Our annual gear swap (November 6 – 7) has gone online this year as COVID-19 capacity limits make an in-person event unfeasible. Board member Brent Ehlers has put together some great advice whether you are choosing the online ski swap, buying used gear privately, or shopping at a local sports store.
Understanding fit and sizing is very important if you are buying privately. Some stores that sell Nordic gear may not be great at sizing gear either, so it is a good idea to have a basic understanding.
A blog created by Roy Davidson, who used to be a 100 Mile Nordics coach has very good posts about how to size Nordic gear and where to purchase it. Visit Roy’s blog at www.xcskiguy.ca.
How to List Your Gear on the Nordics Facebook page
Stores with New and Used Gear
Cariboo Source for Sport
Spoke + Motion; Cycle Logic (have locations in Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George as well, but those locations may not have nordic gear)
Consignor Sports (new and used)
Atmosphere (ask for Lisa, she is Overland Ski Club coach)
Dolson’s Source for Sports; Sport Chek
Stussi Sport (have a kids buyback program)
Stride and Glide Sports
Online Fresh Air Experience
(have locations in Kelowna, Regina, and Ottawa. All with different websites)
Mountain Equipment Company
www.skiwax.ca (wax, skis, poles and roller skis)
Stussi Sport www.stussisport.com
Facebook Groups OSC Used Gear
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628389970794931 (Kamloops Ski club)
Nordic Buy and Sell (North America wide, generally higher end gear)
There are other stores further afield in BC that sell Nordic ski gear as well. A quick Google search can help you find additional options. See you on the slopes!