Regional Roundup

Last updated on July 17, 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 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 Summer Program

August 22 - 24, 2014
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 bhskiforlight@gmail.com


2015 Winter Program

January 26 - 29, 2015

Come join us for our 36th 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 see the website.

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Colorado Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.cosfl.org

2015 Winter Program

January 23 - 25, 2015
32nd Annual Event
Location, cost and other information will be available on the website soon.

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

The 39th annual Michigan Ski for Light will be held at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan from January 16 thru 18, 2015. 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. Go to www.msfl.org for additional information.

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Montana Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.trollstegan.com/sflmt/
Contact: Ed Durbin
Telephone: 406-366-0491
Email: edurbin@midrivers.com

2014 Summer Program

August 25 - 29, 2014
Trekk for Light Montana
The Little Belt Mountains
Lewistown/Greatfalls, Montana
Three separate day hikes, returning each evening to the cabin housing participants. See website for more details.

2015 Winter Program

March 8 - 12, 2015
West Yellowstone, Montana
Lodging: West Yellowstone Holiday Inn
See website for more details.

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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 Summer Programs

Hiking and Outdoor Fun
July 25 - 27, 2014
THE ROYALTY INN
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
October 4, 2014
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 Trips

First Trip:
January 9 - 12, 2015
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Cost: To be determined, likely similar to last year, $275 prior to December 1, 2014; $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:
Date pending
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, 2015; $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 Summer Sports for Health Event
July 27 - August 3, 2014
Scott's Family Resort
Oquaga Lake
Deposit, New York

Contact coordinators for program details.

Contact for Guides:
Joan Chelsen
Email: joan@nepasfl-sfh.org

Contacts for Visually- and Mobility-Impaired Participants:
Sig Kay
Email: sig@nepasfl-sfh.org

or

Donna Goodman
Email: donna@nepasfl-sfh.org


2015 Winter Ski for Light Event

Land of the Vikings in Sherman, Pennsylvania has closed. NEPA is looking at other venues for the 2015 winter program, and will post details to the website as soon as possible.

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

2015 Winter Program

Saturday day trips from Seattle via chartered bus. Dates for 2015 are January 10 and 17, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21.

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

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Sierra Regional Ski for Light

Website: www.srsfl.org

2015 Winter Program

23rd Annual 3-Day Event
February 28 - March 2, 2015
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
Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and March 21, 2015
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

2015 Winter Program

Dates pending, see website for latest information.
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

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/

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

2015 36th Annual Event
Monday, February 9 - Sunday, February 15, 2015
Kanloops, British Columbia

See website for details.

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Ski for Light Japan

Website: www.sflj.org

2015 Ski for Light Japan 20th Annual event
Plans pending, see website for latest information.

Contact: Toshiaki Aomatsu
Email: info@sflj.org

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