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Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere!

Ski for Light: International Virtually Everywhere Event! 27 - 30 Jan 2021

SKI FOR LIGHT 2021 EVENT

Registration now open for the Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere! While we wish we could get together in person, we will still exercise our creativity, to connect, share and learn via technology.

Register now so you can join us Wednesday, January 27 through Saturday, January 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event!

We will gather via the Zoom platform for three to four hours per day to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person. We plan a fitness program to get your blood pumping, special interest sessions to expand your knowledge, and a closing banquet full of comedy and song.

And for the first time, SFL attendance will be free! All registrants will receive a Ski for Light patch and a stretch band with the SFL Logo.

Not familiar with zoom? Don’t worry. We’ll be scheduling some zoom training so that everyone can participate in the event. So, register now at the link at the bottom of this email.  I’ve also provided a link to the SFL bulletin, which provides more information about the event.

To register for the event, go to: The 2021 Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere (sfl.org)

 

Ski for Light: Virtually Everywhere Event Details

The COVID-19 pandemic has created so many disruptions and hardships, all around the world, but it can’t prevent the Ski for Light community from connecting via technology. Join us January 27 – 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event! From Wednesday through Saturday, we will gather via the Zoom platform to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person, promoting fitness and friendships, plus a few fun surprises-all while safely at home.

Most sessions will be conducted live via Zoom between 6 and 10 p.m. Eastern time; recordings will be posted to the SFL YouTube channel for enjoying anytime, and we’ll be sharing content via Facebook and Twitter as well. Participants can choose to join as many or as few of the virtual event sessions as they wish.

The program schedule will include the following types of sessions:

  • An opening night welcome program
  • Stretching, yoga and other physical activities to get your body moving
  • Personal challenges to step up your own fitness program, go further, or try something new, with resources that will help you reach your fitness goals
  • Special-interest sessions on a wide range of topics
  • How to participate in SFL as a guide or visually or mobility impaired skier
  • A live auction featuring fabulous items of all kinds
  • A Saturday night “banquet” (dress-up optional, BYO everything), with inspiring speakers, awards and other festivities

There is no cost to attend the 2021 Ski for Light International Virtual Event, but we ask everyone who wants to be a part of the week to complete and submit the short application linked below. Each registrant for the event will receive via postal mail an embroidered Ski for Light event patch and a customized SFL logo resistance band (handy for home strength training and stretching), free of charge. Each registrant will also be enrolled in an event e-mail listserve, which will be used to keep you informed about the program schedule as it is finalized, to send you additional information about the fitness program and challenges that will be part of the event, and to send you the information that you will need to access each session via zoom, or to access event recordings on YouTube.

A custom SFL logo fleece headband has also been especially created for the event. This performance headband, in bright royal blue with the Ski for Light logo on the front, is the perfect screen-friendly fashion accessory for our upcoming virtual event. You can learn more about the headband and order one if you wish by going to www.sfl.org/events/headband. The cost of each headband is $25.00 which includes shipping and handling expenses.

The 2021 Virtual Event Chair is Bonnie O’Day. If you have questions, want to suggest program ideas for the week, or wish to be involved in the work of putting the event together, please contact Bonnie via e-mail at BonnOday@gmail.com

Also linked below is a description of Special-Interest Sessions and how they will be conducted at the virtual event. We are seeking volunteers to lead such sessions, and you may indicate your interest in leading a session by completing the short form at the end of the description.

Come Zoom with us in January, and soon, we’ll be back out on the trails with each other, zooming for real.

2021 Event Application and Special Interest Sessions

The SFL Bulletin, with more details about the event can be found at: Ski for Light Bulletin Fall 2020 (sfl.org)

To purchase a headband, go to: SFL Logo Headband

 

SFL Well at Home

We Ski for Lighters usually like to get up and go, but right now, in service of public health, we’re hunkering down. To help our far-flung community stay fit, positive, and connected during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pulling together some fun digital content featuring your SFL friends sharing their favorite at-home exercises, meditations, motivational tips, and more.

