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Buck Hill Ski Swap

2024 Tent Sale

Join us for the Annual Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Tent Sale! The BEST place in Minnesota to BUY or SELL ski & snowboard gear, equipment, apparel, and accessories!

Looking to BUY new skis for the upcoming race season?  We have great deals on a HUGE selection of DISCOUNTED new and gently used equipment, apparel, and accessories perfect for the hill!  OR want to SELL that snowboard that you’ve outgrown? We make it EASY to drop off your used ski and snowboard items!


FREE ENTRY to shop over 100,000 ski & snowboard items!  Nowhere else in Minnesota will you find a bigger selection of your favorite winter sport gear!

Sale Dates & Hours:
Friday, September 27th – 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, September 28th – 9:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, September 29th – 10:00am to 12:00pm

OR jump to the front of the line by taking advantage of FIRST TRACKS!  Shop before we open up to the general public on Friday, September 22nd from Noon-2pm. Access the great deals before the crowds.  Only $20 for FIRST TRACKS accessPay at door – No advanced reservation required *FREE ENTRY for youth 16 or under with a paid FIRST TRACKS adult entry!

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Selling Your Items FAQ

Buck Hill Ski Racing Club is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any consigned equipment.

How do I sell my used equipment at the Tent Sale? Expand Sellers Drop Off Dates & Hours:
Sunday – 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday – 4:00pm to 8:00pm I was a previous seller, can I use my account for this year? Expand How do I know if my items sold? Expand

You can track your sales via your MyCM account. Check your account after 2pm on Sunday. If all of your items have sold, we will mail a check to you at the address you used for your MyCM account. If you have items that did not sell you will need to return to Buck Hill between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday to claim your items.

What if I can’t make it back to pick up my unsold items? Expand

If you’re unable to claim your unsold items on Sunday, between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  After that date remaining items will be donated.

Will you help me price my gear? Expand

Equipment drop off this year is intended to minimize person-to-person contact, hence we can not offer in-person pricing guidance.

Pricing Guide for this year’s Buck Hill Ski Racing Club Tent Sale ​

Thank you for your interest in selling your item with us this year! The proceeds of our sale benefit the non-profit Buck Hill Ski Racing Club. Our pricing structure is as follows: $5 per item to place into the sale and a 20% commission if the item sells. Unfortunately this year, we will not be able to offer on the spot pricing guidance during item check in. Please see “How To Sell An Item At The 2020 Buck Hill Tent Sale” Document at ​​.

Our goal is to sell your item at a price you’re comfortable with. Some people are selling to declutter and are less concerned with price, while others are upgrading equipment and want a fair price for their good used equipment. We want to help you find the price that works for you.

With that in mind, here are some general guidelines:

-Most shoppers at our swap are looking for a great deal. They may not necessarily be looking for equipment, but they are stopping by to see what’s available. They may only buy if something really jumps out at them.

-We sell lots of junior skis. Ski and Snowboard equipment for children around age 12 and under is plentiful, both new and used. It’s not uncommon to see used boots for $25 and skis/boards for $50 or less for this age group.

-Adult equipment that is not high end is worth about half its new cost if it is in good shape and not more than 5 years old.

-Adult equipment that is more than 7 years old, or is in poor condition, will not sell unless priced very aggressively. Think under $50. We do ask that if your equipment is broken in any way that you not place it for sale. We are obligated to reject any unsafe equipment.

-True racing skis and poles are generally popular due to many club racers, high school racers and adult league racers. A race ski in good condition that is reasonably new can go for up to 75% of its original price. Of course, the best deals will sell fast, but as the sale progresses, the supply dwindles but the demand is still there.

-Used Clothing & Jackets have to be priced very aggressively. The only exception is for GS racing suits which can be sold for $100+ if in good shape and within 3 years old.

-Helmets may be placed for sale if they’re not damaged. A generic snow sports helmet should be priced under $20 if it is in good shape. A racing helmet that is in good shape can be priced around $50.

-We would be happy to help you price your specific items. Send an email to ​

Who benefits from the proceeds of the Buck Hill Tent Sale? Expand

The Buck Hill Tent Sale is the largest fundraiser for the Buck Hill Ski Racing Club.  The Club is a non-profit fundraising and support entity formed to advance and maintain the Buck Hill Racing Team as one of the premier junior alpine racing teams in the country.  Click Here for more information on the Buck Hill Ski Racing Team.

