Willi's Swap and Sale answers
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GregKlein
August 15, 2006
Member since 07/26/2005 🔗
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Since our mailer went out I have received several questions that we did not. I'm sorry if this is the wrong area to post in.

Swap Equipment drop off:
You can drop off the equipment on Thursday and Friday at Dulles Expo Center. Our store in Fairfax will be closed Thursday thru Sunday. There is no charge at all. All Clubs, Ski Schools and Patrols are eligible.
Rocky Mountain Tours, "The Western Ski Travel Specialists" will be on hand at Wilil's Chantilly Ski & Board Sale at the Dulles Expo Center, and you can sign up to win a trip for two to a western resort, including airfare, lodging and lift tickets. Also the first 50 shoppers on Friday get a free Willi's T-shirt.
OTHER PRIZES
Trip for Two to Western Resort including Airfare, Lodging, & Lift Tickets
Two Season Passes for Liberty/Roundtop/Whitetail
Overnight Ski Package to Seven Springs
Season Pass for Wisp
20 Pair of Lift Tickets to Snowshoe
10 Pair of Lift Tickets to Timberline
Four Pair of Lift Tickets to Wintergreen
Marker Jacket
Glen Plake will be on hand for both days of Willi's Chantilly Ski & Board Sale--August 18-19 at Dulles Expo Center. He looks forward to signing autographs and talking with the skiers and riders of Northern Virginia and Metro DC. Others, including Rex Wehrman will be there as well.
CELEBRITY APPEARANCE TIMES
FRIDAY 12:30pm - 2:30pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
SATURDAY 11:00am - 2:00pm
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Greg Klein
703 385 7669
Roy
August 16, 2006
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
609 posts
Thanks for the info Greg.

I dropped off some skis yesterday for the swap. You've got a great employee in Luke. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and I think he talked me into a new pair of skis.
comprex
August 16, 2006
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
Quote:


I dropped off some skis yesterday for the swap. You've got a great employee in Luke. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and I think he talked me into a new pair of skis.




ditto. Except liners.
tromano
August 17, 2006
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
Oh snap! Is it that time of year again?
JimK - DCSki Columnist
August 17, 2006
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,693 posts
Appreciate the reminder on this from Willi/Greg. Hard to pass up the chance to meet Plake, plus I'm big into swaps. Might try to go on Saturday.
SCWVA
August 17, 2006
Member since 07/13/2004 🔗
1,051 posts
Anyone going to be there tomorrow afternoon? I hope to stop by sometime on Friday to check it out.

Comprex, PM if you're planning on going in the afternon. If you're gonna be there, I could always use your gear expertise.
wojo
August 18, 2006
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
306 posts
How was it?? Did you see Glenn P and get a shirt?

Real question - are their lots of kids boots (but not 20 years old)? Can you give some prices too . . . may go tommorrow based on responses
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
August 18, 2006
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,097 posts
Not sure how to describe...sort of like the "Dilly in Chantily", maybe a little smaller. Had lots of discounted clothes, tons on new boots, some accessories (goggles, gloves, socks, bags, carrying cases, etc.) and reps from Liberty/Roundtop/Whitetail, Wisp, Timberline, 7 Springs, Blue Knob (table set up for Snowshoe but no one there).
In general it thought prices a tad high...but who knows with todays manufacturing prices. Limited number of used skis, boards, etc. Tons of kids clothing.
All in all a fun time...great to get out of the heat and "back on the slopes"!!!! The celebrities as promised were there.
Enjoy,
The Colonel
Enjoy
tromano
August 18, 2006
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
I hit up the swap after work. Madeline ended up getting a discounted orage parka, nice pickup IMO. There was tons of clothing. And tons of last years ski equipment some at fairly reasonable prices. I talked to the atomic rep who was there for an hour about the Izor 9:7 and the SX:B5, and the Volkl Allstar as well. My T50 5* are getting sorta worn. However Ia m still on my grad-student budget until may meaning that if I cna get the T50s to last for one more season then that one more BIG western trip I can afford!

Still looking to get some new boots, I tried on a few pair at the swap. It looks like my current Sollys are at least 1 full size too big and this is probably contributing to my alignment problems. I called ski cnter but the brians aren't available for at least another month! Damn preseason blues.

I did get meet Glenn, he was very nice. Apparently he has never gotten to go sight seeing in DC, but he did hit up Wisp and White tail durring the big blizzard in '02. Awesome story IMO.
Roy
August 19, 2006
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
609 posts
I bought a pair of Nordica Hot Rod Nitrous skis ($682 w/ binding). The ski selection was comparable to the typical Dilly but overall there was not as much inventory. The good part is there was a lot more walking around room than there has ever been at the Dilly. Didn't seem claustrophobic.

The people were much more friendly and helpful. They didn't seem as stressed as the typical Dilly employee (however I did go real early so there was not as many people in front of me to stress everyone out).
comprex
August 19, 2006
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
SCWVA, sorry, spent the afternoon in ER after I punched through the plantar fascia with a hay fork.

Some twit who shall go un-named had left it next to the compost heap. One careless backstep. . .

The SO went and found really good deals on mid level jackets, so I was there vicariously I guess. She mentioned an Anomaly showing Nov. 4th?
Chad
August 21, 2006
Member since 12/12/2000 🔗
270 posts
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She mentioned an Anomaly showing Nov. 4th?




yeah they were handing out flyers. here are the details...

http://activities.tjhsst.edu/snowboard/
Steve
September 13, 2006
Member since 02/15/2006 🔗
160 posts
We went to the Willi's swap several weekends ago. Not as big as the expo in November, but a lot of nice sales folks as others have said.

We won an overnight at Wisp with 2 days of lift tickets and 2 lift tickets to Wintergreen! Woohoo! It pays to enter some of the drawings. Thanks Willi's.

Steve
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
September 13, 2006
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,097 posts
I won two days of midweek lift tickets at Timberline. Not a whole lot, but better than a thump in the back with a rock!
And what did I have to do to win....simply attend the Willi's ski sale and show.
Thanks,
The Colonel
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