Got a short video or audio to share, or maybe a request for help? Reach out to SFL vice president Julie Coppens, at JYCoppens@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page. Thanks for contributing and participating, and be well!

Here’s a link to our Facebook videos (you don’t need a Facebook account to watch):

https://www.facebook.com/SkiforLight/videos

Here’s a link to an audio recording of an SFL morning stretch class from a few years ago (but still great!), led by Nino Pacini:

https://www.sfl.org/event-save/podcasts/stretch.mp3

And because we all need to remember to breathe in these anxious times, here’s a link to SFL guide Betsy Thomason’s 10-minute video intro to her book JUST BREATHE OUT:

 

 

 

 

Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere!

Ski for Light: International Virtually Everywhere Event! 27 - 30 Jan 2021
Venue:
Online Zoom 27 -30 January 20121
live via Zoom between 6 and 10 p.m. Eastern time
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
Date:
27th November 2021
Cost:
Free


SKI FOR LIGHT 2021 EVENT

Registration now open for the Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere! While we wish we could get together in person, we will still exercise our creativity, to connect, share and learn via technology.

Register now so you can join us Wednesday, January 27 through Saturday, January 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event!

We will gather via the Zoom platform for three to four hours per day to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person. We plan a fitness program to get your blood pumping, special interest sessions to expand your knowledge, and a closing banquet full of comedy and song.

And for the first time, SFL attendance will be free! All registrants will receive a Ski for Light patch and a stretch band with the SFL Logo.

Not familiar with zoom? Don’t worry. We’ll be scheduling some zoom training so that everyone can participate in the event. So, register now at the link at the bottom of this email.  I’ve also provided a link to the SFL bulletin, which provides more information about the event.

To register for the event, go to: The 2021 Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere (sfl.org)

 

Ski for Light: Virtually Everywhere Event Details

The COVID-19 pandemic has created so many disruptions and hardships, all around the world, but it can’t prevent the Ski for Light community from connecting via technology. Join us January 27 – 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event! From Wednesday through Saturday, we will gather via the Zoom platform to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person, promoting fitness and friendships, plus a few fun surprises-all while safely at home.

Most sessions will be conducted live via Zoom between 6 and 10 p.m. Eastern time; recordings will be posted to the SFL YouTube channel for enjoying anytime, and we’ll be sharing content via Facebook and Twitter as well. Participants can choose to join as many or as few of the virtual event sessions as they wish.

The program schedule will include the following types of sessions:

  • An opening night welcome program
  • Stretching, yoga and other physical activities to get your body moving
  • Personal challenges to step up your own fitness program, go further, or try something new, with resources that will help you reach your fitness goals
  • Special-interest sessions on a wide range of topics
  • How to participate in SFL as a guide or visually or mobility impaired skier
  • A live auction featuring fabulous items of all kinds
  • A Saturday night “banquet” (dress-up optional, BYO everything), with inspiring speakers, awards and other festivities

There is no cost to attend the 2021 Ski for Light International Virtual Event, but we ask everyone who wants to be a part of the week to complete and submit the short application linked below. Each registrant for the event will receive via postal mail an embroidered Ski for Light event patch and a customized SFL logo resistance band (handy for home strength training and stretching), free of charge. Each registrant will also be enrolled in an event e-mail listserve, which will be used to keep you informed about the program schedule as it is finalized, to send you additional information about the fitness program and challenges that will be part of the event, and to send you the information that you will need to access each session via zoom, or to access event recordings on YouTube.

A custom SFL logo fleece headband has also been especially created for the event. This performance headband, in bright royal blue with the Ski for Light logo on the front, is the perfect screen-friendly fashion accessory for our upcoming virtual event. You can learn more about the headband and order one if you wish by going to www.sfl.org/events/headband. The cost of each headband is $25.00 which includes shipping and handling expenses.

