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New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival

New England Blind & Visually Impaired Ski Festival

Presented by Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Maine Adaptive / NEVI Fest Bike Ride

On Saturday, September 20th the Second annual bike ride to benefit the New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival, held at Sugarloaf in February, and Maine Adaptive will be held at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. A choice of routes in 10, 25 and 60 mile lengths will be available and all routes will be adaptive cycle friendly for those with their own equipment. Adaptive cycle demos and an adaptive group ride will also be available, with instruction and support provided by Maine Adaptive staff and volunteers. Registration starts at 7:30 am and the cost is $45 which includes lunch and a t-shirt. Click here to register today!

Volunteers are also very much needed to help with registration, parking, food, adaptive bike demos and rest stops to name a few! Please contact Toby and Tara Burdet, Volunteer Coordinators, at if you're interested in volunteering.

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NEVI Fest 2014

Participants traveled from as far away as sunny Florida to enjoy a week of fabulous skiing, camaraderie and fun filled activities as the third annual NEVI Fest was held in February at Sugarloaf Mountain in beautiful Carrabassett Valley, Maine! Blind adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, conducted his blind guiding clinic for our volunteers and spoke at our opening dinner reception to kick off the festival. Participants were thrilled to not only meet Erik, but to be able to ski with him while he was here. Blind hiker and Founder of 2020 Vision Quest, Randy Pierce, joined us for a second year and shared his life experiences at our closing banquet. His words, powerful and meaningful, were words many will always remember! A special thank you to all of our volunteers - many who are with us the entire week! And a special thank you to our sponsors who help to make the festival a reality!

Learn new skills, and share experiences.

image titleCome enjoy an extraordinary big mountain skiing experience at the largest ski area east of the Rockies. From February 8 – 12, 2015 Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation will be welcoming visually impaired (VI) and blind skiers, their guides and families from throughout the U.S. to the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

This festival is designed to create a unique social, recreational and educational experience for skiers of all levels. Skiers will have the opportunity to develop their skiing abilities on all levels of terrain with their own guides or qualified festival volunteers. Skills enhancement will also be available for guides from Certified PSIA Adaptive and experienced clinicians.

Maine Adaptive / NEVI Fest Bike Ride

Download The Bike Ride Poster!

Erik's Blind Ski Clinic

Watch as Erik performes a clinic for the guides at NEVI Fest 2014!

Click here to watch the video

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NEVI Fest Sponsors

Please take a moment and check out the sponsors who help to make NEVI Fest possible!