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PHOTOS: Montana Special Olympics skiers hit the slopes at Whitefish

by Casey Kreider Daily Inter Lake
| February 29, 2024 2:00 PM

The Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

    Alivia Westphal, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, gets a pair of high-fives from her father Aaron after her run in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Chase Helzer, right, with the West Valley Warriors team, gets a high five from West Valley teacher and volunteer Joel Ahles after his run in the Alpine Glide event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
    Brian Hayes, left, with the Flathead Industries team, gets a fist bump from Denise Penner, support staff with Flathead Industries, after Hayes received a gold medal in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Audrey VanOstrand, with the Columbia Falls Wildcats team, smiles as she nears the finish line in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Mindy Whitmore, with the Whitefish Thunder team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Mindy Whitmore, with the Whitefish Thunder team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Alaina Murr, with the Whitefish Bulldogs team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Glide event with Dream Adaptive Program Staff Johnny Middleton during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)b
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    Alaina Murr, with the Whitefish Bulldogs team, crosses the finish line in the Alpine Glide event with Dream Adaptive Program Staff Johnny Middleton during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)b
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    Cole Garvey, with the Eureka Magic team, gives a thumbs-up after his run in the Alpine Slalom event with Dream Adaptive coach Adrian Miller during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Cole Garvey, with the Eureka Magic team, weaves between gates with Dream Adaptive coach Adrian Miller in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Mindy Whitmore, with the Whitefish Thunder team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Mattea Paine, with the Eureka Magic team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Elizabeth Daughton, with the Eureka Magic team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Mattea Paine, with the Eureka Magic team, nears the finish line in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Audrey VanOstrand, with the Columbia Falls Wildcats team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Zolana Sizemore-Wobschall, with the West Valley Warriors team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Alivia Westphal, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Shine Roh, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Noah Fisk, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Noah Fisk, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Chase Helzer, with the West Valley Warriors team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Glide event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Cole Garvey, with the Eureka Magic team, weaves between gates with Dream Adaptive coach Adrian Miller in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Brayden Streitmatter, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Brayden Streitmatter, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Anne Trout, with the Lighthouse Christian Home team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Alaina Murr, with the Whitefish Bulldogs team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Glide event with Dream Adaptive Program Staff Johnny Middleton during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Brayden Streitmatter, with the Kalispell Public Schools team, weaves between gates in the Alpine Slalom event during the Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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