VIBeS is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to enabling the blind and Visually Impaired to experience recreational activity through a shared vision. The goal is to provide physical fitness, outdoor and recreational activities for the participants, thereby increasing self-esteem, independence and personal growth.

All VIBeS members need to sign this waiver prior to participating in any VIBeS activity. Bring it with you or sign it when you arrive.

Skier Orientation & Guide Refresher

Saturday, December 6th

Contact Jeannette Fortin at or call 719-332-7529

Christmas Party/Holiday Potluck

Sunday, December 14th 4pm

Karen and Chase Vendl's home: 10142 Pine Glade Drive, COS, 80920 (Close to Chapel Hills Drive and Old Ranch Road, off Exit 151 Briargate Pkwy)
Bring a favorite dish to share. Wear that festive sweater! We need volunteers to provide turkey and ham for the Holiday Potluck. All others, please bring salads, sides, desserts and beverages.

Shoe 'n' Soak

Saturday, January 17th

A snowshoeing and hot springs extravaganza! We are typically gone for a full day and there is a minimal copay to attend. Snowshoes are provided, and transportation and admission to hot springs is included in the copay. Please sign up by January 10th - Diane 351-8974
Message from Diane: I will need drivers and snowshoes and am hoping for a final count by January 10. Participants will need boots, warm clothing, packed lunch and water, bathing suit and towel, and a copay of $10 to cover the hot springs and transportation. Drivers will have no copay. We will be leaving from CSDB parking lot at 8AM and returning around 6:30PM. Please feel free to call or email me with questions and to SIGN UP. We love lots of friendly faces on this trip. Please let me know if you are interested in joining's always a blast! --Diane

Ski for Light

January 23-25, 2015

Please contact Rick Palmer at 325-5832 for more info or to sign up!

Breckenridge Weekend Ski Trip

February 6-8, 2015

Melissa Rose - trip captain

Crested Butte Ski Trip

February 22-28, 2015

Hello Vibes Friends!!
We have been offered an amazing deal through the Adaptive Ski Program at Crested Butte for a full week of skiing from February 22-28 (or any part thereof). The offer includes skiing, lift tickets, guide, any instruction needed, lodging, transportation from Colorado Springs, and meals. This offer is for any VIP and a child or spouse...AMAZING!!!
There is a "commitment fee" of $200 per person, and the VIBES Board has agreed to help with this cost as needed. The director from Crested Butte will be very flexible with transportation, so if you feel you could go for even a couple of the days, he is willing to accommodate schedules. PLEASE consider this and take advantage if you can. He needs to know by the end of next week (December 12) if you will participate.
Also, we need a sighted trip captain who will accompany our skiers for that week. Those of you who are retired or have flexible schedules would be appreciated in this role.
Thanks and let me know ASAP if you will participate.
See you next Sunday at the Holiday Party!! (Dec. 14)
Diane 351-8974

Shoe 'n' Grub

Saturday, March 14th

...which may change its name to Shoe 'n' Chew! This trip is a morning of snowshoeing followed by late lunch at a restaurant.

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