The Buck Hill Tent Sale is the largest fundraising event of the Buck Hill Ski Racing Club. The Club is a fundraising and support entity formed to advance and maintain the Buck Hill Ski Racing Team as the premier junior alpine racing team in the country. The organizational effort and funds generated by the Club are directed to support the Team Objectives set by Head Coach Erich Sailer.

Because the expenses associated with running a premier ski program exceed the fees paid by team members, the Club was formed to raise money to bring the Buck Hill ski program to its highest level. Funds raised by the Club are directed to:

1. Support our club members, at all levels, as they set and strive to achieve their individual goals. This includes:

  • Recruiting, developing and retaining world-class coaches;
  • Providing access to alternative training not available at Buck Hill (e.g. G.S., Mountain/Camps and physical training);
  • Equipment, training tools and facility improvements that advance all racers with the best on hill experience possible.

2. Support the development of nationally and internationally competitive skiers who support the club values, coaching staff and benefit the entire club by providing competition, demonstration and lower points. This includes:

  • Travel expenses for coaches who support Club athletes as they advance to FIS competitions and prestigious races that include Junior Olympics, National Championships and International Championships;
  • Support for select racers who travel out of division to National and International Championship Events as ambassadors of the Buck Hill Ski Team.

3. Advancing the sport of alpine racing regionally, divisionally and nationally which will directly benefit the advancement of our athletes and our program.  This includes:

  • Representation of the club on appropriate Region, Division and National boards and or committees;
  • Promotion and/or recruitment of new athletes to the sport of ski racing;
  • Education and training for parents of our athletes, on and off-hill.

Lindsey Vonn was a Buck Hill Team member for a number of years until she moved to Colorado as a J3. She has been on the National Team for 11 years and a two time Olympian. Lindsey won 2 silver medals at the 2007 World Championships, two gold medals in the 2009 World Championship nnd a silver medal in the 2011 World Championships.   She won the overall World Cup title in 2009 & 2010, and she was 2nd in 2011.  Lindsey has won more World Cup races than any other American woman!

Michael Ankeny was named to the U.S. Development Team in 2008.  He is a U.S. Junior National Slalom Champion and a member of the 2011 U.S. World Junior Team.  Michael continues to strive toward his ski racing goals as a member of the U.S. Ski Team while attending Dartmouth College.

Kristina Koznick regularly placed in the top ten overall World Cup Slalom standings and has five World Cup wins to her credit! She had her best year in 2001-2002, finishing 2nd overall in the World Cup Slalom rankings. She’s also a four-time US National Championship Slalom champion! Kristina skied in the Olympics in 1998, 2002, and 2006, and was a member of the World Championship Team in 1997, 1999 and 2001. Kristina retired from ski racing following the 2006 Olympics as one of our country’s most successful ski racers.

Over the years, dozens of college scholarships have been awarded to Buck Hill Ski racers to major colleges and universities in the United States. Hundreds of local and national races have been won by Buck Hill racers. At the Junior Olympics and previous Junior Nationals, a total of 68 gold medals, 47 silver medals, and 32 bronze medals have been won by our racers. Cory Carlson, Lori Greeley, Susan Holes, Mike Meleski, Biere Marceau, Joe Levins, Tim Hanson, Kristina Koznick, Martina Sailer, Tasha Nelson, Lindsey Vonn, Sterling Grant, and Michael Ankeny were or currently are on the US Ski Team. Over 100 FIS races were won by Buck Hill team members over the last 30 years.

Does consigned equipment have to meet any standards? Expand

Yes. Equipment must meet minimum acceptable standards set by Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Tent Sale.   In short, very old skis will not sell and are not likely to have the bindings indemnified.  Manufacturers will not stand behind indemnified bindings and ski shops will probably refuse to work on them.  There is no longer an official indemnified list but you can find a partial listing at for 2017-18. The 2016-17 list is also available here. Equipment found to be damaged or in bad repair may be removed from the sale. Clothing must be clean and in good condition.

I want to change a price on an item I already consigned, what do I need to do? Expand

Prices cannot be changed after they have entered the swap.

