Snow bunnies flock to Spokane ski swap

SPOKANE, Wash. - Snow bunnies flock to Spokane ski swap

The cold temperatures in the forecast mean one thing: ski season is right around the corner. This weekend outdoor enthusiasts stocked up on some great winter gear at Mt. Spokane's Ski Patrol Ski Swap.

"I'm pretty excited about these skis at a rock bottom price," John Winslow said.

Winslow checked out the event for the first time with his family.

"Just wanted to see if I could get a good deal on skis so I can hit up skiing with my boys this winter," Winslow said.

With 23,000 items to choose from, there was something for everyone. The skis, snowboards and boots were for sale at discounted prices.

"We have sold a lot of equipment, a lot of children's items. It's a great place to come for kids who are learning to ski," Jill Stengle with the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol said.

The money raised supports the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol, one of the largest all-volunteer ski patrols in the country.

"All of the money that we make this weekend, goes to buy all our first aid equipment that we use for the season that helps our skiing public," Stengle said.

It also helps families like Mindy Lyons' save some money on ski equipment.

"It's the only way we can afford to go skiing," Lyons said.

Christmas came early for Mindy and her kids. The whole gang stocked up on tons of winter gear.

"It's so nice to just come here and one day get it all done for all six of us," Lyons said.

Now the countdown is on until snow bunnies can hit the slopes and officially test out their new gear!