The events offered by Special Olympics in Alpine Skiing have increased to accommodate every ability level of athlete interested in competing. Three different ability levels of athletes compete in the downhill, slalom and giant slalom events. For each of these categories, the courses are set to be appropriate for advanced, intermediate or novice ability athletes.
Additionally, athletes can compete in Unified Sports competition for the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events. Unified Sports¨ is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes with peer athletes without mental retardation (Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. In this category, the times of the athlete and the partner are combined to create the Unified team score.
For those athletes with lower ability or just beginning, Special Olympics offers events such as the 10 Meter Walk, Glide and Super Glide.
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