WI Regional Ski for Light
On Thursday, October 22, 2015 the WI Regional Ski for Light leadership committee met in Madison. The annual Ski for Light event scheduled for last February at the Rosholt Lions Camp had been cancelled for two reasons lack of snow and not enough registered participants.
Mike Graper, the ski instructor, shared comments about past events and his vision for the future. He reported difficulties experienced in scheduling guides for the vision impaired skiers when the event is a maybe and when participants dont really want to ski but merely have a weekend get-a-way. Mike said a resort in southeastern Wisconsin will be offering this type of guided skiing this coming ski season.
After much discussion, the committee voted to cancel the event scheduled for February 2016. Members of the committee will be gathering information about other types of events that could be offered to the blind community. The committee will meet in 2016 to reassess future events. Reported by Duane Kittleson, a WIRSFL committee member.
NOTE: Some local lodges have "Barnelopet" events. Please consider contacting local organizations who support the visually impaired and offer your event as an opportunity.