Back in 1969, a small group of blind people were invited, through the C.N.I.B., to try alpine skiing together with some recreational students from Centennial College. The experiment was so successful that after the ski season, they formed their own club. Named The Ski Hawks, it was the first such club for blind skiers in Canada.  

In 2003 the Ski Hawks joined Ontario Track 3, a volunteer non-profit organization that teaches children and youth with disabilities to downhill ski and snowboard. The group is managed by Barb and Ron Lusher. 

The success of The Ski Hawks has been due to the great interest among the blind and visually impaired in outdoor winter recreational sports and the resulting companionship of others sharing this enjoyment of skiing. To learn more about this incredible group of skiers, visit their website:  http://www.torontoskihawks.org/

Ski Hawk Skiers on the slopes
Group photo of ski hawks