Upcoming events

    • Fri, October 25, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sat, October 26, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Gould Academy Field House

    The Bethel Outing Club Ski & Snowboard Sale happens the last weekend in October at the Gould Academy Field House, 74 Church Street in Bethel--Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  The BOC Ski Sale has provided a community service for 44 years by bringing new and used equipment from major ski & snowboard shops and local and visiting skiers/snowboarders to one location, with all proceeds benefiting youth outdoor programming that is organized/supported by the Bethel Outing Club. The club keeps 20% of the sale price for each item that you sell and you get the rest. Donations of equipment are also welcome and support BOC's non-profit mission. Any alpine gear that is donated to the sale and is not sold will be available to kids who have received a free ski pass to Sunday River Resort through the River Fund Maine ski scholarship program or to Mt. Abram Ski & Bike Resort through the efforts of Friends of Mt. Abram. We will also get cross-country ski gear to kids who are participating on local school teams or in the Maine West Project Play/MKA program. We are extremely happy to support these efforts. 

    Have a couple of hours to volunteer?  We have volunteer opportunities on Thursday, Oct 24th, Friday, Oct 25th and Saturday, Oct 26th. (Signup link coming later) to sign up to help! We appreciate as many hands as possible! Email Colleen Raymond or phone her at 603-566-7277, if you have any questions.

    3 Ways to Sell Your Items in the Sale (Each item must have a signed & completed ski sale tag.  Bulk sellers please note that there is a $2 surcharge per tag after your 20th item. Please make sure the gear you are selling is safe and in good condition - NO OBSOLETE EQUIPMENT.)

    Used Gear Inventory Sheet December 2023 - Sheet1 (1).pdf

    Sale Tag Inventory Sheet Instructions December 2023 (1).pdf

    1. Until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct 25th only: Beat the rush and tag your gear in advance so all you have to do is drop it off at the sale!  Tags fully completed in advance are free for up to four items & 25 cents each after the 4th item, up to 20 items.  Tags will be available at the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce (207-824-2282, located at 8 Station Place (behind The Gem Theater) and True North Adventureware (207-824-2201) starting October 1st. If you have questions about used gear, please email Sarah Southam.

    2. Tag and drop your gear beginning October 1st at True North Adventureware.  True North has generously agreed to help you tag your items and will bring them to the sale for you.  First 4 tags free as above. Please only use this option if you cannot bring it to the sale on Friday, October 25th, from 3pm to 6pm.

    3. Equipment may also be tagged at the ski & snowboard sale beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th and is subject to a $1 per item tag fee for items that aren’t tagged in advance.  Look for signs designating the entrance for “USED GEAR SALES” at the sale venue.

    Tips: Buyers are looking for bargains, so you may wish to price your items accordingly.  Prices on all personal equipment (e.g., other than equipment brought in by our ski shops) will be reduced by 50% on Saturday.  If your item does not sell on Friday night and you do not wish to have it offered for sale at half price, you must claim it at the close of the sale on Friday night at 9:00 p.m.

    Unsold equipment and checks for sold items must be claimed by presenting each unsold item’s claim ticket between 12:30pm and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th, after the close of the sale.  ITEMS NOT PICKED UP BY 2:00 p.m. SATURDAY WILL BE CONSIDERED DONATIONS TO THE BETHEL OUTING CLUB and/or WILL BE DONATED TO A CHARITY OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF.  Proceeds not claimed will be considered a donation unless you make alternative arrangements.

    Special Information for Ski & Snowboard Shops

    The vendor contact for the sale (for ski shops only) is Nancy Babcock.  All shops must make arrangements in advance to be part of the sale.  Returning ski shop vendors are notified by email in late summer with details and to confirm their attendance for this year's sale.

