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Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing is one of the top Special Olympics sports. Stay up to date with alpine skiing news, events and competition results on this page. You'll find links to coaching resources, too. It's all here.


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Alpine skiing will be a high point of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Schladming, Austria. View the Alpine Skiing Fact Sheet

Alpine skiing is a demanding sport, and athletes will benefit by being in good physical condition to compete successfully and safely. Alpine skiing requires, in addition to a basic combination of endurance and strength, a high capacity of quickness and action/reaction endurance. Through proper training, the athletes improve their physical, psychological and mental efficiency.


Alpine Skiing Stories and News


December 24, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Poland

Ski Camp in Zapone gave important life lesson

By Cristian Turcan

Thank you to all the organisers!

This year, me and my son, Alexander, took part for the first time at an event organized by Special Olympics in ski camp at Zakopane – Poland. Here we learnt that being different does not mean better or less good, but simply different.View Story This year, me and my son, Alexander, took part for the first time at an event organized by Special Olympics in ski camp at Zakopane – Poland. Here we learnt that being different does not mean better or less good, but simply different. The fact that Alexander was able to put the skis on his feet, like any other child, that he was excited about the snow, the air, the move was for us the best gift for the Christmas holidays. Not athletic performance gave necessarily the measure of this project, but the human performance of organizers and volunteers who have been with the children on the sky slope and activities room. Encouragement and support received by the children, they offered them invaluable support to move forward and to overcome limitations. Each day spent in the camp was a life lesson for all present and we hope to be for all who learn about this wonderful project. I've learned that love and understanding is the universal language, no matter what country you live.

About Cristian Turcan:I am a father of Special Olympics young athlete Alexander.
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December 17, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Poland

The Future for Special Olympics Winter Sports started in Zakopane

By Maureen Clarke

First Ski Camp for Young Athletes, Zakopane, Poland.

The future of Special Olympics Winter Sports is bright! The first ski camp for Young Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities took place at the ski resort of Zakopane in Poland.View Story The future of Special Olympics Winter Sports is bright! The first ski camp for Young Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities took place at the ski resort of Zakopane in Poland kindly sponsored by the Kim Samuel Foundation. 22 young athletes participated from five countries – Finland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine from December 8th until December 11th. The ski camp trained athletes in Alpine Skiing and their families were given information and equipment in order to equip them with the right tools to start their own Young Athlete Program and Family Network Program. All families have committed to implement these programs in their own regions as a result of this great week. The ski camp included quality training on the slopes by experienced ski instructors from the ski school of Malgorzata Tlalka and her team. There were family training sessions for parents and Young Athletes in different key areas including foundation skills, walking and running; balance, jumping and catching.

About Maureen Clarke:I work with the Young Athlete and Family Programme at Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
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May 14, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Seeking Experienced Officials for the LA 2015 Games

By Sara Prescott

Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.View Story Special Olympics is accepting applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. In most cases, Special Olympics will select officials who are already certified by a related sports federation and who have Special Olympics officiating experience. Applications must be received by no later than July 1 2014. Please use the link below for more information and to download applications.

About Sara Prescott:I am the Administrative Assistant of Sports Training & Competition at Special Olympics.
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Alpine Skiing Events


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Location

Jan 4 - 5 2015

North Carolina Winter Games - Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Join us on January 4-5 at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina as our athletes showcase their skill in alpine skiing and snowboarding competition. Our athletes have undergone months of training and competition to prepare for this event. So come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sport.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd.

Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

January 14, 2015

Coaches Training - Winter Games Sports

This is a Coaches Training for the sports of alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. To register for this training, use the link below. If you have any further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Zach Warner
Email:warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 20, 2015

Southwest Regional Winter Games

Join us on January 20 at Timber Ski Resort in Gobles, Michigan. The Games will feature competition in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Almost 200 athletes from across Southwest Michigan compete in this yearly event.
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Nick Caudle
Email:caudl1n@cmich.edu
Phone:616-583-1202
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Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Gobles, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jan 21 - 25 2015

John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

Join us January 21-25 in various locations across Missouri as our athletes showcase their skill in alpine skiing, snowshoeing, cross county skiing, figure skating and speed skating competition. Skiing, Snowshoeing and Cross County will be held at the Snow Creek Ski Area in Weston, Missouri. Figure skating and speed skating will be held at Bode Ice Area, St. Joseph, Missouri. Floor Hockey competition will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Field House. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Hope to see you there!
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Tim Rehder
Email:rehdert@ksso.org
Phone:913-236-9290
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Snow Creek Ski Area; Bode Ice Arena; Univ of Nebraska at Omaha
Weston, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Feb 1 - 3 2015

Southeast Winter Games - Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Want to experience Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding competition in its purest form? Come to Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina February 1-3 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the slopes. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd.

Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Feb 3 - 5 2015

Illinois Winter Games

What is Winter Games? Winter Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Winter Games is hosted at Chestnut Mountain in Galena, Illinois. Approximately 400 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and show off their winning form! Sports competition runs from Tuesday, February 3, to Thursday, February 5. The public is invited and encouraged to attend any and all parts of Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games. Hope to see you there!
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David Shindley
Email:dshindley@soill.org
Phone:309-888-2551
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Chestnut Mountain
8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd.

Hanover, Illinois
UNITED STATES

Feb 3 - 6 2015

State Winter Games

The 2015 Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors will be February 3-6, 2015 in the greater Traverse City area. Alpine Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill; Cross Country Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: 50M, 100M, 250M, 500M, 1K, 3K, 5K; Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: Compolsury and Freestyle; Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom; Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme: 30M, 50M, 75M, 100M, 200M, 400M; Speed Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: 25M, 30M, 50M, 100M, 300M, 500M, 800M. For more information about the State Winter Games, including how to volunteer use the link below.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Feb 7 - 8 2015

Athlete on Snow/Time Trials

On 7 February 2015, Special Olympics Maryland athletes will register for clinics to help improve their ski conditioning, form and gate practice. On 8 February 2015 Special Olympics Maryland will host mandatory time-trials where athletes will run time trials in order to qualify times for the upcoming Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515
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Ski Whitetail
13805 Blairs Valley Road

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Feb 19 - 21 2015

2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games

Set be held in Kamloops February 19 to 21, the 2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games will feature 600 athletes from around the province going for gold in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating. SOBC athletes province-wide competed in Regional Qualifiers in 2014 to earn coveted spots in the 2015 Provincial Games. In Kamloops, athletes will compete for the chance to advance to the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where the participants will seek to qualify for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The curling, figure skating, and speed skating events will be hosted at McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre, and floor hockey events will be held in School District #73 schools. The alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing events will be hosted at Sun Peaks Resort. The Games will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on the evening of February 19 at the Tournament Capital Centre, where all the teams will get to march in proudly and be welcomed to Kamloops. To find out more and get involved, please use contact info and links below.
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2015 SOBC Games Office
Email:games@specialolympics.bc.ca
Phone:250-828-3822
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McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre / School District #73 schools / Sun Peaks Resort / Tourname
Kamloops, British Columbia
CANADA

Feb 23 - 24 2015

2015 Winter Games - Maryland

Join us 23-24 February 2015 at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Maryland for two days of snowshoe and alpine skiing competition. The alpine skiing events will include: Advanced Giant Slalom, Advanced Slalom, Advanced Slalom (Unified), Advanced Super G, Advanced Super G (Unified), Intermediate Giant Slalom, Intermediate Slalom, Intermediate Slalom (Unified), Intermediate Super G, Intermediate Super G (Unified), Novice Giant Slalom, Novice Slalom, Super Glide, Glide. The snowshoe events will include: 25 meter, 50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 200 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay, 4 x 100 meter relay (Unified), 4 x 200 meter relay (Unified), 4 x 400 meter relay (Unified). For more information please refer to the details and contact info below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515
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Ski Whitetail
13805 Blairs Valley Road

Mercersburg, Maryland
UNITED STATES

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World Winter Games 2013

The 2013 Games featured world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. See results by delegation, athlete and bib number.


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