Ski swap and film fundraiser returns to CMU
Monday, October 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Colorado Mesa University is helping winter sport enthusiasts get ready for the season with back-to-back events over two weekends in November. Every year, Powderhorn National Ski Patrol (NSP) trains to maintain Powderhorn Mountain Resort, where Colorado Mesa University’s alpine ski team also happens to train and race. The upcoming Powderhorn NSP Ski and Snowboard Swap Expo helps both organizations have another successful year.
This year’s swap takes place from 6–9pm in the Maverick Pavilion on Nov. 6 and continues the next day from 9am–3pm. Multiple ski and snowboard companies will demonstrate and sell their newest wares. Snow enthusiasts from around the Grand Valley may also sell their used equipment, provided it’s in good condition. Powderhorn Resort will be there selling passes for the upcoming season. Entrance fees to the ski swap and a portion of each sale benefit the NSP.
“We get a lot of vendors to the swap to support the patrol and the community,” said Pat Trimm, patrol representative for Powderhorn NSP. Trimm said that funds help pay for training for patrollers and medical equipment they use on a daily basis.
On Nov. 14, Warren Miller Entertainment’s newest film, Chasing Shadows, will screen in the University Center’s Meyer Ballroom. Proceeds benefit CMU’s alpine ski team.
“It enables us to take a little pressure off,” coach Jack Harbottle said. Each year, the CMU ski team hosts a race at Powderhorn. The whole team also requires ski passes and equipment upkeep materials. Funds raised at the screening supplement allocations from Student Life for these expenses.
Ski swap admission is $10 on Nov. 3 and $3 on Nov. 4. Admission for children ages 12 and under is free. Tickets to attend the film screening are $10 for the general public and $5 for CMU students.
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations