Beloved Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale to return to Union South Dec. 4-5
After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale will return next month, celebrating 57 years of the time-honored tradition. The Resale will take place at Union South’s Varsity Hall on Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Local and national vendors will sell new and gently used gear at the Resale, such as downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, poles, jackets and other winter recreation equipment at significantly reduced prices. Some of this year’s vendors include:
- Chalet Ski and Patio
- Fitzharris Ski, Bike and Outdoor
- Lakewood Ski and Sport
- Sol Alpine
- Wayne’s Ski and Cycle
In addition to purchasing items from vendors, community members also have the opportunity to bring in their own new and gently used products to sell. Individuals can drop off up to 10 approved items, receive help pricing the items from on-site salespeople and monitor the sale of their items online.
“The Resale is loved by members and the community, since ski equipment is usually very expensive,” Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club President Isabel Ullrich said. “Having the opportunity to buy discounted yet high quality equipment opens up skiing and snowboarding to people who otherwise might not be able to afford to try the sports. We are excited to hold the Resale again and to get more people on the slopes this winter.”
Members of the Hoofer Alpine and Nordic Ski Teams will also offer waxing and sharpening services at the Resale. Waxing or tuning will cost $10 per snowboard or pair of skis.
Proceeds from the Resale help fund the Hoofer Nordic, Alpine and Freestyle Ski Teams, as well as Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club events and outings, including annual free ski trips with local non-profit groups.
The Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club is dedicated to fostering a love of the outdoors and promoting leadership opportunities for University of Wisconsin-Madison students. Members can join the Hoofer Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle Teams; go on trips to local ski hills or larger ski resorts out west; and participate in optional lessons.
The Wisconsin Hoofers is composed of six outdoors clubs, including the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club, and is open to everyone 18 and over. With nearly 2,000 members, Hoofers is one of the oldest and largest student organizations at UW-Madison. From sailing on Lake Mendota to climbing at Devil’s Lake, Hoofers provides opportunities for people of all abilities to learn outdoor skills and enjoy outdoor activities.
More information about the 57th Annual Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale is available at hoofersns.org/resale.