Ski for Light Regional Roundup

Last updated on October 8, 2014

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 this 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.

Following is a list of upcoming events hosted by 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
2015 Winter Program
January 26 - 29, 2015

This will be the 36th annual Black Hills Regional Ski For Light event. Ski daily at Terry Peak Ski Area and Wharf Resources Area. Both Alpine and Nordic 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.

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Colorado Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.cosfl.org
2015 Winter Program
January 23 - 25, 2015

The 2015 three-day event will take place January 23 - 25, 2015, at Snow Mountain Ranch, just before the SFL International event. Several people will be attending both events. The cost of $89.00 includes lodging, food, trail passes and rentals. Space is limited, so get your application in early.

Contact: Brenda Bertrand
Telephone: 303-789-8342
Email: bbertrand@craighospital.org
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Michigan Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.msfl.org
2015 Winter Program
January 16 - 18, 2015

Higgins Lake, Ralph A. MacMulllen Conference Center, Roscommon, Michigan.

This is a full service event with accommodations, meals, entertainment and lots of great skiing for every skill level. Online registration starts October 15, 2014, with early registration discounts. Check the complete Schedule of Events on the website.

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Montana Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.trollstegan.com/sflmt/
2015 Winter Program
March 8 - 12, 2015
West Yellowstone, Montana

Lodging will be at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn. The event is three days of skiing. The ski area is within walking distance from the hotel. There is always an ample amount of snow in West Yellowstone.

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New England Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.nersfl.org
2015 Winter Program

There will be two winter trips in 2015.

The first will be January 9 - 12, 2015 at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. The cost will be similar to last years, which was $275 prior to December 1 and $295 thereafter. Ski right from the lodge. Great food! Trip includes three nights lodging double occupancy. There will be opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. This trip fills fast, so register early!

The date of the second trip has not been set, but it will be at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire or the Bear Notch Ski Touring, in Bartlett, New Hampshire, with lodging at the Wayside Inn in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Last year's cost was $180 prior to January 30, and $200 thereafter. This location offers double rooms overlooking the Ammonoosuc River and features meals prepared by the award winning chef/owner. Bretton Woods and Bear Notch offer all levels of cross country skiing.

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Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Ski for Light and Sports for Health

Website: www.nepasfl-sfh.org
2015 Winter Program

The long-term site for their winter event, the Land of the Vikings lodge, has closed, but they may be able to hold their event there anyway. They are also looking for other venues. Keep an eye on their website for the latest information.

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Puget Sound Regional Ski for Light

Contact: Deng Kong
Telephone: 206 883-7135
Email: DKong@seattlelh.org
2015 Winter Program

Saturday day trips from Seattle via chartered bus to Trollhaugen Sons of Norway Lodge, Erling Stordahl Snow Park, Stampede Pass, Washington.

Dates for 2015 are January 10 and 17, February 14 and 21, March 7 and 21.

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Sierra Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.srsfl.org
2015 Winter Program

All events take place at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center in Truckee, California.

23rd Annual 3-Day Ski Event
February 28 - March 2, 2015

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. Please come join us - incredible trails, incredible food, and incredible people! For all the details, including cost and applications, please contact:

Cindy Quintana
Telephone: 510 483-2948
Email: cindyq12345@sbcglobal.net
Saturday Day Trips For Children and Adults
January 24, February 7, and March 21, 2015
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
2015 Winter Program
February 6 - 8, 2015
Wisconsin Lions Camp; Rosholt, Wisconsin

Ages 12 and up may participate.

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
52nd Annual Event
March 8 - 15, 2015
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/
2015 36th annual event
February 9 - 15, 2015
Kanloops, British Columbia

See website for details.

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

Website: www.sflj.org
2015 Winter Program
January 10 - 12, 2015
Urabandai, Fukushima, Japan

Details will be on their website soon.

Contact: Toshiaki Aomatsu
Email: info@sflj.org
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