Are you a blind or visually impaired adult who cross-country skis or is interested in learning the sport? If your answer is yes, join other active adults from across the U.S. and around the world for Ski for Light 2012.
The 2012 Ski for Light International Week will be held from Sunday, February 5 through Sunday, February 12, 2012, in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The annual event attracts recreational cross-country skiers from beginners to advanced participants.
Skiers and guides come from every adult age group and occupation. Blind participants are paired with a sighted instructor/guide who assists with skills, technique and endurance while describing the countryside and enjoying the trails. Two sets of parallel tracks 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 are experiences of a lifetime that continue to pay many dividends when they return home.
Participants 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.
Applications for International Week are still being considered pending space availability. Full payment is due by December 15, 2011.