Will you accept donations? Expand

Yes- assuming the equipment meets the Tent Sale acceptable standards.  You may donate the skis by dropping them off at Buck Hill during one of item check in times on Sunday, September 19 from 4-8pm or on Thursday, September 23 from 4-8pm.

Are donations tax deductible? Expand

Yes. Buck Hill Ski Racing Club is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. We are happy to provide a receipt for donated items.

Shopping the sale FAQ

What kind of items might I find at the Tent Sale? Expand

New and used ski and snowboard equipment, accessories, winter apparel, and outerwear for adults and children at bargain discount prices.

Examples: all types and sizes of skis (race, twin tips, all-mountain, powder), bindings, ski boots and poles. Snowboards, bindings, and boots.  Helmets, goggles, ski clothing, jackets, ski pants, parkas, speed suits, outerwear, hats, gloves, neck-ups, headbands, long underwear base layers, fleeces, turtlenecks and more.

Who sells items at the Tent Sale? Expand

Several leading retail ski and snowboard shops and dealerships participate in the swap and have new or gently used items at incredible discounts.  Individuals can also sell their used, outgrown or no longer needed ski and snowboard equipment for sale on consignment.

Our dealers include;

Pierce Skate & Ski | Wayne’s | Top Dog | Fitzharris | Hi Tempo | GearWest

What brands of ski and snowboard equipment do you carry? Expand

Our inventory varies from year to year, but we usually have all major brands of skis and snowboards represented at the tent sale. This includes Atomic, Rossignol, Fischer, K2, Head, Nordica, Dynastar, Blizzard, Elan, Hart, Kastle, Salomon, Volkl, Lange, Tecnica, Tyrolia, Marker and Look for alpine ski equipment. Burton, K2, Ride, Lib Tech, Gnu, CAPiTA, Forum, DC, Rome, and Rossignol for snowboard equipment.

What brands of ski and snowboard apparel and outerwear do you carry? Expand

Our inventory varies from year to year and with a variety of dealers participating the brands are really too numerous to list but to mention a few: Columbia, Patagonia, Spyder, Descente, The North Face, Mountain Hardware, Oakley, Burton, Merrell, and Marker.  Dealer information on the Meet Our Dealers page.

When is the sale? Expand

The Tent Sale hours are:

We will have early entry with First Tracks for only $20.  The tent will open up to the general public at 2 pm.

  • Friday, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

What payment methods do you accept? Expand

We accept cash and credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover. We will accept cash but will NOT accept personal checks.

Thank you to our dealers partners! Expand

This is the sale – with over 100,000 items to choose from!  We are thankful to all of our great dealer partners that make this sale happen year-after-year.  Without their support, we could not put on this fundraising event and provide the support to the Buck Hill Ski Racing Club.  The gold level club has developed many World Cup and Olympic athletes over the year.

Fitzharris has been serving St. Cloud and Central Minnesota for 60 years.  There staff has a passion for winter sports.   It doesn’t matter if you are new to skiing or a seasoned veteran, they have the right gear for you.

For over half a century Hi-Temp Sports played with every piece of equipment and clothing they offer so they can say with certainty how it works and whether it’s right for you. Every day they get their hands dirty custom fitting ski boots, tuning skis or working on kayaks or sailboats. They offer their expertise on the sports equipment they offer, products, and services they offer you.

Pierce Skate and Ski is a family owned and operated specialty store that stresses customer service in today’s rapidly changing retail landscape. Their Pro Staff abides by the following mission statement, “To provide the finest in equipment, clothing, and service to our customers through our own active participation and passion for the sports that we sell.”

Wayne’s Ski and Cycle serves the Mason City, IA area carrying a large assortment of winter products including winter apparel, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing equipment.

Top Dog Sports hails from Utah and this will be their first year as a vendor at the sale.  They provide the latest in ski and racing gear for skiers in the Park City area.  Welcome!

If we did not answer your question, please feel free to send us an email with the link below.


We are located at Buck Hill Ski Area in the parking lot. You cannot miss our tents. Take Interstate 35 to the County Rd 46 / 162nd St exit and head West. Take an immediate right on Buck Hill Rd. Go 0.9 Miles and we are located on the left.


15400 Buck Hill Rd

Burnsville, MN 55306

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