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. NERSFL is unable to accept credit cards or Paypal at this point.
Full payment and application for an event must be postmarked no later than the 1st day of the month before the event. For example, payment for a January trip is due December 1. See Trip Application Form for exact deadlines. A $20 late registration fee added if postmarked 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 events as space for 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 attempt to find someone to take your place but cannot guarantee it.
NERSFL's President and Treasurer make ALL trip arrangements. NO ONE SHOULD CONTACT THE VENUE DIRECTLY. Refer all questions to President Marie Hennessy at 781-321-1071.
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 60 days before the event. The letter should contain total monthly or yearly income with expenses and other related information to demonstrate need. You will be notified by telephone or email within fourteen days of receipt of your application.
The trip application and 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.
To attend a NERSFL trip you must be willing to actively participate in all athletic events as either a VIP, guide, or guide in training. 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 or showshoeing for winter trips and hiking, kayaking or biking for summer trips. 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. You must not contact staff at venues where we do activities, or lodging operators to ask them to check on guide dogs left unsupervised. Dogs are not allowed in boats and are not allowed on many ski or snow shoe trails. When outdoors at an event Guide dogs must be on leash at all times. 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.
NOTE: These policies are also included in the current newsletter.