New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation by 9tO63Vo


									New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Taconic Region – PO Box 308, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, New York 12580
                 Phone: 845-889-4100     Fax: 845-889-8321

For Immediate Release: (October 5, 2012)                 Media Contact: Karen Melanson
                                                                PR Coordinator
                                                                (845) 889-3880

CARMEL, NY (10/5/12) – The Friends of Fahnestock and the Winter Park will be sponsoring
the 3nd Annual Nordic Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap Sale Sunday, November 3 from
9 am to 2 pm at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) with all proceeds directly
benefiting the popular winter outdoor recreation activities in the park.

 What is a ski swap? Paul Kuznia from the Fahnestock Winter Park (FWP) explains that “skis
are not traded in for new ones. Rather, you bring in old, unused or outgrown skis, boots, poles
and we see if we can sell them for you. If you are in the market for gear, you could also pick up
someone else’s or purchase new equipment.” In regard to older skis with “3 pin bindings” – one
question that always comes up is how to deal these bindings if you want to sell the ski? With a
twist of a screw driver the binding can be removed and the ski can be sold.

Good deals on new classic and skate equipment from previous seasons can be found at the swap.
Other items that could be on sale include snowshoes, ski boxes, XC videos/books and waxing
equipment. Light snacks and beverages will also be available.

To help cover the cost of running the event, a suggested donation of one dollar for each item is
requested. If your equipment sells, the Friend’s of Fahnestock keeps 20% of the sale price to be
used for sales tax and the rest supports the winter outdoor recreation activities at FWP.
Individuals wanting to drop off gear to sell can do so on Fri. - Nov 2, 8:30 am -7 pm, or Sat.
morning - Nov 3, 8-9am.

The TOEC is located in Fahnestock State
Park, between Rte. 9 and the Taconic
Parkway off Rte. 301 and Dennytown Rd.
For further information, contact TOEC at
845.265.3773 or
For directions go to:


                                                      A skier enjoying Fahnestock’s Winter park trails

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