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2018 Trip Schedule    

Above is the 2018 Schedule.  Sign ups for upcoming events listed on schedule will be on the "Event Schedule" page soon.  Please check back often for sign up opportunities.


October 20, 21,22- Windy City Ski Show
Click here to help work the ABSF booth

Date and Times
Friday October 20st - 3pm to 10pm
Saturday October 21st - 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday October 22nd - 11 am to 5 pm

Location
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center
Minutes west of Chicago/O'hare Intl Airport
1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

November 18 -*Pizza Party * 

Please join ABSF as we kick-off the season by renewing old friendships and reaching out to prospective new skiers and guides. Join us at the Exchequer Pub in downtown Chicago on Saturday, November 18th from 4 pm to 7pm. Food and soft drinks will be provided by ABSF. Other drinks are available at a reasonable cost. For planning purposes we need to get a good count of likely attendance, so please use the ABSF website “Event Schedule” link to sign up to attend the pizza party. You can also renew your ABSF membership online when you visit our website.

The Exchequer is located at 226 S. Wabash, under the “L” tracks. All CTA subway and elevated lines pass within a block or two and major train stations are within walking distance. If you need assistance with directions or getting to the Exchequer please contact Joe Ferrick at (32) 718-1040 or via email at Joeyxboat1@gmail.com.

If you are interested in guiding, come to the party.
Past VI skiers and guides, come to the party.
Click to register for Pizza Party

January 7-   Guide Clinic- For new guides and refresher for experienced guides.  Sign up coming soon at ABSF.ORG
Visually impaired skiers, half day of skiing due to classroom training in the morning.
 

Click to Renew or sign-up for an ABSF Membership ONLINE.

Waiver  form only

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Salmann, a visually impaired skier with ABSF recently received the BMO "January Player of the Month Award" for the Chicago Black Hawks
Below is the link to the interview. 
Enjoy. 
BMO interview with winners and Salmaan
.  Click to view



Click on the following links from very proud parents of 2 VISUALLY IMPAIRED kids first time skiing ever.

Wilmot January 12 2016  https://youtu.be/jKiRbT6Yyao     

Cascade day 1   youtu.be/3QvvvxqFypk

Cascade day 2   youtu.be/Gz00it-wK2k

“Honestly...I cry every time I watch the clips. That weekend will be kept in my memory as one of my favorites! “

Mom



Watch this site for more information on our upcoming season activities, our ski schedule, and other fun events throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. You can guide, or ski, or just volunteer your time and talents. Learn how you can volunteer to help out.

Contact ABSF if you would like to volunteer as a ski guide.  Help show some new visually impaired people, that skiing is much to fun, not to do, just because you can’t see well!

The American Blind Skiing Foundation
609 Crandell Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60193

 

 

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