Ski for Light - Art for Sight
'Ski for Light - Art for Sight' (c)Wm Barth Osmundsen, Sculptor & Founder
Commissioned by The Frisco Art Council, Frisco, CO.
Dedicated on the event of Olav Pedersen's 80th Birthday
Know as the Father of Ski for Light in the United States
Olav Pedersen, was a skier and newspaper reporter in Norway where he
participated in the beginnings of an exciting idea suggested by Norwegian blind singer,
Erling Stordahl, which was 'a sighted guide skiing with a blind skier'. Olav immigrated
to the US and Breckenridge CO. where he instructed Skiing and also worked as a carpenter,
bringing with him the Norwegian concept of 'Skiing with the Blind'. It was to be called;
'Ski for Light'.