Regional Roundup

Last updated on November 7, 2013

As part of its mission, Ski for Light encourages people to enhance their SFL experience by participating in other outdoor recreational activities. One way to do that is through one of the nine U.S. regional affiliates, Ski for Light Canada, Ski for Light Japan or the Norwegian Ridderrenn.

All of the U.S. regional affiliates offer a wide variety of winter activities; a few offer some summer fun as well. These groups were founded by people who were eager to recreate their own Ski for Light experience in a more local and intimate setting.

Ski for Light was itself based upon the Norwegian Ridderrenn (Knight's Race) and the RidderWeek program. You can read more about this on our History page.

The following is a list of upcoming events hosted by some of these alternative programs. They are an important part of the SFL experience, and we encourage you to take advantage of them and to support their efforts in whatever way you can. Happy dreaming and trip planning!

Black Hills Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.bhsfl.org

2014 Winter Program

January 20 - 23, 2014

Come join us for our 35th annual Black Hills Regional Ski For Light event. Ski daily at Terry Peak Ski Area and Wharf Resources Area. Both Alpine (down hill) and Nordic (cross-country) skiing are offered to the blind, visually impaired, and physically challenged. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to experienced skiers. Lodging is in Deadwood, South Dakota. Evening activities are centered in this historic western town. Transportation is provided between the ski venue and Deadwood. The cost of the event is $200 which includes a banquet ticket. For additional information contact us.

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Colorado Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.cosfl.org

2014 Winter Program

January 31 - February 2, 2014
31st Annual Event
Snow Mountain Ranch
Granby, Colorado
Cost $89

Contact: Brenda Bertrand
Telephone: 303-789-8342
Email: bbertrand@craighospital.org

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Michigan Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.msfl.org

2014 Winter Program

January 17 - 19, 2014
Higgins Lake, Ralph A. MacMulllen Conference Center Roscommon, Michigan

The 38th annual Michigan Ski for Light will be held at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan from January 17 thru 19, 2014. This is a full service event with accommodations, meals, entertainment and lots of great skiing for every skill level. Online registration starts October 15, 2013, with early registration discounts. Go to www.msfl.org for additional information.

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Montana Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.trollstegan.com/sflmt/

2014 Winter Program

March 2 - 6, 2014
West Yellowstone, Montana
Lodging: West Yellowstone Holiday Inn
Cost is $376 double occupancy

Contact: Ed Durbin
Telephone: 406-366-0491
Email: edurbin@midrivers.com

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New England Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.nersfl.org

Contact: Marie Hennessy
Telephone: 781-321-1071
Email: cnppr@verizon.net

2014 Winter Trips

First Trip:
January 3 - 6, 2014
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Cost: To be determined, likely similar to last year, $275 prior to December 1, 2013; $295 thereafter.

Our annual trip to one of NERSFL’s favorite winter places. Ski right from the lodge. Great food! Trip includes three nights lodging double occupancy with hall baths, nine delicious, healthy meals from Friday evening through Monday lunchtime. Trail passes are included. There will be opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Skiing varies from a perfectly flat lake, to rolling, to very challenging. This trip fills fast, so register early!

NOTE: We will be holding a fun and exciting silent auction and raffle at this event. Be sure to bring unused items or unwanted holiday gifts that would be enjoyed more by someone else than by you and your family to donate as well as any items you solicit from your favorite merchants. And don't forget your dollars to purchase auction items and raffle tickets!

Second Trip:
March 14 - 16, 2014
Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, or Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bartlett, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Lodging: The Wayside Inn Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Cost: similar to last year, $180 prior to January 30, 2014; $200 thereafter

This location has become yet another favorite venue for NERSFL which offers double rooms overlooking the Ammonoosuc River and features meals prepared by the award winning chef/owner. Price includes ski passes, two breakfasts, 2 bag lunches and Saturday night dinner.

Bretton Woods and Bear Notch offer all levels of cross country skiing. Bear Notch is a low-key family-friendly location with some challenging terrain. Bretton Woods has plenty of trails for all abilities. We may ski both areas during the weekend, depending on conditions.

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Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Ski for Light and Sports for Health

Website: www.nepasfl-sfh.org

2014 Winter Ski for Light Event
January 20 - 26, 2014
Land of the Vikings
Sherman, Pennsylvania
GPS: 41° 58' 21.49" N, 75° 26' 37.35" W

Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, hiking and other activities .

See www.nepasfl-sfh.org for more info and application forms.

Contact for Visually- and Mobility-Impaired Participants:
Ed Kenlon
Email: ed@nepasfl-sfh.org

Contact for Guides:
Ken Mullen
Email: ken@nepasfl-sfh.org

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Puget Sound Regional Ski for Light

Contact: Deng Kong
Telephone: 206 723-6673
Email: DKong@seattlelh.org

2014 Winter Program

Saturday day trips from Seattle via chartered bus. Dates for 2014 are January 11 and 18, February 8 and 15, March 8 and 22.

Trollhaugen Sons of Norway Lodge
Erling Stordahl Snow Park
Stampede Pass, Washington

January 27 - 31 five-day event in Winthrop, Washington - Registration Closed

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Sierra Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.srsfl.org

2014 Winter Program

22nd Annual 3-Day Event
March 8 - 10, 2014
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
Truckee, California
Contact: Cindy Quintana
Telephone: 510 483-2948
Email: cindyq12345@sbcglobal.net

The bus will depart from Sacramento early Saturday morning; those coming from out of town will spend Friday night at the Fairfield Inn in Rancho Cordova. We plan to celebrate another fun SRSFL event, so please do come join us - incredible trails, incredible food, and incredible people! For all the details, including cost and applications, please contact Cindy Quintana.

Saturday Day Trips
For Children and Adults
January 25, February 8 and March 22, 2014
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
Truckee, California
Contact: Betsy Rowell
Telephone: 916 362-5557
Email: betsy.rowell2@gmail.com

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Wisconsin Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.wiskiforlight.org

2014 Winter Program

February 7 - 9, 2014
Wisconsin Lions Camp, Rosholt, Wisconsin

Contact for visually-impaired skiers: Bev Helland
Email: bevhelland@yahoo.com

Contact for guides: Mike Graper
Email: getgraper@gmail.com

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Ridderrenn

Website: www.ridderrennet.no

2014 51st Annual Event
March 30 - April 6, 2014
Beitostolen, Norway

Contact: Marion Elmquist
Telephone: 515-279-3681
Email: mlelmquist@gmail.com

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Ski for Light Canada

Website: www.skiforlightcanada.com/

Contact: Barry Nelson, President
Telephone: 604-463-8777
Email: barrynel@telus.net

2014 35th Annual Event
Monday, February 3 - Sunday, February 9, 2014
William Watson Lodge
Kananaskis, Alberta

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Ski for Light Japan

Website: www.sflj.org

2013 Ski for Light Japan 18th Annual event
January 12-14, 2013
Akakura, Niigata, Japan

Contact: Toshiaki Aomatsu
Email: info@sflj.org

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