Mark G. Davis and a team of terrific volunteers formed Foresight Ski Guides Inc. in 2001. Since then, thanks to the generous support of Vail Resorts, Colorado businesses and award-winning instructors, our team of dedicated guides has worked to improve the quality of life for hundreds of individuals who are blind or experiencing low vision. Through Foresight those individuals are able to gain access to outdoor experiences allowing them the same opportunity as sighted individuals to participate in outdoor recreation like skiing and snowboarding.
Mark is the founder of Foresight Ski Guides. In 1999 while a successful financial professional in his 40’s, Mark lost his functional vision as a result of a rare symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. Being a skier for almost as long as he could walk, he was devastated not only by the loss of his sight but also by the prospect of losing the freedom and thrill of skiing.
Following this sudden and tragic turn in his life, Mark decided that vision alone would not keep him from the slopes. With the assistance of Colorado Ski School for the Blind he was soon back on the mountain. For Mark, this experience with challenge recreation was the transformative experience that lifted grief and depression and brought renewed passion and confidence. Mark has dedicated his life to offering others in similar situations the thrilling, life altering adventure of ‘skiing blind.’