The Inside Edge — Ski Swap on tap Saturday

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n World Cup — World Cup action resumes in Levi, Finland Nov 17th with both Men’s and Women’s Slalom competition. Meantime our local athletes are wrapping up strength training and waxing their skis for early season camps.

n Ski Swap — And the perfect start place for Winter preparation is the annual Ski Swap. Trade out that old gear and look for something different. Don’t need skis or boards? Then browse through racks of new and used clothing, helmets and goggles. SARS will be hosting the Ski Swap at the Bonner County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 10 so come find that great deal. Equipment turn in for sale will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. There will be a small consignment fee for items sold. Sales will be Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pick-up for unsold items and checks will be between 5-7 p.m. on Saturday. Entry to the Swap costs $2 per person, or $5 for a family.

n Warren Miller Returns — It’s not Winter until the Warren Miller say so. This year’s show, brought to you by the Alpine Shop, will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Get ready to celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Face of Winter, which takes filmgoers on an action-packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Experience the immense energy and travel to some the world’s most exotic winter playgrounds of the Switzerland, New Zealand, British Columbia, Chile, Chamonix, Iceland and Alaska.

The event will include prize drawings during intermission, a silent auction, and drawings for the Independence Racing Team Super Outdoors Raffle, which is currently underway. The raffle features five major prizes, including a Schweitzer unlimited season pass, Mountain Gear camping package, six course golfing package for two, a paddleboard, and a week stay at Pend Oreille Shores. So bring a few extra bucks and win big. Advance show tickets are available at the Alpine Shop for $12. The momvie always sells out, so buy tickets early to guarantee a spot.

n Junior Race Series sign-up — This popular series features free coaching, lots of prizes, lots of kids and lots of fun. Racers meet four Friday evenings in January from 5:30 to 7 p.m. No excuses, come join the fun. Historically we get an 80 percent participant return rate, so you better register now. Entry forms can be found at the Alpine Shop and Sandpoint Sports.

n Potpourri — The Edge will appear every Thursday until April, with all your ski racing news. Any comments, recommendations or contributions to this column may be sent to Shep Snow by email at shep@thesnowschool.com

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