Fahnestock Winter Park 7th Annual Ski Swap

(press release from Fahnestock Winter Park)

With a chill in the air, and leaves covering the Fahnestock Winter Park trails, it is time for Hudson Valley’s xc ski and snowshoe enthusiasts to gear up for the upcoming Nordic season.

The Winter Park’s 7th Annual XC Ski & Snowshoe Fundraiser Sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All proceeds will directly benefit the Park’s popular ski, snowshoe and sledding activities.

This event allows skiers to pass gear on to another generation of winter enthusiasts. It also lets one re-sell, or better yet donate gently-used cross-country skis, boots, poles, bindings, roller skis, snowshoes, gaiters, gear bags, ice skates and other accessories for adults and children that are no longer in use.

A fitness bonus with supporting the event would be to plan a hike or trail run on the ski trails with family or friends afterwards.

This year’s event will take place at Fahnestock Winter Park – 1570 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512.

Available used equipment will depend on what the public drops off. Along with the resale equipment, discounted new gear from previous model years from Fisher, Madshus, and Alpina will also be offered for purchase. Cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted for payment.

Consignment or donated equipment can be dropped off on Saturday, November 19, the day of the sale, between 7:30 and 9 a.m., or by emailing to arrange another drop-off time. Event organizers ask that a reasonable price be set for sale items in a whole dollar amount, and that a “Ski Swap Form” be completed. A donation of $1.00 is requested for each item dropped off. If an item is sold, 20% of the sale price is retained to improve Fahnestock Winter Park.

In the event of questions, or for Ski Swap forms or early drop off arrangements – please contact paul.kuznia@parks.ny.gov.

During the ski and snowshoe season, the public can follow Fahnestock Winter Park on Twitter via @FWPupdates, or join the park’s Yahoo group at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fwp-conditions/info.

Fahnestock Winter Park offers over 11 miles of machine-groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and experienced cross country skiers and snowshoers. For directions and information, visit http://nysparks.com/parks/147/details.aspx. The Winter Park is part of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Taconic Region, which operates 15 state parks and six historic sites in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia Counties.