Alpine Skiing

Simone Castrovillari

Special Olympics Alpine Skiing includes events that vary in difficulty levels and course types:

  • Slalom: A race featuring descents on a course with tight, closely spaced turns.
  • Giant Slalom: A course with wider and more spaced-out turns compared to slalom.
  • Super-G: A speed race with a longer course and wide turns, combining elements of giant slalom and downhill.
Additional information about Special Olympics competitions


One of the fundamental aspects of Special Olympics is “divisioning,” a process that groups athletes based on gender, age, and ability. This system ensures balanced and fair competitions, allowing each athlete to compete against opponents with similar abilities.

Training and Preparation

Special Olympics athletes participate in structured training programs, supervised by qualified coaches. These programs focus on developing technical skills, physical endurance, and understanding the rules of the sport. The training is tailored to meet the individual needs of the athletes to maximize their potential.

Support and Integration

Special Olympics events are supported by a network of volunteers, coaches, family members, and friends. This support creates a positive and inclusive environment where participants can grow athletes and as individuals.

Values and Goals

Special Olympics is not limited to competition. It promotes fundamental values such as:

  • Inclusion: Every athlete, regardless of ability level, has the opportunity to participate and compete.
  • Respect: Athletes are encouraged to respect themselves, their teammates, opponents, and the rules of the sport.
  • Determination: Athletes learn to overcome challenges and continually improve.
  • Joy: The sports experience is also a celebration of fun and personal satisfaction.