The 41st annual Ski for Light International Week

The 41st annual Ski for Light International Week will take place in Northwest Lower Michigan on the grounds of Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. It will take place from Sunday January 24th to Saturday January 30th, 2016.

Located 45 minutes from the Traverse City airport, Shanty Creek Resorts is a 4,500 acre complex. It contains three housing and entertainment villages, both cross-country and downhill ski trails, a tubing hill, several swimming pools and hot-tubs, a fitness center and spa, and more.

Applications are requested by November 1. Late applications can only be considered on a space available basis. Partial scholarships are available to first and second-year participants in financial need. More details about the event and the fully accessible online application, which can be completed on the Ski for Light website, can be found at

If you are a novice and want to learn how to cross country ski, or if you have skied before and just want to be matched with an experienced guide and meet new friends for a wonderful week of fun in the snow, this is the event for you!

You can also contact me, Bonnie O’Day, or my husband Bob Hartt at (703) 845-3436 or