Please make payments by check made out to New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to NERSFL, P.O. Box 861, Georgetown, MA 01833.
Full payment and application for the January weekend trip must be received no later than December 1,2011. ($20 late registration fee added if received after this date.)
Payment for the March trip is due by January 30,2012 ($20 late registration fee added if received after this date).
For all events early application returns will assist in planning for adequate guide and transportation planning. Don’t miss out on our winter events as space for both trips fills up quickly! If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation for a trip, $25 of the trip cost is nonrefundable. The balance may be refundable in part minus charges incurred by NERSFL from the vendor. We will do our best to assist you to find someone to take your place, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a replacement.
Financial assistance is available to participants and guides who cannot afford to pay the full cost of a trip. Up to three-quarters of the cost of a trip may be subsidized. In order to be considered one must submit a letter with the event application by November 30 for the January trip and January 26 for the March trip. The letter should contain total monthly or yearly income with expenses and other related information to demonstrate need. You will be notified by telephone within one week from receipt of your application.
Trip Application, Health, Liability, Guide, and Participant forms are available by clicking here. All forms must be filled out, signed, and returned before you can participate in an event.
Anyone in good physical condition can expect to complete these activities. If there are any questions about your ability to participate, we will be happy to discuss them with you. In questionable cases, the decision to participate will lie with the participant and his or her physician. Participants must take responsibility for their own health-related issues at events. If you are interested in attending an event as a guide, please be assured that training in guiding a visually impaired person is available at events. However, it is expected that guides have prior experience and skill with cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Everyone’s enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures taken to improve physical fitness and stamina before the event. All guides and visually impaired participants must be at least eighteen years of age.
Transportation to events is a shared responsibility. We will make every effort to have transportation available by carpooling. Guides are encouraged to let us know if you are willing to drive and just how many passengers you can take. All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline and tolls. Remember! Take into consideration the high price of gas when paying your drivers!! If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans back home on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm on the final day of an event. It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants' plans.
Although guide dogs are welcome on most trips, there are restrictions that may impact your participation in some activities. On the last day of an event, after checkout time you will be responsible for attending to your dog. Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your dog. Dogs are not allowed on ski trails.
NOTE: These policies are also included in the Fall 2011-Winter 2012 newsletter.