Ski for Light, Inc.®

Skiing. Sharing. Learning. The mission of Ski for Light is to enhance the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing.

What is Ski for Light?

Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1975 that teaches the basics of classic cross-country skiing to adults who are visually- or mobility-impaired, while giving participants who have already learned the basics of the sport the chance to improve their skills or to just have fun on the snow. All of this takes place during an annual week-long event at a U.S. location that changes from year to year, and is made possible by the volunteer sighted and able-bodied experienced cross-country skiers who attend as guides and instructors. But Ski for Light is much more than a learn-to-ski program. Here is a more complete Description of the Ski for Light Program and how it works.

Are You New to Ski for Light?

There are links to lots of information on this page for both sighted and visually- or mobility-impaired people who want to know more about us. See particularly the links under SFL Publications, News, History and Other Information further down the page.

If you are thinking about attending Ski for Light the best place to start may be to watch the Ski for Light video that was produced during the 2013 event in Michigan. It does a great job showing and telling the story of Ski for Light in an inspiring manner.

If you are thinking about attending Ski for Light as a visually- or mobility-impaired participant, you may also want to read the Information for Prospective First-Time Attendees. This provides much more information about the totality of the SFL experience, and the reasons why it is often described as a life-changing experience.

Also, check us out on Facebook, and please contact us with your questions at

The 2017 Ski for Light International Week

The 42nd annual Ski for Light event will be held from Sunday February 5 through Sunday February 12, 2017 on the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado, near Winter Park. Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,100 acre year-round recreational complex that includes a 100 kilometer cross-country trail system that is consistently rated as one of the top ten Nordic venues in the country. We will be housed for the week right on the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch, so participants will be able to access the trail system just a short walk from their front door.

This will be our tenth visit to Snow Mountain Ranch since 1992. If you join us for the week you will quickly learn why it is our favorite skiing venue.

More information and easy-to-complete online applications for the 2017 event will be posted to this website on or about August 1.

Looking Back at the 2016 International Event

SFL Publications, News, History and Other Information

Stay in Touch With Ski for Light

Join the SFL Community Conversation on Facebook and LinkedIn

Subscribe to the SFL Listservs

Ski for Light maintains two electronic mailing lists for people who are interested in the activities and programs of the organization:

Donate to Ski for Light

Ski for Light needs your financial support to keep the cost of the program affordable for all.

Continue to the Ways to Donate page.

Contacting Ski for Light

Other Events of Interest

Ski for Light is very grateful for the support of the Sons of Norway and our corporate sponsors.

Ski for Light, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization (ID #51-0175938).

Ski for Light, Inc. supports full disclosure and accountability for nonprofit corporations and is registered with GuideStar®.

Ski for Light, Inc.
1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
(612) 827-3232

Ski for Light, Inc. is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.

Last updated on July 21, 2016