On the 28th of January, the 43rd Annual Ski for Light International Week came to a close in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Each year, the event works with visually impaired and mobility-impaired people, giving them cross-country ski lessons. Ski for Light has over 115 able-bodied volunteer guides training more than 250 attendees.
“One of the most critical components to a successful ski week and to the success of Ski for Light is the recruitment of new guides, without whom skiing would not be possible,” Ski for Light Bulletin Editor Andrea Goddard tells The Norwegian American. “Our volunteer guides want to be there just as much as each of the participants does, and this makes for a galvanizing, egalitarian organizational culture that is unsurpassed in my experience.”
Anyone who participated in Ski for Light is welcome to share their experience with SDCB.
"Visually and mobility-impaired skiers meet"