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.
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.
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 as a guide, the best place to start may be to watch the Ski for Light video on YouTube. 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, the best place to start may be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 40th annual Ski for Light International week will be held in Granby, Colorado from Sunday January 25 through Sunday February 1, 2015. We will stay at The Inn at Silver Creek, and ski at nearby Snow Mountain Ranch.
This will be the ninth Ski for Light event held in Granby since 1992. We have returned again and again because the combination of great skiing and a comfortable event hotel found in Granby is hard to beat anywhere else. The Inn at Silver Creek offers more than 200 rooms, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, both indoor and outdoor hot-tubs and plenty of convention and meeting space for our needs. Snow Mountain Ranch, near Winter Park and part of the YMCA of the Rockies, has 100 kilometers of wide and wonderfully groomed trails. It is consistently rated one of the top Nordic venues in the country.
Please put the dates on your calendar, and come back to this site in July when complete event information and easy-to-complete online application forms will be available.
Many people who attended the recently completed SFL 2014 event in Anchorage have posted individual photos as well as photo albums to the SFL Facebook page. If you are not a follower, you may view the photos here If you have additional photos to contribute, or would like a copy of one or two photos from the site, Leslie Maclin, chair of the SFL Social Media committee, stands ready to assist you. Please write to her at LeslieMaclin@att.net.
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®.
Last updated on March 7, 2014