On the Hill: Still need skis?
Miss last weekend’s Aspen Ski Swap? Still desperately seeking a good deal on a pair of skis or a pair of gloves that doesn’t break the bank? Head for Carbondale on Saturday.Most of the assorted fall ski sales in the valley have come and gone, but Colorado Rocky Mountain School and the Mount Sopris Nordic Council host their 21st annual Mountain Sports Sale from 9 a.m. to noon in the school gym.And, don’t let the Nordic Council’s participation fool you – the sale is hardly limited to track and skate skis. The merchandise includes new, unsold equipment from nine commercial vendors as well as used gear from locals looking to clean house. Alpine skis, backcountry gear, snowboards, snowshoes and such all find their way into the mix. And though the focus is winter sports, everything from kayaks to bicycles and baby joggers may wind up priced to sell, reports a sale spokesman.For those hoping to unload gear, the equipment check-in is today from 4-7 p.m. Unsold items or sales proceeds may be collected from 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday. (Any unclaimed equipment or money from a sale left after 3 p.m. will become the property of the Nordic Council.)A share of the proceeds benefits the cross-country ski-trail network at Spring Gulch outside Carbondale. Spring Gulch, seven miles west of Carbondale, boasts about 20 kilometers of groomed track.CRMS is located at 1493 County Road 106, 1 mile west of the Highway 133 traffic light at the 7-Eleven.
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