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Q&A with Ski for Light Volunteer, Marie Huston

YMCA of the Rockies Senior Group Sales Manager reflects on her experience with Ski for Light (SFL) over the years.

What keeps you coming back and working for SFL after all these years?

In 1992 while working at the hotel Ski for Light was staying at in Granby, Colorado I was welcomed into the SFL family by a water balloon shot across the ice rink in front of the hotel. This playful exchange invited me into the FUN. Just like a family, Ski for Light offers laughter & tears, successes & challenges, unconditional love and always a hug. This sharing brings me back year after year.

What would be missing in your life if SFL didn’t exist?

Ski for Light has filled my life with friendships that have led to crazy memories and adventures like creative hotel room decorating, skiing the amazing kilometers of trails each year with my skier, and travels to Norway, up mountains and down rivers.

What have you learned by being involved in SFL?

Ski for Light has taught me that each of us want to be valued as a person.  Not for our differences, but our contributions. I remember the first time one of my mobility impaired skiers rolled their eyes when someone told them they were an inspiration. I didn’t get it. Now I do…we all have challenges, each one unique to each one of us.

What hopes do you have for SFL’s future?

I hope our Ski for Light family continues to grow. Each year we expand our family with new guides and skiers, I would like Ski for Light nourish these relationships for our future leadership…So the skiing, sharing, and fun continues on for generations to come.

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