dog gear
  • Winter athletic clothing
  • Ski accessories (wax kits, ski bags, etc.)
  • Summer & winter footwear
  • Bikes & bike accessories
  • Gear racks
  • Sleds (human-powered only)
New and used telemark and cross-country skis

Picking Up Unsold Items

You can find out if your gear sold by calling the shop on Sunday or Monday following the ski swap, or by waiting to recieve your check in the mail. Pick up any unsold items during the scheduled gear pick-up times. Any gear still unclaimed after 5:00pm Monday will be considered a donation to TCCSEA.

Pick-Up Date: Sunday and Monday, November 12-13, 2023
Pick-Up Time: Sunday and Monday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Receiving Your Check

Once the swap has been fully reconciled, we will mail a check to you. Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association keeps 20% commission as a fundraiser for our youth programs. Please provide your legible name and mailing address when filling out drop-off forms so we are able to mail your check.

Staff & Volunteers

Our success only happens with volunteers! Volunteers can pre-shop from 5-6 p.m. on Friday (11/10), or 8-9 a.m. on Saturday (11/11). If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, email us, indicating which shifts you are available to volunteer for. We need 10 volunteers per the following shifts:

Friday, 10th 3:00pm - 5:00pm FULL
Saturday, 11th 8:30am - 1:00pm FULL
Saturday, 11th 1:00pm - 5:00pm FULL

Friday night includes tent set up, organizing gear, and checking tags. Saturday volunteers should expect to be ticket checkers, parking attendants, floor attendants, gear assistants (helping with boots and ski fittings), or general assistance.