Skis, snowshoes, poles, boots, bindings.
All are necessary to tackle the snowy trails in and around Prince George and the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is making all that gear a little more affordable this weekend.
The club's annual ski swap of used gear is on for this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Caledonia headquarters at Otway Nordic Centre, just west of the city at 8141 Otway Road.
People wanting to sell their gear on consignment can drop it off at the Rotary Lodge on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Equipment not sold should be picked up Saturday between
3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The club will collect a 20 per cent commission on sold equipment, which will fund its winter programs.
This is the last weekend for early-bird pricing on club memberships, which allow access to the cross-country and snowshoeing trails at Otway.
Early-bird prices, which include Cross-County B.C. memberships are: Skiing - adult/senior, $197; junior with adult membership, $49; junior without adult, $130; full-time student/adaptive skier, $130; family of four, $456. Snowshoeing - adult/senior, $77; junior with adult, $43; junior without adult, $49.
Cash, cheque or credit card will be accepted Saturday for membership payments.
The Caledonia club will host the 2019 world para nordic skiing championships (cross-county and biathlon), Feb. 15-24.
More information is available on the website, www.