One of our members, Janice, flew out on Friday 3rd February, and the ski week finished on Sunday 13th February 2017.
If you are wanting to learn to Cross Country Ski and improve your technique, Janice recommends Ski For Light is the place to go. We were at 7-8 thousand feet, so it does make you a bit breathless, so it is a help if you can arrive there with some fitness. You are expected to ski every day while you are there, and the guides I have found to be mostly excellent.
The social side of things is good too, with over 100 blind skiers, each with a guide, and a few sit skiers too. Ski For Light is held at a different venue each year, and often returning to Colorado, so the terrain can be mixed. There is varied entertainment in the evenings, and one evening, it was dedicated to The Wild West, and as well as Square Dancing, there was a mechanical Bull, which many of us had a go on, and does take a lot of strength to hang on, and the cheers and jeers from the crowd, and the commentator is all part of the fun.
If you are interested in going for Ski for Light next year check out their website: http://www.sfl.org. Ski for Light 2018 Date: 21 Jan to 28 Jan.
Good luck and break a leg to the large party of Metro cross country skiers going to Norway on the 26th March 2017 for 1 week, many of whom this is their first time and we look forward to receiving some feedback from them.