It’s an exciting time in Jackson Hole this winter, with the Special Olympics of Wyoming getting ready to kick off its annual Winter Games. Taking advantage of the impressive snowscapes of Jackson Hole, over 200 athletes will compete in events like alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The 3-day event commences February 6th with the first time trials starting at 10 am. Check here for a full schedule of events.
About the Event
The spirit of the Winter Games is unlike any other, and a true expression of the Special Olympics athlete oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt.” Athletes train year-round and people travel from all over the world to participate and watch. Jackson Hole has been the site of this event for over 25 years, and many Winter Games athletes have moved on to compete in the Special Olympic World Winter Games.
Where to Stay
This year the event is hosted by the Snow King Hotel & Grandview Lodge who will be offering reduced room rates and no resort fees for those looking to book a room for this special event. With breathtaking views of the Teton Mountains and exceptional service, the Snow King Hotel & Grandview Lodge offers a rustic mountain atmosphere with luxurious condominium-style accommodations that will make your stay both relaxing and memorable.
If you’re looking to stay beyond the Winter Games, you’re in luck because Jackson Hole is a winter activity haven. On the edge of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, it’s a hotspot for nature-lovers and adventure junkies alike. Whether you’re snowshoeing your way across Wyoming’s beautiful landscape or careening through the various terrain and stash parks on your snowboard, you’ll always have something to do. Check out the Jackson Hole website for a full list of activities to inspire your next getaway.