ABSF was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit tax exempt (501-C3) national organization chartered in the State of Illinois. 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.
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 blind and 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 helps build that confidence.