The snow is fun. Snow gear prices are not. But quality is important, so when it comes to safety, comfort and durability, you’re getting what you pay for. ¿Donde esta la middle ground? Sacramento State’s Ski and Snowboard Club has answered our prayers. Thousands (yes, thousands) of discounted new and used gear, clothing and equipment will fill Sacramento State’s Union Ballroom on Oct. 20, 2013. It’s the largest college fundraiser in Northern California. Organized by students of the Ski and Snowboard Club, the ski swap offers 30 to 50 percent off quality items. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. and all tickets are bought the day of the event. Snowballs are fun, frostbite is not, so put away those circa 1980 snow suits and check out Sacstatesnow.com for more details.