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Welcome Athletes & Families

March 3, 2014

A big welcome to all the athletes, families, supporters and volunteers who are in Waterville Valley for the 38th annual Special Olympics State Winter Games.

Opening ceremonies were held Sunday night in Town Square. Snowshoeing, cross-country and alpine racing competitions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 3 & 4.  Awards ceremonies will take place at the conclusion of each event.

A dinner and dance are planned for athletes Monday night at the Waterville Valley Conference Center.  Competitions wrap-up Tuesday at 4 p.m.

See the complete schedule >>

Last year, more than 350 athletes ranging in age from 8-77 competed at the winter games.

Special Olympics coordinators say they are still seeking volunteers to help staff the events.  Learn how you can help by contacting Amy Petrie, Director of Programs at 603-624-1250 x 44 or email

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About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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