Alpine skiing was first introduced as an Official Special Olympics Sport in 1977 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The training season is usually from December to February.

Details for AREA P SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Program

***AREA P hosts skiing/Snowboarding programs in Lackawanna and Pike counties.  Please see details below on each training location.***

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

SOPA Season: Winter (Jan – Feb)

Location: Montage Mountain

Head Coach: Joe Palladion – joepal58@hotmail.com

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Competition Dates

Equipment

Uniform Requirements

PIKE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Winter (Jan – Feb)

Location: Ski Big Bear

Head Coach: Doug & Sue Ann Jacobs – jacobs5@ptd.net

What to Expect: Skiing & Snowboarding.  Adults (not in school).

Training Specifics: Mondays & Fridays, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Competition Dates

Equipment

Uniform Requirements

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).