The 2021 Virtual Event Chair is Bonnie O’Day. If you have questions, want to suggest program ideas for the week, or wish to be involved in the work of putting the event together, please contact Bonnie via e-mail at BonnOday@gmail.com

Also linked below is a description of Special-Interest Sessions and how they will be conducted at the virtual event. We are seeking volunteers to lead such sessions, and you may indicate your interest in leading a session by completing the short form at the end of the description.

Come Zoom with us in January, and soon, we’ll be back out on the trails with each other, zooming for real.

2021 Event Application and Special Interest Sessions

The SFL Bulletin, with more details about the event can be found at: Ski for Light Bulletin Fall 2020 (sfl.org)

To purchase a headband, go to: SFL Logo Headband

 

SFL Well at Home

We Ski for Lighters usually like to get up and go, but right now, in service of public health, we’re hunkering down. To help our far-flung community stay fit, positive, and connected during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pulling together some fun digital content featuring your SFL friends sharing their favorite at-home exercises, meditations, motivational tips, and more.

Got a short video or audio to share, or maybe a request for help? Reach out to SFL vice president Julie Coppens, at JYCoppens@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page. Thanks for contributing and participating, and be well!

Here’s a link to our Facebook videos (you don’t need a Facebook account to watch):

https://www.facebook.com/SkiforLight/videos

Here’s a link to an audio recording of an SFL morning stretch class from a few years ago (but still great!), led by Nino Pacini:

https://www.sfl.org/event-save/podcasts/stretch.mp3

And because we all need to remember to breathe in these anxious times, here’s a link to SFL guide Betsy Thomason’s 10-minute video intro to her book JUST BREATHE OUT:

 

 

 

 

Ski For Light (SFL) 2021

Need Something to Look Forward To? Ski for LIght Jan 24-31, 2021!

Need Something to Look Forward To? Where We’ll Be in 2021!

Mark your calendars and reserve the week of January 24-31, 2021.

The 46th annual Ski for Light International week is scheduled to take place once again in the breathtakingly gorgeous Colorado Rockies!

We will be skiing on the familiar trails and staying at the friendly confines of Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado.

As part of the YMCA of the Rockies, the venue boasts 90 kilometres of trails, providing ample skiing for all abilities from beginner to advanced.

A bonus feature of staying at SMR is that those fabulous trails are just a short shuttle ride or ski away from lodging.

General information about the week and about this much-loved location is available now at www.sfl.org/events/next.

Bonnie O’Day has just been named Chair of the 2021 planning committee, and she and her team will be working hard to lay the foundation for what will no doubt be a fun-filled week of skiing, camaraderie, and other, memorable experiences.

Stay tuned for updates about the 2021 event and be on the lookout for applications to golive in early August!

 

Photos below  of some of our members at last years Ski for light

The Dates

The 2021 Ski for Light, Inc. International Week will be held from Sunday evening, January 24 through Sunday morning, January 31, 2021. First and second year guides will need to arrive one day early, by Saturday afternoon, January 23rd, for guide orientation and training.

The Location

The 2021 Ski for Light, Inc. International Week will be held at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado, near Winter Park. The skiing portion of the Ski for Light week has been held at Snow Mountain Ranch eleven previous times, from 1992 to most recently 2019. This year, as in 2019, we will not only be skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch, we will be staying in three of the hotel and ski lodge buildings on the property. This will allow attendees to ski onto the trails just a short distance from their lodging.

Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,100 acre complex at an elevation of 8,750 feet. The site was originally the location of two high-country homesteads, the Just Ranch established in 1895 and the Rowley Homestead established in 1919. Many of the buildings are still standing, near the Nordic Center and on the trails, as a reminder of what life was like in this rugged country a century ago. The YMCA of the Rockies acquired the property in 1966 and created the recreational mecca that it is today.

