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Now is the time to start thinking about signing up for the 39th annual Black Hills Regional Ski for Light(BHSFL) event! The dates for this year’s event include registration at the Mineral Palace on Sunday afternoon, January 21st. The race day and banquet will be held Thursday evening. Hotel check-out is Friday morning, January 26th.

A charter bus will depart from various communities along Interstate 94 to take us to Deadwood. There is plenty of room for participants, volunteers and space to store your luggage.

Don’t be left behind! Sign-up early to reserve a seat. Bus tickets will cost $20 round-trip. Make your non-refundable $20 check or money order payable to: North Dakota Association of the Blind. Please write Ski for Light Bus in the memo line on your check and mail to Helen Baumgartner, Treasurer, NDAB, 402 12th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554.
You may also choose to pay online for your bus ticket on the website.

The cost for the Black Hills Ski for Light event is $200. This includes five nights lodging based upon double occupancy, four lunch meals, one evening meal and a banquet ticket. The $200 also covers all equipment rentals. Please note that BHSFL may provide partial scholarships for those who qualify for financial need. All scholarships must be approved by the SFL board. In order to receive a scholarship, you must be willing to share a room with another Ski for Light participant. To obtain an application for a scholarship please call the BHSFL office at 605-341-3626. Scholarship applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis. The deadline for submissions is November 30th.
You may register and or fill out an online scholarship application at the website. Amy Osvold, NDVS/SB Rehab Teacher, will be the contact for participants in western North Dakota. She can be reached by calling 701-857-7634 or emailing Pam Haus, NDVS/SB Rehab Teacher, will be the contact for participants in eastern North Dakota. She can be reached by calling 701-795-2719 or emailing They are willing to provide assistance with applications, raffle tickets, bus transportation questions or to answer any other questions you may have regarding the event. If you would like to visit with an experienced participant about the event, contact Dave Sundeen, Sports and Recreation Chairperson, at 701-847-3139.