Ski Swap to Benefit Snow Trails Patrol

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What’s better to usher in the winter season but a great sale? Snow Trails and Snow Trails Ski Patrol bring you the annual SKI SWAP on November 11th-13th benefiting the volunteer Ski Patrol organization. For those that have never been to one, picture it as a large Ski & Snowboard Tag Sale. The event will be held this year as a fund raiser for the non-profit group that operates in cooperation with Snow Trails.

What’s better to usher in the winter season but a great sale? Snow Trails and Snow Trails Ski Patrol bring you the annual SKI SWAP on November 11th-13th benefiting the volunteer Ski Patrol organization. For those that have never been to one, picture it as a large Ski & Snowboard Tag Sale. The event will be held this year as a fund raiser for the non-profit group that operates in cooperation with Snow Trails.

The event gives skiers and snowboarders a chance to buy, or sell, new or gently used equipment. The event is free and open to the public. The cost to the seller is one dollar per item with 20% of the sale price going to the Snow Trails Ski Patrol. For the best selection, sellers and shoppers should arrive early. The Patrol will also be providing brats and beverages on Saturday starting at 11:00am. The event is free and open to the public the following hours:

-November 11th - 13th, 2005

-Friday: 5:00-9:00pm

-Saturday: 10:00-6:00pm

-Sunday: 11:00-5:00pm

The Snow Trails Ski Patrol consists of over 100 dedicated volunteers providing on-hill safety and off-hill education at Snow Trails. They are members of the National Ski Patrol system. Their mission is to serve the skiing public, without charge in the rescue and first aid treatment of the injured, offering this service in a courteous manner, affording the best public relations possible for Snow Trails and the skiing/boarding public.

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) was founded in 1938, and has evolved into one of the largest outdoor-winter rescue organizations in the world. It is composed of more than 28,500 members serving over 600 patrols including volunteer, paid, alpine, snowboard and Nordic throughout the United States and certain military areas in Europe. The NSP membership provides countless years of service and devotion to the skiing community by providing safety education, emergency care, and rescue services.

In 1980, the National Ski Patrol was recognized as a Federal Charter by the United States Congress. This is a coveted endorsement that only a few other American institutions, such as the Red Cross, the YMCA, and the Boy Scouts, have earned. The Charter stipulates the promotion of safety and health in skiing and other outdoor winter recreational activities. The NSP reports directly to Congress.

Snow Trails Ski Resort has been serving Ohio since 1961. There are seven lifts serving 16 runs, including three terrain parks on 50 acres. The Resort boasts being Ohio’s first and finest since it has a reputation of many Midwest firsts, including being Ohio’s first ski area. The ski season runs December through March, weather and skier traffic permitting. The resort is located off Interstate 71 south of Mansfield, OH on Possum Run road.

For more information call 800-OHIO-SKI or visit the website at http://www.snowtrails.com

Snow Trails

PO Box 1456 Mansfield OH 44901

419-774-9818

800-OHIO-SKI

snowtrails.com

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Samantha Rufo