MARS First Annual Spring Gear Swap

Hello and welcome to the first annual

Montana Alpine Race School Gear Swap!


Saturday, June 17th from 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Kalispell Fairgrounds Country Fair building

$5 entry

Our mission for this event is very simple, to connect people with gear and sporting goods to people who are looking for gear and sporting goods.  It's the ultimate in recycling, community, and helping us to get to know people we don't see in the winter.  In the winter we are very busy.


Here are the must know's for our event.


Wondering what you can sell at our gear swap?  Anything to do with sports or the outdoors.


Hunting Equipment (no firearms or ammunition please). Bow and arrow sets, yes!  We will mark arrow sets with an invoice number matching the bow and keep them behind the desk.


Camping Gear


Bikes and Biking Gear


Fishing Gear. (Leave the tangled line at home please)


Boats, Kayaks, Canoes-anything that floats or relates to water.


Moto Cross Gear.  From bikes to apparel.  Running bikes, and no mechanical parts please.


Golf, Baseball, Skiing, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Frisbee, Soccer, Hockey, Running, Climbing-gear, gear, gear.


Basically, anything sports or outdoor related is great.  Specialty, outdoor specific clothes are welcome.  We aren't interested in your jeans or high heals.


If you are selling gear.

We are here to help you clean out your closet or garage!  Have you been wanting to upgrade that pack or kayak but can't find the time?  Have a bunch of sporting goods the kids have out grown and need some extra cash to replace it.  We are here for you!


Here are the steps.  Fill out the form below in it's entirety including a detailed description of what your selling.  If it has a serial number please include that.  If you have multiple items to sell, just re-click on the form button and describe another item.  On the other end of this someone is inventorying the gear coming in and creating a spreadsheet to track your gear when it is sold.  Please be reasonable with your prices-you and we want to sell your gear.  We also would like to see equipment that is in good condition and useable.  If we see stuff coming through the door on Friday that is in disrepair, we will likely turn it away.


The next step is to come to the Kalispell Fairgrounds Country Fair building on Friday, June 16th at noon until 7:00 PM and drop your gear off.  We will put the price on it and an invoice number from our spread sheet.  When your gear sells, we will notify you via email (we will do our best!)  If you don't get an email, please come by the Fairgrounds building between 4 and 6 pm on Saturday, June 17th and pick up your gear.  Any gear left in the building after 6 pm will be considered a donation to our cause.


What do I do if I have a high dollar, bulky item?  (Boat and trailer, dirt bike, paraglider, fully functioning ready to race rally car?).  Please fill out the form still.  You can bring your item by on Friday or early in the morning on Saturday, between 6:30-8:30 AM.  We'd appreciate it if you notified us in the form if you plan to do this.  This is reserved for big items only.  We have plenty of secure space inside and would like to help you move your big items, we just don't want to move them around. Bringing them early AM on Saturday helps everyone.  This is preferred for boats and trailer, dirt bikes, etc.  Also, if you are planning on moving an item such as this at the Swap feel free to hang out on Saturday and sell your item-talk to prospective buyers, explain your item, even haggle on price.   We want to help you move your stuff!

After the swap, we will issue you a check for the price of your item less 20%.  Then, go upgrade!


If you are a prospective buyer.


Simple.  Come to the Kalispell Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 17th between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, pay the $5 entry fee and browse until you find what you are looking for.


See you on the 16th and 17th!

When:  Friday June 16th (Gear Drop off)

             12pm until 7:00 PM


             Saturday June 17th (SWAP!)

             8:30am - 4:00pm


Where:  Kalispell Fairgrounds Country Fair



Gear Pick Up:

              4 and 6 pm on Saturday, June 17th


Bulky/Large item Drop off:

             Friday: 12 - 7:00PM

             Saturday: between 6:30-8:30 AM


Gear Registration is an online process:

   Fill out 1 form submission for each item you

   would like to sell and submit.  We will contact

   you with an email confirmation.





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Montana Alpine Race School

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Whitefish, MT 59937

(P) 406.270.4768