Ski for Light

Held at Sky Lake

Sky Lake

Photo of Founder's Lodge at Sky Lake. In this winter scene, we view the lodge from the lake side looking across the open field. The massive two story lodge is wrapped by balcony and windows facing the lake. Snow is in the foreground and on the roof. Out of photo.

Sky Lake has a rich history in the southern region of Windsor County, New York. For more than 40 years, the facility has been the home to various activities and support ministries for young camps, adult outings, and as woodland venue for conferences.

Situated on 800 acres of a dedicated land preserve, if offers excellent hiking trails, a 40 acre lake which freezes hard in the winter, and outstanding snowshoe and cross country skiing opportunities.

Ski for Light

The winter program is called Ski for Light, and is a week long event held annually in the latter part of January. Visually impaired or blind skiers are paired with a sighted guide for cross country skiing on several trails around the lodge area. Other activities include:

  • snowshoeing
  • hiking
  • games such as Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit
  • a mystery gift exchange
  • sing-a-alongs
  • silent auction

The week concludes with a semi-formal dinner, and a talent show featuring any member of the group who wants to participate.

Ski For Light 2020 is “in the books.” Planning is underway for our next winter program. The venue and schedule will be announced on this site, so check back in the fall of 2020 for the latest on the winter program in 2021. All are invited to participate. If you have any questions about the winter program, please contact:
Ed Kenlon – Guide Coordinator
Louise Wood – Visually Impaired Coordinator