Friday, September 01, 2006

Ski gear time....

I know, the leaves haven't even turned, but this weekend is the time to start thinking about ski deals. Now is when a loft of ski shops sell off last year's stock and rental gear. You'll often pay half as much as you would at retail. So if you really need something, don't wait.

Here's what's going on...

Ski Rex kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs through Monday, 2454 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs

Sniagrab starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and runs through the three-day weekend at two Gart Sports locations: 1409 N. Academy Blvd. and 7730 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs

The gang over at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., say the downtown shop's current sale includes snow gear, so don't leave the local guys off your shopping list.

There's an annual sale going on at our REI, 1376 E. Woodmen Road, but it began days ago, so some prime gear may already be gone.

It's probably well picked-over (it started Aug. 25), but the ski and snowboard clearance sale continues through Monday at the Denver REI, 1416 Platte St. The gear swap is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. If you're selling old gear, cost is $10 a table (call 1-303-756-3100 by Thursday). If you're buying, take cash.

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