february, 2020

9feb - 16All DaySki for LightInternational Week

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The 2020 Ski for Light International Week

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SKI FOR LIGHT 2020 EVENT

The 2020 Ski for Light International Week will be held from Sunday February 9 through Sunday February 16, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming. The event hotel will be the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Casper, with skiing at the Casper Mountain Outdoor Center at McMurry Mountain Park.

The Ski for Light, Inc. Organization

Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer not-for-profit corporation that was founded in 1975. It was created by a group of Norwegian-Americans who were familiar with a program in Norway, the Ridderrenn, and the success that program had enjoyed over the years in teaching blind/visually-impaired and mobility-impaired people the Norwegian national sport of cross-country skiing.

The two cornerstone premises, or beliefs, that led to the creation of Ski for Light were that:

  • Blind/visually-impaired and mobility-impaired people can learn how to cross-country ski quite well, and have fun while doing it, if given proper instruction and equipment, and if paired with a sighted, experienced cross-country skier to act as instructor and guide.
  • Experienced, sighted cross-country skiers will find it fun and rewarding to share their love of skiing by being an instructor/guide for someone who can’t easily have that experience on his/her own.

Ski for Light has thrived for all these years because of the continuing truth of these beliefs. They remain as true today as they were in 1975, and are the foundation upon which the entire program is built.

Time

february 9 (Sunday) - 16 (Sunday) MST

Location

Casper Mountain Outdoor Center at McMurry Mountain Park

1110 East End Road Casper, WY 82601

Organizer

Ski for Light(612) 827-3232

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