Participating Snowsport Shops
The following Shops have been an essential part of the Newport Ski Swap for many years. If you are in their area and you need some adjustments or tuning for gear purchased at the Newport Ski Swap, go see them for a great deal.
15 (37) years, Issaquah, Gerk's Ski & Cycle *Gerk has participated since 1989 via Sports Exchange, Bothell Bike & Ski, Gerk's Bike & Ski, Redmond (formerly Alpine Hut, now Edge & Spoke), Gerk (Brian)
Not Participating this year - 14 (37) years, Kenmore, Bothell Ski & Bike, Greg & John (formerly run by Phil Doerflein & Gerk)
32 years Enumclaw Ski & Mountain, Joe
34 years, Walla Walla, Dusty's Ski & Snowboard Shop (formerly also of Seattle), Betty, Mike, Jon...
22 years, Tacoma, West Coast Board and Ski, Jamie, Rachael
No longer with the swap - 17 years, Wenatchee, Liquidation Sports, Stan, Retired
- 8 (12) years, Redmond, Edge and Spoke (formerly Alpine Hut & Gerks Bike & Ski), Venny (Brian)
Equipment & Clothing - A Swap is a family opportunity. It is the one place that parents can go to get used or low cost new gear for those just starting, new or used higher end gear for their intermediates, and new or used expert gear for themselves and their advanced skiers and snowboarders. The ski and snowboard stores help us by providing quality new and quality used equipment (from their rental fleets.)
Quality help for gear selection - The ski and snowboard stores provide many trained and experienced personnel to help the shoppers find the right gear at the right price. They soon get to know the available gear, both used and new and where it is and they also know what questions to ask you so they can match gear your requirements.
Honest help - Based on the skier or snowboarder's requirements, the sales support staff will help select the appropriate gear. For the novice skier/rider who is only going to the mountain 2-4 times, that will likely be used gear (high value for dollars spent). For the intermediate skier/rider who will be going 8+ times, it will likely be new gear or quality used gear (again high value for the dollars spent). The point is, no matter who they work for, they will help you, the customer, select the gear that best meets your requirements.