Ski for Light Regional Roundup

Last updated on April 15, 2015

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

2015 Summer Program

Plans are still being made for the 2015 Summer Program, please see the website for the latest information. The program is likely to be similar to the 2014 program, as follows.

Camp Bob Marshall
Custer, South Dakota

Join us for boating, fishing, fun in the sun, campfires, cabins and SFL camaraderie! To RSVP: call (605) 341-3626 or email
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

2016 Winter Program
One Day Ski Events
December 13, 2015 and January 10, 2016
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Frisco Nordic Center
Frisco, Colorado
33rd Annual Week-end Event
February 5 - 7, 2016
Snow Mountain Ranch
Granby, Colorado
For details see website
Contact: Brenda Bertrand
Telephone: 303-789-8342
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Michigan Regional Ski for Light

2016 Winter Program
January 15 - 17, 2016
Higgins Lake, Ralph A. MacMulllen Conference Center
Roscommon, Michigan
See website for details

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Montana Regional Ski for Light

2015 Summer Program
August 16 - 20, 2015
Trekk for Light Montana
The Little Belt Mountains
Lewistown/Greatfalls, Montana

There will be three separate day hikes, returning each evening to a cabin that sleeps eight people and serves as base camp. The site has a pump for fresh water, a river that flows by the site, and an outdoor outhouse. The cost of $100 includes breakfast and dinner each day. People can fly in to Billings or Great Falls Mt.

For more information visit the website.

2016 Winter Program
February 10 - 14, 2016
West Yellowstone Holiday Inn
West Yellowstone, Montana
See website for details
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New England Regional Ski for Light

2015 Summer Programs

Plans for summer 2015 activities are still being developed. Please visit the website for the latest information. It is expected that the program will be similar to the 2014 program, as follows.

Hiking and Outdoor Fun
Gorham, New Hampshire
Cost: $150
Price includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two lunches.

On Saturday two choices of hiking will be offered in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: a moderate level hike with rocks, roots and some climbing and a less challenging hike on a paved trail. On Sunday we will explore various fun outdoor activities. The Royalty Inn offers a hot tub and pool.

Day Hike
Will be held in the Greater Boston area
COST: $10

Join us at 9:30 AM for a day hike. There will be two hikes, one easy and one moderate, followed by a picnic. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.

2015 Winter Program

There will be two winter events in 2015.

The first event will be held January 9 - 12, 2015 at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. 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, all meals from Friday evening through Monday lunchtime and trail passes. There will be opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Cost: $280. Additional $20 late registration fee will be charged if payment is received after December 9, 2014. (This trip fills fast, so register early!!)

The second event will be held March 6 - 8 2015 at the Wayside Inn in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. This location has become yet another favorite venue for NERSFL. It offers spacious double rooms overlooking the Ammonoosuc River and features meals prepared by the award winning chef/owner. Price includes ski pass, 2 breakfasts, 2 bag lunches and Saturday night dinner. Cost: $185 if payment is received by February 4th, 2015. Additional $20 late registration fee will be charged if payment is received after February 4, 2015. Come and cross-country ski or snowshoe at Bretton Woods, offering all levels of cross country skiing at a family-friendly location in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Ski for Light and Sports for Health

2015 Summer Sports for Health Event
July 26 - August 2, 2015
Scott's Family Resort
Oquaga Lake
Deposit, New York

Activities include hiking, tandem biking, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, water tubing, and horseback riding with lessons (reservations required and an additional fee).

Contact coordinators for program details.

Contact for Guides:
Joan Chelsen
Contacts for Visually-Impaired Participants:
Sig Kay


Donna Goodman
2015 Winter Program

The NEPA Regional Ski for Light event for 2015 will be held from February 22 through March 1 at Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center near Windsor, New York.

For additional information contact:
Ken at (guides) or
Ed at (VIPs).
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Puget Sound Regional Ski for Light

Contact: Deng Kong
Telephone: 206 883-7135
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

2015 Summer Program
August 7 - 10, 2015
Hiking Weekend
Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center
South Lake Tahoe, California

See website for details

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
Saturday Day Trips For Children and Adults
January 24, February 7, and March 21, 2015
Contact: Betsy Rowell
Telephone: 916 362-5557
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Wisconsin Regional Ski for Light

Facebook Page: Wisconsin Ski for Light
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
Contact for guides: Mike Graper
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53rd Annual Event
April 3 - 10, 2016
Beitostolen, Norway
Contact: Marion Elmquist
Telephone: 515-279-3681
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Ski for Light Canada

2016 37th annual event
February 1 - 7, 2016
William Watson Lodge, Kananaskis Valley, Alberta

See website for details.

Contact: Barry Nelson, President
Telephone: 604 463-8777
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Ski for Light Japan

2015 Winter Program
January 10 - 12, 2015
Urabandai, Fukushima, Japan

Details will be on their website soon.

Contact: Toshiaki Aomatsu
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