Consignment policies


  • The definition of a ski shop.
  • How many goods can a member of public bring in through normal public consignment channels?

Normal ski shops and reps:

  • Is a recognized business.
  • Is a normal part of the ski industry.
  • Operate from a shop front or storefront.

Shops not ordinarily part of the ski industry shall be treated as public consignors

  • They shall pay the 30% commission but not pay the $2 per item tag registration fee.
  • We require an address (not a P.O. box) where we may return any defective gear returned by public.


  • Are charities as approved by the Ski Sale Organizing Committee e.g. Kiwanis.
  • Are participating ski clubs e.g. Calgary Ski Club.
  • Are skiing sport governing bodies e.g. Cross Country Alberta.

Public consignors:

  • Members of the general public.
  • Former managers and staff of ski shops now closed.

Commission rates and handling charges:

  • Effective 2011, GST will be added at the cash tills to all purchasers
  • The Ski Sale must remit GST collected to the government.
  • 20% sales commission plus $2 per item tag registration fee will be charged to ski shops and reps, and to charities.
  • 30% sales commission will be charged to all public consignors but not the $2 tag registration fee.
  • In the event of a fundraising promo by a charity, the Ski Sale Organizing Committee may decide to waive a commission (e.g. Cross Country Alberta cookbooks few years ago.)

Large Consignments:

In the event of large number of items (more than 20 items) from a non-ski shop, staff of a closed ski shop, or a member of the general public, the following rules will apply:

  1. They will receive a shop number and shop tags.
  2. They are required to complete their own tags with minimal Ski Sale volunteer help.
  3. They will consign and reclaim all goods through the Zamboni door on the normal shop schedule.
  4. If they have not completed their tags beforehand, they will be provided space in the foyer near the Zamboni door with table(s) and consignment supplies to complete their shop tags.
  5. If a dolly is required at any time, they MUST use a specified Emergency Exit near the Zamboni door for safety reasons at the Public Entrance.
  6. Their goods will be appraised at that location before tagging unless they can prove that qualified Ski Sale volunteers or ski industry professionals have inspected and certified the items.


  • All goods entering the Ski Sale must be properly assessed as to their suitability according to current Ski Sale Appraisal Policies.
  • For Normal Public that will occur at Max Bell before being accepted for Consignment.
  • For Non-ski shops, they must have knowledgeable ski professionals appraise the goods at their expense before being consigned.
  • For Charities, arrangements can be made for Ski Sale Volunteers to help the charity appraise their goods before completing the Shop Consignment tags.