Alpine Skiing

Special Olympics Minnesota offers alpine skiing events from novice to advanced levels, as well as the glide event for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic alpine skiing skills. The development of these basic skills are necessary prior to advancing to other competitive events. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.


Beginner: Glide Event
Novice: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom
Intermediate: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom
Advanced: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom

When & where offered

Alpine skiing season runs December through March and finishes at our Winter Games state tournament. The following Areas offer alpine skiing:

Area 3
Area 7
Area 10
Area 11
Area 12
Area 13