What sorts of items might I find at the Corvallis Ski Swap?
Mostly new and and some used items for adults and children - over 4,000 items
I've heard that tickets are available for Friday - how does that work?
Examples: all sorts and sizes of skis, bindings, ski boots and poles. Snowboards, bindings and boots. Helmets. Coats - warm, water resistant, shells. Fleece. Pants, mostly for outdoor wear. Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves. Long-underwear. Snowshoes. Goggles. And other things. In the past we have had: snow shovels, small packs, ski bags, snowboard bags.
A diagram of location of items.
Tickets are required for Friday admission. Tickets are available starting at noon on Friday. All tickets allow one persion to enter. There are 2 types of tickets: regular admission tickets which cost $1 and early entry tickets for $20 (see below for more information). Each ticket has a number and reads "Be in line by 5:45 pm in numbered order or forfeit your spot". This allows for crowd control and limits the amount of time shoppers must wait in line to get in to the sale. It is possible to pay $1 at the door to enter, after ticket holders have entered.
Tickets are NOT needed on Saturday.
Tickets are good for Corvallis Ski Swap ONLY.
Corvallis Ski Swap started using a ticket system around 2000. Lines were starting to form at 3:30pm for the 6pm opening of the sale, and the crowding was causing issues around the building. The ticket system has greatly helped with this issue. Please note, some people start waiting for tickets before 11am, for the 12 noon start of ticket sales.