Snowshoeing was first introduced as an Official Special Olympics Sport in 1997 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Toronto Canada. The training season is usually from December to February.

Details for AREA P Snowshoeing Program

***AREA P hosts a snowshoeing program in Pike county.  Please see details below.***


SOPA Season: Winter (Jan – Feb)

Location: Delaware Valley High School, Ski Big Bear

Head Coach: Linnette Pousley

What to Expect:

Training Specifics:

Competition Dates


Uniform Requirements


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).