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From its humble start in the Club President's basement over 50 years ago, 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.

2020 Calgary New & Used Ski Sale Cancelled


The Calgary New & Used Ski Sale has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel its 2020 event due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and volunteers is always our No. 1 priority. Our team considered various solutions in order to support our three non-profit organizations: the Canadian Ski Patrol, Calgary Zone; the Lake Louise Ski Club, and the Calgary Ski Club; however, we came to the conclusion that cancelling the event was the best and safest decision for this season.

We deeply regret that we are unable to host the 2020 Calgary New & Used Ski Sale, but we would like to encourage you to support your local ski shops and continue to celebrate winter safely this upcoming season. We look forward to seeing you in 2021, when the Calgary New & Used Ski Sale will be held October 22 to 24, 2021 at Max Bell Centre.

2021 dates below. Watch for updates and new extended sale hours to be posted soon.



The ski sale takes place at the Max Bell Centre, Memorial Drive and Barlow Trail,  1001 Barlow Trail S.E. Calgary.

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.

Equipment Drop-Off
Wednesday, October 20     5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 21          5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Ski Sale & Show
Friday, October 22               5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23       10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24          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 24         10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Payment and Reclaim of unsold items
Sunday. October 24          6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Adults $TBD
Children 16 & Under – Free!  
Free Parking!


While a number of committees meet year round to organize  this event the work begins in earnest a few weeks prior to 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 equipment from the public and ski shops.  Items are appraised or scanned and inventory is placed on the sales floor.

Then cashiers, ticket wicket, safety, information security, food, public relations and more all 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 into storage for next year.


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


  1. As a Calgary Ski club member, the proceeds of this sale pays for administration and allows us to subsidize events and trips.  We need people to volunteer in order 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,  15 volunteer points for each hour worked which may be used to pay for Ski Club events.  1 point = 1 dollar.  Volunteering Pays
  4. It is a lot of fun.
  5. You get a coveted Calgary New & Used Ski Sale T-shirt.

Calgary ski sale area