Past events

Sun, April 14, 2024 Rollerski from A to B - a film documenting Raimonds Dombrovski's roller ski from the arctic to Baja.
Fri, December 08, 2023 Rescheduled!! 43rd Bethel Outing Club Ski & Snowboard Sale, Fri & Sat, December 8 & 9, 2023
Fri, October 27, 2023 *Cancelled* 43rd Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale, Fri & Sat, October 27 & 28, 2023
Mon, July 03, 2023 WinterKids Downhill24 Outdoor Fund Vote
Mon, June 26, 2023 BOC/Gould Summer Mountain Bike Series-2023
Wed, March 01, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Wed, February 22, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Wed, February 15, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Sun, February 12, 2023 Flying Moose Classic 2023
Wed, February 08, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Wed, February 01, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Wed, January 25, 2023 Wednesday Night Lights
Sat, October 29, 2022 42nd Annual Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale
Fri, October 28, 2022 42nd Annual Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale
Wed, September 21, 2022 Community Game Night
Mon, June 27, 2022 BOC/Gould Summer Monday Evening Mountain Bike Series
Sat, February 05, 2022 Flying Moose Classic Ski Race
Thu, December 09, 2021 Long Mountain Loop Trail Hike
Tue, December 07, 2021 Tuesday Afternoon Activity: Trail Work at BVT
Sat, October 30, 2021 BOC Ski Sale Day 2
Fri, October 29, 2021 BOC Ski Sale
Sat, October 23, 2021 NENSA Rollerski Clinic at Gould Academy
Tue, October 05, 2021 Tuesday After School Activity
Sat, October 02, 2021 Sunday Morning Fall Hike up Peabody Mountain
Sun, September 26, 2021 Capture the Flag & Apple Cider Tasting at Sparrowhawk Orchard
Wed, September 22, 2021 Wednesday Morning Playgroup
Tue, September 21, 2021 Tuesday After School Activity: Rock Garden Scavenger Hunt
Sun, September 19, 2021 Bethel Rotary 1mile & 5K Races at Valentine Farm
Sat, September 18, 2021 Bethel Community Forest Trail Building Day
Thu, September 16, 2021 BOC Ski Sale Meeting
Wed, June 23, 2021 Bethel Outing Club/Gould Academy Summer Mountain Bike Series
Sat, August 29, 2020 Maine State Kids' Triathlon 2020
Sat, July 20, 2019 2019 Molly Ockett Day Classic Road Races, Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Sat, August 04, 2018 Maine State Kids' Triathlon (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Sat, March 10, 2018 Flying Moose Classic Cross-Country Ski Race
Sat, December 30, 2017 BOC Free Nordic Community Days December 30, January 14 and February 19 from 10am – 3pm
Fri, October 27, 2017 37th Annual BOC Ski Sale 10/27-28 (last Fri. & Sat. in October)
Sat, August 05, 2017 Maine State Kids' Triathlon
Sat, July 15, 2017 2017 MOLLYOCKETT DAY ROAD RACES SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
Sat, February 04, 2017 Flying Moose Classic Cross-Country Ski Race
Sat, January 07, 2017 Telstar Relays--Spectators and Volunteers Wanted!
Fri, October 28, 2016 36th Annual BOC Ski Sale last Fri. & Sat. in October
Sat, August 06, 2016 Maine State Kids Triathlon sponsored by Bethel Outing Club
Sat, July 16, 2016 Mollyockett Day 1-Mile and 5-Mile Road Races hosted by Bethel Outing Club
Tue, July 05, 2016 Great Glen Trails Summer Mountain Bike Series
Fri, July 01, 2016 BOC Summer Nordic Program (ages 13 - 18) Friday session
Wed, June 29, 2016 BOC Summer Nordic Program (ages 13 - 18) Wednesday session
Tue, June 28, 2016 BOC Summer Nordic Program (ages 13 - 18) Tuesday Session
Thu, June 09, 2016 Cafe Nomad monthly trail running series.
Mon, June 06, 2016 BOC 5k Singletrack Trail Series at Pine Hill- Mondays in the Summer
Wed, June 01, 2016 Green Machine Bike Shop Weekly Group Road Ride
Tue, May 31, 2016 Barker Mountain Bikes weekly Tuesday group road ride
Thu, May 05, 2016 Mahoosuc Pathways Weekly Hiking Series
Sat, February 13, 2016 Flying Moose Classic Cross-Country Ski Race
Sat, January 02, 2016 Telstar Relays hosted by Telstar High School
Fri, November 13, 2015 Ski Sale Debrief and Potluck This Friday 11/13 at Goose Eye Farm
Fri, October 30, 2015 35th Annual BOC Ski Sale last Fri. & Sat. in October

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