Ski Swap takes over TC West gym

Families were able to purchase affordable skiing equipment at the Ski Swap.

For over 35 years, the Grand Traverse Ski Clubâ??s Ski and Snowboard Swap event has been a sign of winter approaching.

The Traverse City West Middle School gymnasium was full of winter sports equipment, from skis and snowboards, to ice skates and snowshoes! The weekend-long event allowed people to drop off their used equipment on Friday night, then opened the gym up to repurchase the equipment on Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers say that the goal is to provide affordable equipment for Northern Michigan, and that itâ??s a great time for whole families to prepare for winter sports.

All proceeds from the swap go toward the Grand Traverse Ski Club, a nonprofit organization that supports youth skiing

The Ski and Snowboard Swap is held every year on the third weekend of November.