On the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch are a 90 kilometer cross country trail system that is consistently rated as one of the best Nordic venues in the country. There is even a lighted 2 kilometer loop near the Nordic Center for those who do not get enough skiing during the day. Trails are wide and wonderfully well groomed. Also on the property are a lighted tubing hill, a covered outdoor ice skating rink, fat bike, snow shoe and hiking trails, an indoor pool and sauna, a roller skating rink, an indoor climbing wall, a craft center, a horse stable, and much more. Visit the Snow Mountain Ranch website for a complete listing of all of the activities available on the property for guests. While cross country skiing will as always be the only official Ski for Light activity, attendees will have many options available to them for their leisure hours.

Getting to and From Snow Mountain Ranch

Unless you are driving to Snow Mountain Ranch you will want to fly into and out of the Denver International Airport for your trip to Ski for Light. The Denver Airport is about 115 miles from Snow Mountain Ranch, a trip that usually takes from 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic and the weather.

The trip from the airport will take you westward on I 70 to and through the city of Denver, and then onward and upward into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In Clear Creek Canyon you will exit onto U.S. Highway 40, and then climb steadily upward on switchbacks until you reach the summit of Berthoud Pass at an elevation of 11,307 feet. This route to the Fraser Valley was discovered by Edward Berthoud and Jim Bridger in 1861 when they were searching for a route through the mountains for the railroad. After passing the summit you will drop down into the valley and pass the Winter Park Ski Resort before reaching your destination for the week, near Granby.

Ski for Light will provide free charter bus service between the Denver airport and Snow Mountain Ranch. If you wish to take advantage of this service please be sure to schedule your arrival in Denver for no later than 1:30 pm on your arrival day, and your departure for no earlier than 10:00 am on departure day, Sunday January 31st.

Lodging For The Week

We will be using three separate buildings on the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch for lodging. Each building contains only rooms of a specific type.
The rooms in all three buildings have a private bathroom, in room telephone and wireless internet access, but none contain a television. Linens and towels are provided and there is daily maid service. Each building has a central lounge area for games and relaxation, with free tea and coffee service.

  • Indian Peaks Lodge is a traditional hotel type building: each of the 79 rooms in Indian Peaks contains two queen beds, a sofa sleeper, a mini fridge, a microwave oven and a balcony or patio; Indian Peaks will be used for single and double occupancy rooms.
  • Aspenbrook Lodge is a ski lodge type building. Each of the 47 rooms in Aspenbrook contains two queen beds and one set of bunk beds; Aspenbrook will be used for single , double and triple occupancy rooms.
  • Silver Sage Lodge is also a ski lodge type building. Each of the 47 rooms in Silver sage contains one queen bed and
    two sets of bunk beds; Silver Sage will be used for overflow housing as necessary.

 

Ski For Light (SFL) 2021

Need Something to Look Forward To? Ski for LIght Jan 24-31, 2021!

Need Something to Look Forward To? Where We’ll Be in 2021!

Mark your calendars and reserve the week of January 24-31, 2021.

The 46th annual Ski for Light International week is scheduled to take place once again in the breathtakingly gorgeous Colorado Rockies!

We will be skiing on the familiar trails and staying at the friendly confines of Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado.

As part of the YMCA of the Rockies, the venue boasts 90 kilometres of trails, providing ample skiing for all abilities from beginner to advanced.

A bonus feature of staying at SMR is that those fabulous trails are just a short shuttle ride or ski away from lodging.

General information about the week and about this much-loved location is available now at www.sfl.org/events/next.

Bonnie O’Day has just been named Chair of the 2021 planning committee, and she and her team will be working hard to lay the foundation for what will no doubt be a fun-filled week of skiing, camaraderie, and other, memorable experiences.

Stay tuned for updates about the 2021 event and be on the lookout for applications to golive in early August!

 

Photos below  of some of our members at last years Ski for light

 

The Dates

The 2021 Ski for Light, Inc. International Week will be held from Sunday evening, January 24 through Sunday morning, January 31, 2021. First and second year guides will need to arrive one day early, by Saturday afternoon, January 23rd, for guide orientation and training.

