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Ridder Week 2020

Ridder Week (Ridderrenn)  2020
Beitostolen, Norway - email contact for full details
Sunday, 22 March - until Sunday, 29 March
22nd March 2020
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Ridder Week (Ridderrenn)  2020

Original article by By Marion Elmquist from the Ski for Light Bulletin Fall 2019

The 2020 annual Ridderweek will be held in Beitostolen, Norway beginning Sunday, 22 March and wrapping up on Sunday, 29 March with the actual 20-kilometre race on Saturday, March 28.

Mike Brace is the Metro Blind Sport contact about this event if you are interested in going please contact mike below to find out costs and details of this year’s trip.

Contact: mike@mikebrace.co.uk 

Ridderweek is a wonderful opportunity to ski, to make new ski friends, to enjoy outstanding Norwegian hospitality, and to learn more about the program that spawned SFL.

You can listen to these Ridderweek Audio Podcasts below

The event is much like the Ski for Light International week, with evening programs, dances, a talent show, and a live auction that raises money for the Ridderrenn.

There are several opportunities to challenge yourself on the trails during the week: a biathlon, using laser rifles, and a 5 K race for women and a 10K race for men. In addition, there is an alpine slalom race for mobility-impaired skiers and VIPs with some vision. During the alpine race on Friday, there’s also a picnic, so you can enjoy hot dogs wrapped in lefse or hamburgers while cheering on the racers.

Located about three hours from Oslo, Beitostolen is a summer and winter resort town that boasts a downhill ski area and many kilometres of Nordic ski trails.

There are some gift shops, restaurants, bars, a couple of grocery stores, and ski shops.

After the week in Beitostolen, we’ll spend a couple of days sightseeing in Oslo, a beautiful and easy to navigate the city.

Past Skiing trips



Visually Impaired Cross Country Skiing -VICCS!

Visually Impaired Cross Country Skiing -VICCS

We are a group of enthusiastic cross country skiers spread throughout Britain.

The purpose of our group is to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the freedom and challenge of cross-country skiing.

We achieve this by arranging an annual holiday – an opportunity for visually impaired people and sighted guides to ski together, learn from each other and have fun.

Our group does not have charitable status, nor (at present) is it a club, we are simply a self-organised group of people who love to ski!

Visually Impaired Cross Country Skiing Holiday 2018!

The 2017 trip  is fully booked

If you are interested in joining our 2018 holiday please send an email to vi.nordic2016@gmail.com and we will contact you to discuss and provide further information.