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Calgary New & Used Ski Sale

From its humble start in the Club President's basement in 1963, the ski sale has grown to be the largest event of its kind in Canada, widely anticipated by skiers looking for bargains. The ski sale is co-hosted by the local Canadian Ski Patrol and the Lake Louise Ski Club.
Here is a note we recently received from Jean Robinson, one of the founders of the Ski Sale:

First year we handled $300.00 of equipment….
2nd year it was.          $1,000.00.    “
3rd. year   it was.        $3,000.00.     “
4th year.    it was.      $10,000.00.    and had become too much for me to count!
We had the local Ski shops helping us by this time, and brought in the CSPS and then the Lake Louise Ski Club. under Dee Reed.  (Ken’s mother) while I was there.
 Pleased it is still doing so well.      Carry on.  !
Jean Robinson

The record breaking 2022 sale is now over and we are busy planning for the 2023 Calgary New & Used Ski Sale.  Dates and details to be updated shortly.

The Calgary New & Used Ski Sale, Canada's largest ski sale, organized and held since 1963, is a crucial fundraiser for three Calgary non-profit charitable clubs; the Calgary Ski Club, the Canadian Ski Patrol – Calgary Zone, and the Lake Louise Ski Club. We welcome 10,000 patrons over three days to access 20,000 consigned skis, boots, snowboards, nordic equipment, winter clothing and related gear worth an aggregate of $2 million. Proceeds support and enable the Calgary region's ski and snowboard community.

Thank you for your continued support of the Calgary New & Used Ski Sale.

2023 dates


The ski sale occurs at the Max Bell arena.


Selling used equipment?

Preregister your items at Preregistration. Bring the registration form along with your items to the Equipment Drop-Off on Wednesday or Thursday.


Details to be updated shorted.
Equipment Drop-Off

Wednesday, October 18,  5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19 , 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Ski Sale & Show

Friday, October 20,  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 , 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October  22  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Looking for a bargain?

Red-Tag Half-Price Sale - items marked with a red tag are 1/2 price.

Sunday, October 22,  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Payment and Reclaim of unsold items

Sunday, October 22,  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.



Adults $8.00

Children 16 & Under – Free!  

Free Parking!



While several committees meet year-round to organize this event, the work begins in earnest a few weeks before the Sale.


Banners are installed at 8 high traffic locations around the City several weeks before the Sale. Then we test our cabling network and install new cables where necessary. Equipment is moved from storage, the arena is set up to receive consignments from the public and ski shops. Items are appraised or scanned, and inventory is placed on the sales floor.


Then cashiers, ticket wickets, safety, information security, food, public relations, and more come together to make the Sale a success. There is a job for everyone, and in most cases, little or no training is required. Then we have to dismantle everything and move it into storage for next year.



Opportunities are posted on the Ski Sale website and sign up for opportunities begin the Tuesday following Labour Day. Don't worry, we will let you know. 



  1. As a Calgary Ski club member, this sale helps pays for administration and subsidizes events and trips. We need people to volunteer to meet our commitment and receive our share of funding.
  2. Volunteers get access to a pre-sale on Thursday evening after setup and inventory is complete.
  3. We reward Ski Club members who volunteer with volunteer points for each hour worked, which may be used to pay for Ski Club events. 1 point = 1 dollar.  See our Policy page for details.
  4. It is a lot of fun.
  5. You get a coveted Calgary New & Used Ski Sale T-shirt.

2022 Banner shown below.

2023 banner