Alpine Skiing

 Coaches with athlete on ski hill

Alpine skiing is an exciting winter sport that challenges the athlete’s downhill racing ability and coordination.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Alpine skiing was introduced as a sport in Illinois in 1975. It later became an official Special Olympics sport in 1977 at the World Winter Games in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in alpine skiing can compete at their local Alpine Qualifier. Athletes can then advance to the state competition held during the Winter Games in Galena in late January or early February.

Registration is now closed. Check back in November 2018 for registration information.

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