Ski for Light 2018
The 43rd annual Ski for Light International Week will take place Jan. 21-28, 2018 in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Participants will ski at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in Truckee, Calif., and stay at the Nugget Casino Resort outside Reno in Sparks, Nev.
Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1975. Each year Ski for Light conducts a week-long event where blind and mobility-impaired adults are taught the basics of cross-country skiing. The event attracts upwards of 250 participants and guides. During the week, each skier is paired with an experienced, sighted cross-country skier who acts as ski instructor and on-snow guide.
Those who attend each Ski for Light week come from all over the U.S. and from several foreign countries. Many come to Ski for Light with a desire to become more physically active. Through the process of learning how to cross-country ski, most discover that they can accomplish much more than others have told them, and much more than they themselves believed.
The cost for the week is $950 per person (double occupancy). This includes room and all meals, round-trip transportation between the Nugget and Tahoe Donner, all trail fees and all afternoon and evening programs and activities. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided free of charge to first-time visually impaired participants. Partial stipends based on financial need are also available for first- and second-time visually impaired participants. Applications submitted after Nov. 1 may be accepted only on a space-available basis.
For more information, including the application, visit www.sfl.org, or contact Melinda Hollands by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (231) 590-0986.