The physical demands of this fast-paced sport are challenging for any athlete. At a minimum, snowboarding requires quick reflexes, good balance and strong physical fitness. It is a fun way to stay fit, push the boundaries and enjoy the beautiful mountains that Washington has to offer.

Special Olympics snowboarding was first introduced at the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Anchorage, Alaska. Twenty-three athletes from three programs competed.

Special Olympics Washington has been honored to send athletes to compete in Unified Snowboarding at the last two X-Games.

Local Community Contacts

Cascade Area Director
Chad VanderPoel

Columbia River Area Director
Cheyenne Terry

King County Area Director
Chad VanderPoel

North Central Area Director
Tim Toon

Tri-Cities Area Director
Tim Toon

Upcoming Snowboarding Events