If you are:
- A visually- or mobility-impaired adult who has never cross-country skied before, but would like to give the sport a try, or
- An experienced visually- or mobility-impaired adult cross-country skier who would like to improve your technique and skills, or are interested in just having fun on the snow, or
- An experienced, sighted, able-bodied classic cross-country skier who would like to share your love of the sport with someone who cannot have that experience without your involvement, then
there are many events in both the United States and foreign countries that should be of interest to you.
Ski for Light, Inc. conducts a week-long program at a U.S. location that changes from year to year, that attracts upwards of 250 people annually. Here are the details of the next Ski for Light, Inc. Annual Event (also referred to as the International Week)
There are nine regional affiliates of Ski for Light, Inc. that offer programs that are generally shorter in duration, and at a location that tends to remain the same from year to year. They are located in New England, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, California and Washington. Some of these programs offer snow-shoeing and downhill skiing in addition to cross-country skiing, and several offer summer programs as well as winter programs.
Outside of the United States there are programs in Norway, Canada and Japan. The Norwegian Ridderrenn, or Knight’s Race, is a week-long program held annually in Beitostolen, Norway. It attracts upwards of 500 participants each year, and is the program upon which Ski for Light is modeled. Ski for Light, Canada is a week-long event, held annually in Western Canada.