Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ski for Light 2011

Ski for Light 2012 Invites Applications:

Are you a blind or visually impaired
adult who cross-country skis or

interested in learning the sport? If your answer is yes, then join two

active adults from across the U.S. and around the world

our thirty-seventh annual Ski for Light International Week. Ski for Light

recreational cross-country skiers from beginners to advanced participants.
Skiers and guides come from every adult age group and occupation. You will be
paired with a sighted instructor/guide who will assist with skills, technique,
and endurance while describing the countryside and enjoying the trails with
you. Two sets of parallel, groomed

are set in the snow, with the skier and guide deciding together how far, how
long, and on what kind of terrain they will ski. Many attendees report that the
confidence, new skills, and friendships they develop is an experience of a
lifetime that carries over into increased confidence and independence back

The 2012 Ski for Light event will be held
from Sunday evening,

February 5,
through Sunday morning, February 12, 2012, in the Wasatch

of Utah. We will stay at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in downtown
Provo, and ski at the Soldier Hollow cross-country ski area in nearby Midway,

Soldier Hollow was the cross-country
skiing venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Ski for Light events in 2009 and
2010 were held at this same location and we are eagerly anticipating a return
visit for 2012. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided free to first-time
participants, and partial stipends based on financial need are available for

Applications received after November 1,
2011 will be considered on a space available basis. Full payment is due by
December 15, 2011. Visit the SFL

to learn more and to submit your application for a

week of fun. Additional information can also be obtained by

the VIP recruitment coordinator, Bob Hartt,

bobmhartt@gmail.com, (703) 845-3436.

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