The purpose of ABSF is to provide an educational skiing program that is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value.
In a world where "a picture is worth a thousand words" it's easy to understand the barriers that confront a child ... who can see no pictures. So it is with the visually impaired children and adults who ABSF serves.
Having the spirit and fortitude to overcome the daily challenges of life is difficult enough if you have sight, but for the blind, those challenges can be overwhelming. Confidence in oneself is needed. The American Blind Skiing Foundation is in the business of helping visually impaired children and adults build that confidence.
ABSF helps the blind to focus on what they can do ... not on what they can't see. This knowledge and confidence gives them some of the tools they need to successfully face challenges in other aspects of their lives.
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Most members are in the Chicagoland area. We have members in other areas of the country that join us on our longer trips.
We welcome all Visually Impaired Skiers. We are also seeking Sighted skiers to be trained at Guiding.
ABSF has day trips almost every weekend in January and February at either Wilmot Ski area or Alpine Valley Ski area in Southern Wisconsin. We also have go on weekend trips to other Midwest ski areas. At the end of the season we finish off with a "Western Ski Trip". We have been to Colorado and Utah the last few years.
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