Upcoming 2018 Event

The 2018 event is the 40th Annual Ski for Light event. Blind or Visually Impaired Cross-Country Skiers, Ski Guides and Volunteers are invited to attend Ski for Light 2018, and help us celebrate this milestone event.

Dates: Monday February 5th, 2018 (afternoon arrival) to Sunday February 11th 2018 (morning departure).

Accommodation: Village Green Hotel, 4801 27 Street, Vernon, BC. Phone: 250-542-3321 Email: reservations (at) villagegreenhotel.com

Room booking for the event will be done by Ski For Light (Canada) from the registration forms. Anyone coming in early, and/or staying late, will have to make their own arrangements with the hotel.

Ski Location: Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre - "BC's top cross-country ski area"

Ski rentals are available at Sovereign Lake. Non-waxable skis, boots and poles are available for $10 / day. Sit-ski rentals are also available. They are not adjustable, and rent for $10 / day. Only 4 are available -- reservations should be pre-arranged with Barry Nelson (see contact information below).

Cost: Skiers CAD $450 / Guides CAD $420 - Payable by money order or cheque.
US & Other Participants - personal cheque written in USD will be accepted at par.

This includes shared accommodation (2 per room), meals from Monday evening to Sunday morning, transportation to/from the ski area, cross-country ski trail fees, and evening programs.

Choice of roommate can be requested on the registration form. If not requested, roommates will be assigned by the Registrar.

Registration Deadline - December 15, 2017

Transportation to/from Vernon is the participant's responsibility.

Some options are:

  • Chartered Bus from Alberta
    Cost $100 / person for return trip. Reservations must be done by December 1, 2017 with Brian McIvor (see contact information below).

  • Greyhound Bus from Vancouver - www.greyhound.ca
    Cost $91 (Advance purchase) or $157 (Standard fare)

  • Air to Kelowna Airport
    The Kelowna Airport's website has a page with shuttle services and taxi information.

Schedule: Monday - check-in time at hotel is 3 pm. Guide-skier assignments are announced on Monday evening.

Sample schedule: Tuesday to Saturday (could be subject to change)

  • Breakfast - 7 am
  • Ski Bus - leaves hotel at 9 am,
  • Lunch - served at Sovereign Lake
  • Ski Bus - leaves Sovereign Lake at 3 pm
  • Dinner - 6 pm

Evening programs - a variety of evening programs are planned
40th Anniversary Celebration evening, Live & Silent Auction, Quiz Night, Talent Night, Annual General Meeting, Banquet & Medal Presentation

Note: Friday is a FREE day - can be used as a rest day. Skiing is optional, but the bus will operate for those who wish to ski. Skiers are responsible to find their own guides for that day.

Sunday - check-out time at hotel is 11 am.

Contact Information:

Registration: Barry Nelson - 604-463-8777 or by email barrynel (at) telus.net

Alberta Chartered Bus: Brian McIvor - Home: 403-242-8325 or Mobile: 403-701-8325

More information can be found in the Participant Information Letter on the Register page.