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Nov 6th: Avon Backcountry Only Ski Swap

Avon Backcountry Ski Swap is Back

We started this awesome event 10 years ago and it has grown every year. Dozens of skiers would wait outside as we were setting up to get first dibs on gear. In the time of the Coronavirus we have been so busy that we thought we may take a year off, but after some careful planning we have made this event bigger than ever. 

Buying used gear is a great way to get into the sport of ski touring, but it is tough to know what to buy. Unlike shopping on the online swaps, at Cripple Creek Backcountry you get a curated collection of current gear, carefully looked over to make sure the gear is safe. Not only that we offer a seldom found guided shopping experience to work with a ski touring or split-boarding expert to make sure even the used gear is right for you. 

Schedule your Used Gear Appointments here

If you are selling gear!

This is a great opportunity to get into the sport without spending thousand of dollars and an incredible time to upgrade as we give you 110% of the money your gear sells for. That means sell a pair of skis for $500 and we will give you $550 in store credit. Or you can walk with 70% cash which is 10% higher than our normal consignment rate. The 110% must be used for new this years gear.

With that being said, this event has only succeeded in years past because of the engagement of the community. The more people come to the swap, the better chance you have of getting in the right gear for you at an awesome price.

Help us spread the word and share with a friend

If you plan on attending, please go ahead and fill out our surveyso we can have you in the system when you arrive. 

If you are buying gear!

This year the event will be entirely outside.

6 boot fitting stations spread out for 1 on 1 attention with on our staff.

All gear over $700 will be uploaded to our used gear page for online shopping.

Private used gear consultations all week before the shop. Book now!

ski swap inventory

Some of our inventory from last years Avon Ski Swap


Living in the mountains it is a constant cycle. The cycle of the seasons and the cycle of cleaning out the gear closet just to fill it up again. Get stoked for the ski season with gear, beer, and coffee because winter is coming! 


5 Responses



November 10, 2020

What are the hours for the gear swap in Denver????

Karen L Garcia

Karen L Garcia

November 01, 2020

Holly Rainville, I have a pair of 22.5 Scarpa F1s. Bought last year, only wore 3 x. Not right for my foot after all.

George Trantow

George Trantow

November 01, 2020

What time does the Swap open in Carbondale?

Holly Rainville

Holly Rainville

October 25, 2020

Looking for women’s small sized boots, 22.5? And BC bindings. Also , Nordic boots and 180 cm waxless touring skis

Emily murray

Emily murray

October 05, 2018

If anyone brings Dynafit women’s manaslu 176 with dynafit bindings to your sale please let me know. Mine were stolen late last season at Sunlight. 🙏

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