Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap
The 52nd Annual Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap takes place Late October, early November time frame at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. The Ski Swap is the largest equipment Swap in the Pacific Northwest. All proceeds support the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol.
The Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol has been committed to skier safety and education since 1938.
Our patrollers are trained to the highest standards set by the National Ski Patrol system. Each patroller must undergo over 120 hours of classroom, hands-on, and on-the-hill training for initial certification, plus annual refresher training sessions, and hands-on training throughout the season. The MSSP has alpine & telemark skiers, snowboarders, student patrollers, and non-skiing patrollers, plus a nordic patrol for Mount Spokane State Park nordic ski area.
The Ski Swap is the primary source of funding for the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Monies generated help to offset operating costs and go towards purchasing medical supplies, rescue equipment, and training materials. New patrollers are recruited in the early spring, train in the classroom during the summer and fall, and spend the first year on the mountain in on-hill training. Look for the recruitment posters on the mountain in February if you are interested in joining the MSSP. To help volunteer at the Swap, in return for early shopping on Friday night, please register for shifts by clicking here. If you would like to support the MSSP with a tax-deductible donation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.