Ski for Light celebrates successful 44th annual event |

Ski for Light celebrates successful 44th annual event

Ski for Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and supporting cross country skiers with visual and mobility impairments, hosted its annual week-long cross country event at Snow Mountain Ranch from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3. The event pairs skiers from around the world with sighted guides to explore the 90 kilometers of trails at the ranch.

This year, 273 people, including 117 differently-abled skiers and 133 guides, signed up to participate in the week-long event, which consists of ski classes, trivia nights, dances and celebrations, special interest sessions and, of course, plenty of time for skiing. Ultimately, the week culminates in a 10 kilometer race and a five kilometer rally.

“The motto is making the impossible possible,” said Melinda Hollands, the event’s publicity and public relations chair.

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