Get Ready for Ski Season with the Ski Patrol Ski Swap!

Winter is just around the corner, and with it, ski season. As the owner of Cash Flow Plus, I am proud to provide merchant services for the Annual Ski Swap, a fundraiser to benefit the Ski Liberty Ski Patrol. The swap takes place this Sunday, October 30, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ski Center, located at 4300 Fordham Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. The rain date is Saturday, November 5. Ski and snowboard enthusiasts can buy or sell used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing at this event, which is the D.C. area’s largest ski swap.

The Ski Liberty Ski Patrol is part of the National Ski Patrol System, Inc., a non-profit organization formed in 1938 and dedicated to promoting skiing and snowboarding safety throughout the country. The NSP has a Ski Patrol presence at 98% of the ski resorts in the United States. There are about 27,000 NSP members nationwide, with 120 members at Ski Liberty. The Ski Liberty Ski Patrol, founded in 1974, is a member of the NSP. Some of its members have been patrolling the same mountain since the 1970s.

Members of the Ski Patrol are volunteers who donate their time and expertise to provide aid and assistance, at no cost, to injured skiers and boarders throughout the United States. The NSP’s premier outdoor emergency care course is used to educate ski patrollers throughout the world.

The annual Ski Swap at the Ski Center is the Ski Patrol’s only source of income – the proceeds from the swap support their tireless first-aid efforts, purchase training equipment, and cover expenses in conducting training courses for Patrol members.

If you are interested in attending the swap, here are some guidelines:

  • If you are selling items, registration begins at 9:00 AM.
  • Return by 3:30 PM to pick up unsold items. Items not picked up by 3:30 PM will be considered donated to the Ski Patrol.
  • Pay by credit card, cash or check.
  • You will receive a check in the mail for any sold items less a 20% commission from the Ski Patrol. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your check.
  • For easy ample parking on Swap Day, turn on 50th Street from Massachusetts Avenue and use the large parking lot behind the office buildings.
  • Boots and bindings over 10 years old cannot be sold.

Whether you are a skier or a boarder, there is something for everyone! Come out and support the Ski Patrol! They’re there when you need them!

Timothy J. Manleyis the owner of Cash Flow Plus, Inc., an electronic payments company in Edgewater, MD. He is also a Charter Member with the Village Connector Online Community Newspaper. You can reach Tim at 301-873-0470 or via email at