For over 50 years the Sports Lure has offered a kids ski trade-in program.
Below is how this program works:
- It is valid from the time of enrollment until your child is in adult sized equipment – when they are over 120 lbs and in ski boots larger than an adult men’s size 9.
- You purchase the initial Ski Package for $419. At this point you own this equipment. This package includes skis, bindings, boots, poles and helmet. The child may not need poles initially, as they aren’t recommended for kids under 9 years old.
- Whenever you child need larger boots, they can be traded in for larger boots for no cost to you. You will be responsible for any binding adjustment and testing fees required for the “new” boots. Adjustment and testing is usually $20.
- When your child needs larger skis (sometimes every year, but most of the time every other years), you will be responsible for the trade-in cost of skis/bindings. Usually a $50 fee when trading used equipment for used equipment and $75-$100 for trading used equipment for new equipment. This fee pays mostly for the labor of adjusting/testing bindings and fresh tuning and waxing for the year.
- When you child becomes adult sized, you will be able to trade you child’s used equipment towards purchase or lease of any appropriate adult sized equipment. Usually $175 – $200 trade-in value.
This purchase/trade-up program is a great, affordable option for skiing families. It gives your kids access to new/relatively new, well maintained, and properly fitted ski gear every season. This option works very well if:
- You enroll your kids at a young age – under 8 yrs. old.
- You are confident that your family will be in the region while you children are growing up.
- You and your family are avid skiers.
- You are confident that your child will continue to ski while growing up.
We also offer a popular, Season Equipment Lease program. It also gives your kids access to relatively new, well maintained, and properly fitted ski gear every season. This option works well if:
- You are not sure that skiing is an every year family activity (i.e. time conflicts with club sports and school sports).
- You are not sure that you will live in the area long term.
- Your kids are too old to get the full benefit from the purchase/trade-in program.
- You’re not sure that your child wants to ski or snowboard.
- Your child is a fast growing teenager.