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Special Olympics on the Big Mountain

| March 8, 2023 1:00 AM

Special Olympics Montana held the Glacier Area Winter Games at the Whitefish Mountain Resort last week. Area Winter Games are held annually across the state. Special Olympics Montana winter sports include alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

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A competitor races through the finish line of the Alpine Giant Slalom course at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A competitor celebrates finishing the race on the Alpine Giant Slalom course at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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An alpine skiing competitor assisted by a DREAM Adaptive volunteer rides through the course at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A competitor celebrates after crossing the finish line at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A competitor is assisted after crossing the finish line at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A competitor focuses on the finish line while racing the Alpine Giant Slalom course at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A competitor races on the Alpine Giant Slalom course at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)

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A racer gets a silver medal after competing in the alpine ski races at the Special Olympics Montana Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 1. (Whitney England/Whitefish Pilot)