Ski-swap spectacular

Snow-people throng tables for gear

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2002

Top, Emily Herman, on the right, and Jessie Kovach look over the cross-country boot table during Saturday's Ski Swap at Centennial Hall. At bottom, Paul Christian, 11, tries on a helmet.

For nearly half a century, local winter sport enthusiasts have looked forward to the annual ski sale. The sale is a fund-raising event for two nonprofit organizations - the Juneau Ski Club and the Juneau Ski Patrol. For the club, it's a big fund-raiser, but for the patrol, it's the only fund-raiser of the year.

"It's more than just a fund-raiser; it's kind of a social thing too," said event co-organizer Russell Kunibe. "Just about everyone you will see at the hill will be at the ski swap."

Bill Hodge, manager of Eaglecrest's rental shop, had his technical staff available at check-in and throughout the sale. He said the rental shop, as well as other local retailers, had a lot of good quality equipment for sale.

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