The 2019 Special Olympics New Hampshire State Winter Games took place on Sunday, March 3rd to Tuesday, March 5th. Nearly 300 athletes gathered in Waterville Valley to go for gold in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing competition.
Waterville Valley is a four-season resort set on 540 private acres surrounded by 360° of National Forest. Sitting atop the 4,004-foot Mt. Tecumseh, “New Hampshire’s Family Resort” features 265 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 60 trails, 11 lifts, and 74k of groomed Nordic terrain nestled in the valley below.
In just two weeks, the nation’s best alpine ski racers will descend upon New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort for the 2019 Toyota U.S. Alpine Tech Championships – the biggest race the resort has hosted since the White Circus visited in 1991 when Julie Parisien won the World Cup giant slalom. While there, skiers will compete in slalom, giant slalom, and parallel slalom events, many of which will take place on Tommy’s World Cup trail – the very same trail where thirty-two Special Olympics athletes went for gold during advanced alpine-skiing and snowboarding competition at our State Winter Games.
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A big thank you goes out to our friends at Eversource Energy who ran the Monday afternoon’s Resort Experience where athletes were able to take a break from competition to participate in fun activities including tubing, snowshoeing, archery tag, karaoke, public safety tour, Eversource bucket truck rides, yoga and more!
Visit our Flickr page to see photos from the Games.