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Snowhaven Ski Swap coming up Nov. 18-19

GRANGEVILLE — The Snowhaven Ski Swap will be held at the Grangeville Armory this year due to a conflict at the high school, on Nov. 18-19. Consignments will be accepted on Nov. 18, 5-6 p.m. and the sale will open 6-7:30 p.m. On Nov. 19, consignments will be accepted 8-9 a.m. with the sale to run 9-11 a.m. Consignments will not be accepted after the sale has started. All consigned items will be assessed a 20 percent fee. Checks for consigned items will be sent to the owners after the sale.

Family season passes are offered for $550, a discount of $100, on the day of the sale only. Punch cards, $150, a $20 discount, are offered on the day of the sale only. Daily ticket prices have increased by $2. The regular price of a punch card will now be $170.

As has been the case the past four years, an equipment dealer will be selling during the swap.

Contact Scott Wasem, 507-1923.

Snowhaven seeking three lift operators

GRANGEVILLE — Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area manager Scott Wasem told the Free Press Nov. 14 that the facility has retained most of the staff that was on hand last winter.

Snowhaven, with help from numerous private organizations, has developed a new “crows nest” — an 8x8 heated structure atop a cargo container where the operator at the top of the mountain will work.

“We don’t pay much but we’ve tried to increase it,” Wasem said. “We’re up to $8 an hour. Ticket sales cover wages and all our expenses. We’re part of the Idaho Ski Association, so workers can ski free or reduced mid-week at places all over the state.”


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