Ski for Light Regional Roundup

Last updated on June 30, 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

August 21 - 23, 2015
Camp Bob Marshall
Custer, South Dakota

Join us for trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming on Bismarck Lake. See the website for applications and more information

2016 Winter Program

January 24 - 28, 2016
Terry Peak Ski Area (downhill) and Wharf Resources (cross-country)
Deadwood, South Dakota

Come join us for our 37th 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, SD. 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. For applications and additional details see the website.

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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


See website for more details about each event.

2015 Summer Program

August 7 - 9, 2015
Hiking and Outdoor Fun
The Wayside Inn
Bethlehem, New Hampshire

This event features hiking and water activities and may include tandem biking. Details to be finalized depending on number of guides who attend.

Two choices of hikes will be offered on Saturday - one for those who would like a less challenging hike on a paved trail and the other a moderate hike with roots, rocks and a longer climb up one of the many beautiful White Mountains in NH.

Price includes two nights lodging in double rooms with private baths, two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner. Cost is $200. Full payment due by July 22, 2015.

October 3, 2015
Day Hike
Breakheart Reservation
Saugus, Massachusetts

Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a day hike at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, MA. This day hike will offer an easy hike on a paved path and a moderate hike with roots, rocks and some climbing. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water. For the moderate hike wear hiking boots. Cost is $10.00. Full payment due by September 17, 2015.

2016 Winter Program

January 8 - 10, 2016
The Wayside Inn, 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.

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.

March 11 - 14, 2016
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 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.

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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

See website for details

2016 Winter Program

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

24th Annual 3-Day Ski Event
March 5 - 7, 2016

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 23, February 6, and April 2, 2016
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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2016 Winter Event

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 Winter 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 Event

January 10 - 12, 2015
Urabandai, Fukushima, Japan

See website for details.

Contact: Toshiaki Aomatsu
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