The Location

The 2021 Ski for Light, Inc. International Week will be held at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado, near Winter Park. The skiing portion of the Ski for Light week has been held at Snow Mountain Ranch eleven previous times, from 1992 to most recently 2019. This year, as in 2019, we will not only be skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch, we will be staying in three of the hotel and ski lodge buildings on the property. This will allow attendees to ski onto the trails just a short distance from their lodging.

Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,100 acre complex at an elevation of 8,750 feet. The site was originally the location of two high-country homesteads, the Just Ranch established in 1895 and the Rowley Homestead established in 1919. Many of the buildings are still standing, near the Nordic Center and on the trails, as a reminder of what life was like in this rugged country a century ago. The YMCA of the Rockies acquired the property in 1966 and created the recreational mecca that it is today.

On the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch are a 90 kilometer cross country trail system that is consistently rated as one of the best Nordic venues in the country. There is even a lighted 2 kilometer loop near the Nordic Center for those who do not get enough skiing during the day. Trails are wide and wonderfully well groomed. Also on the property are a lighted tubing hill, a covered outdoor ice skating rink, fat bike, snow shoe and hiking trails, an indoor pool and sauna, a roller skating rink, an indoor climbing wall, a craft center, a horse stable, and much more. Visit the Snow Mountain Ranch website for a complete listing of all of the activities available on the property for guests. While cross country skiing will as always be the only official Ski for Light activity, attendees will have many options available to them for their leisure hours.

Getting to and From Snow Mountain Ranch

Unless you are driving to Snow Mountain Ranch you will want to fly into and out of the Denver International Airport for your trip to Ski for Light. The Denver Airport is about 115 miles from Snow Mountain Ranch, a trip that usually takes from 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic and the weather.

The trip from the airport will take you westward on I 70 to and through the city of Denver, and then onward and upward into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In Clear Creek Canyon you will exit onto U.S. Highway 40, and then climb steadily upward on switchbacks until you reach the summit of Berthoud Pass at an elevation of 11,307 feet. This route to the Fraser Valley was discovered by Edward Berthoud and Jim Bridger in 1861 when they were searching for a route through the mountains for the railroad. After passing the summit you will drop down into the valley and pass the Winter Park Ski Resort before reaching your destination for the week, near Granby.

Ski for Light will provide free charter bus service between the Denver airport and Snow Mountain Ranch. If you wish to take advantage of this service please be sure to schedule your arrival in Denver for no later than 1:30 pm on your arrival day, and your departure for no earlier than 10:00 am on departure day, Sunday January 31st.

Lodging For The Week

We will be using three separate buildings on the grounds of Snow Mountain Ranch for lodging. Each building contains only rooms of a specific type.
The rooms in all three buildings have a private bathroom, in room telephone and wireless internet access, but none contain a television. Linens and towels are provided and there is daily maid service. Each building has a central lounge area for games and relaxation, with free tea and coffee service.

  • Indian Peaks Lodge is a traditional hotel type building: each of the 79 rooms in Indian Peaks contains two queen beds, a sofa sleeper, a mini fridge, a microwave oven and a balcony or patio; Indian Peaks will be used for single and double occupancy rooms.
  • Aspenbrook Lodge is a ski lodge type building. Each of the 47 rooms in Aspenbrook contains two queen beds and one set of bunk beds; Aspenbrook will be used for single , double and triple occupancy rooms.
  • Silver Sage Lodge is also a ski lodge type building. Each of the 47 rooms in Silver sage contains one queen bed and
    two sets of bunk beds; Silver Sage will be used for overflow housing as necessary.

 

 

Looking Back SFL 2020

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

original article www.sfl.org

Photo Memories

Many people who attended the SFL 2020 event in Wyoming have posted individual photos as well as photo albums to the SFL Facebook page. Click here to view photo’s and keep up with SFL happenings.

2020 Race and Rally Results

View or download the 2020 Olav Pedersen Race and Rally results (MS Excel format) from the 2020 event.

Media Coverage

Two local Casper television stations aired feature stories about Ski for Light during the week.

K2 TV story by Bobby Falat   – Youtube Video Below