2020 Alpine Sports Season
Today, 9,785 athletes from 71 programs around the world compete in alpine skiing. Nine Minnesota delegations currently offer the sport, the South Region Stars being one of them. There are events from novice to advanced levels. And, there is a glide event for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic alpine skiing skills. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.
We ski at Afton Alp on Sundays, meeting upstairs at Paul’s 9:30.
Skiers and snowboarders participate in a qualifying meet and a state tournament. The qualifying meet allows Special Olympics of Minnesota to capture times so that athletes are placed in proper divisions at state.
QUALIFIER FOR STATE:
Sunday, February 16
Sunday, March 15
Beginner: Glide Event
Novice: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom
Intermediate: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom
Advanced: Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom
It is important for athletes to register for participation, whether competing in both the area and state level competitions, or just at the area meet. Don’t forget you also need an up-to-date application with Special Olympics of Minnesota.