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Spokane Ski Swap in full swing

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2015 Ski Swap ends Sunday. 2015 Ski Swap ends Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol’s annual Ski Swap is underway. You can find good deals on skis, snowboards and other equipment, but the purchases also help keep Mt. Spokane safe.

“Hoping for tons of snow,” says Bob Worthington. “Getting her decked out with skis, boots and poles as well as some other stuff for the family.”

It wasn't hard for Bob and his daughter, Claire, to find something they like.

“I saw these ones and I thought they were really cute because they had little birdies on them,” Claire says.

They see the benefits of the Ski Swap.

“This is huge because first of all you don't have all this stuff going to waste in people's closets and the other thing is the ski patrol is a big part, she actually had an incident where ski patrol helped her out and we appreciated it,” Bob says.

Claire accidentally went down a hill that was too difficult for her.

The event funds everything Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol does year round.

“Buying our first aid equipment, all the stuff we use to make sure Mt. Spokane is safe, and if an emergency does happen, it provides funds for us to be respond,” says Henry Seipp with Ski Patrol.

Bob appreciates the patrol’s work.

“On the way down, while they were looking, they sent everybody out looking for her. She found her way out in the end, so we were very happy,” Bob says.

 If you couldn’t make it out to the fairground on Saturday, you can still go on Sunday from 9 AM – 12 PM. 

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