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Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area Winter Games

February 12 @ 8:00 am - February 13 @ 5:00 pm

2024 Special Olympics: Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area Winter Games Registration


Due to the predicted snow storm there will be no events on Tuesday 2/13. All events Tuesday will be moved to Monday 2/12.

We have been watching the weather, and although everchanging, there is a good chance for significant snow on Tuesday that would impact transportation to the event. In order to provide athletes with the appropriate opportunities on Monday, we are making this call to move events in advance.

Please CLICK HERE to see revised schedule. Final races for all snowshoe, Nordic and alpine will happen Monday. Arrival times remain the same for schools and adults in snowshoe and nordic. Alpine school skiers (Div.1) arrive at 9am with your school, adult alpine skiers (Div. 2-6) arrive at 11:45 with your agency. All adult snowshoe athletes will complete a 25m Snowshoe Time Trial and then will be divisioned into ability matched heats for their registered races based on this time. Speed skating remains unchanged.

The Winter Games Banquet will still take place at the Hilton Monday evening (tickets for this are nonrefundable). If you are staying overnight Monday and need to make changes with this, please contact the Hilton directly.

Thank you all for your understanding!! Should be a nice weather day Monday!

Special Olympics Maine: Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Counties

Event Date: February 12th and 13th, 2024

Registration Due: January 22nd

Location: Hermon Mountain & Sawyer Arena

Event Chair: Wendy Gilbert

GMS: Christina Ehrhard


The 2024 PPH Area Winter Games will be held at Hermon Mountain and Sawyer Arena for school age and adult athletes. Qualifying scores required for school age snowshoe athletes and speedskating only. Award ribbons will be provided on site. We will be having a banquet with dinner and dance at the Hilton Garden Inn Bangor. Reduced rates for overnight stays are also being offered by the Hilton Garden Inn. See below for more information on athlete event registration, banquet tickets and lodging. Lots to look forward to!

Dates & Times:

Snowshoe: Monday 2/12, Schools: 9am -12pm, Adult Time Trials: 12:30-3pm

Tuesday 2/13,  Adult Finals: 9am-12pm

Speedskating: Monday 2/12, 9am-11:30am, Sawyer Arena

Nordic: Monday 2/12, Time Trials: 12:30-3pm, Tuesday 2/13 Finals: 9am-12pm

Alpine:  Tuesday 2/13, School and Adult Finals 9am-12pm

Banquet: Monday 2/12 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. Dinner 5:30-7:30pm, Dance till 9pm.

Events Offered:

Snowshoe: 25M, 50M, 100M (choose up to two races) Qualifying scores required for schools. 

Alpine: Slalom (please indicate athlete Level: 1-Beginner, 2-Novice, 3-Intermediate, 4-Advanced)

Nordic: 100M, 500M, 1K (choose up to two)

Speedskating: Choose two of the shorter races: 25M, 25M Sit Skate, 50M, 50M Sit Skate or Choose up to three of the longer races: 100M, 300M, 500M, 1000M Qualifying scores are required for Speedskating.



Interested in volunteering for this event? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Wheaton at: heatherwspecialo@gmail.com.

Winter Sports Head Coach Certification Courses:

Reminder of courses being offered in January. Click here for more information and to sign up!


Sport Rules and Resources: Snowshoeing, Speedskating, Alpine, Nordic


Required Paperwork Reminder:

Complete ALL required forms below for Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Unified Partners prior to the event if you have not already done so previously. (Volunteer A/Unified Partner forms and Athlete Medicals expire after 3 years)

1) Athlete Forms (Medical, Release, Communicable Disease Waiver) or view online at Athlete Resources

2) Coach & Unified Partner Forms (Volunteer A & Communicable Disease Waiver) or view online at Volunteer Resources. Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Unified Partners over 18 please also visit the above link to complete the online background check and protective behaviors.

3) Head Coach Sport Certification (Each team needs at least 1 sport specific certified Head Coach).

4) The required paperwork in #1-3 should be completed online or sent to Mike Littlefield at the Special Olympics Maine State Office. Scan To: MikeL@somaine.org  Fax To: 1-888-490-0672 Mail To: Special Olympics Maine, 525 Main Street Unit D, South Portland, ME 04106


Links to all PPH Area Winter Games registration information will also be available on the somaine.org calendar of events.


Let us know if you have any questions, keep hoping for more snow!



February 12 @ 8:00 am
February 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Hermon Mountain Ski Area
Newburg Rd
Hermom, Maine 04401 United States


Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area