Region D Alpine Ski

What is Alpine Ski?

Alpine skiing is an exciting winter sport that challenges the athlete’s downhill racing ability and coordination. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in alpine skiing can compete at their local alpine qualifier. Athletes can then advance to the state championship held during the Winter Games in Galena in late January or early February.

Alpine Skiing Events Offered in Illinois

  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom
  • Super G (downhill)

Competition Information

Levels 1, 1.5, 2, 3 and 4 will be offered in all skiing events. All athletes will compete in one of the five levels available. If they do so successfully they will advance to Winter Games.

Facility Information

The use of four ski hills at Chestnut Mountain as well as the entire facility

Event Details

Volunteer check in – 7:30 AM
Agency/Team check in – 8:30-9:00 AM
Warm up – 9:30 AM
Competition begins – 10:00 AM
Awards – Immediately following competition
Competition ends around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Final divisions will be created after the competition based on final times. Awards will be given to athletes on site.


Lunch vouchers will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.


Jan 08 2024


7:30 am - 2:00 pm




Chestnut Mountain Resort
8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL


Caitlin Tipre

Other Organizers

Halle Engel
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