Special Olympics returns to Lost Trail for 38th year

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 19:21:04-05
Dennis Bragg photo.

LOST TRAIL – There’s at least one group we know of that’s excited about all the new snow of the past few days.

That’s because next week they’re ready to play and perform epic athletic feats.

For the 38th year, Lost Trail Powder Mountain will be hosting the Bitterroot Winter Special Olympics this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

Special Olympians from all over West Central Montana will be busing up to the resort to compete in everything from downhill skiing to the amazing snowshoe races. It’s something the athletes and their families and friends look forward to every year. And you can be involved as well.

Organizers are looking for volunteer help, which is a key part of the two day event. There’s a special need for help on Wednesday, and while they can use some people with winter sports experience, there are plenty of opportunities, whether it’s helping in the kitchen or just being a part of the cheering and encouragement.

Activities start at 9 a.m. and if you can help, call Carla Christofferson at 406-363-3028.

There’s special importance on the Lost Trail event this year, because with no state games scheduled, this is a chance for the athletes to qualify for national competition.