Ski for Light

Held at Sky Lake

Ski for Light

Ski For Light 2021 at Sky Lake, Windsor, New York has been canceled due to COVID-19. This event which is decidedly a very social gathering cannot be held while attempting to comply with the necessary restrictions for decease mitigation. The NEPA SFL event coordinators feel strongly that compliance to state mandated restrictions be followed for the safety of participants and guides.

The event will be rescheduled and take place sometime in January – February 2022. Watch your email AND check this page for updates for both winter and summer programs.

But this info always applies:

This is a week long event from Sunday evening through the following Sunday morning. Vision impaired and blind skiers will be paired with a sighted guide for cross country skiing on nearby trails around the lodge. Ideally, one vision impaired participant is teamed with a guide. Often times we do not have enough guides for a one-to-one pairing. Then, we share. 

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 “no-talent” show featuring any member of the group who cares to share any degree of perceived talent.

If you have any questions about the winter program, please contact:
Ed Kenlon – Coordinator for Guides
Louise Wood – Coordinator for Vision Impaired

Sky Lake

In Founder's Lodge we see the expanse of the common room where meals are taken and folks warm themselves around a large fireplace.

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.