Region D Alpine Ski – Cancelled

The weather has been forecasted to be minus 16 degrees for the day of the competition. After speaking with the ski patrol at Chestnut mountain and for the safety of our athletes and volunteers this event has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult decision. The safety of everyone involved is always our top priority.

All Region D athletes who attended and successfully completed the ski training Tuesday and Wednesday will advance to Winter Games.

All Region F athletes will also advance to Winter Games.

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

All athletes, coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask while inside the alpine ski facility regardless of vaccination status. All athletes and Unified Partners are required to wear a mask indoors while they are competing.

Unless fully vaccinated, participants who are medically able should continue to wear a mask at outdoor venus the majority of time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.

Athletes and Unified Partners do not have to wear a mask while competing in outdoor competitions.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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:


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 5 levels available. If they do so successfully they will advance to State Winter Games.

Facility Information

The use of 4 ski hills at Chestnut Mountain as well as the entire facility.

Event Details

Volunteer Check In – 7:30am
Agency/Team Check In- 8:30-9:00am
Warm up – 9:30am
Competition Begins- 10:00am
Awards – Immediately following competition
Competition Ends- around 2:00pm

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 Championship Competitions, 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 is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Jan 06 2022


7:30 am - 2:00 pm




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


Jaimie Lieblich

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