Wyoming Senior Winter Games in Pinedale Feb 7-9
January 14, 2019
Ready for this yearís WYOMING SENIOR WINTER GAMES?!
Did you know that Pinedale started the Wyoming Senior Winter Games in 2008, and has been its host site frequently since then? On February 7-9, 2019 our enthusiastic, capable team of volunteers look forward to hosting participants from 50 years old to the most "senior seniors" to alpine and Nordic ski, ice skate, snowshoe, swim, play pickleball, and ride a fat tire bike with other like-minded active, mature adults.
Pinedale boasts some of the finest Nordic Ski trails in the Rocky Mountain west, a fabulous Alpine Ski venue in the White Pine Ski Resort, perfectly groomed ice at the Sublette County Ice Arena, and an 82,000 sq. ft. recreation center, the Pinedale Aquatic Center (PAC), for the always-popular swim meet and pickleball competitions.
Fun events include the 1-mile walk on PACís indoor track; and new this year will be the Fat Bike race. Participants can enjoy a soak in PACís hot tub after an exhilarating ski, skate, or snowshoe.
Our local senior center, Rendezvous Pointe, hosts the culminating Banquet for the Games. Saturday night, Feb. 9th, starting at 5:30pm, participants and their guests can enjoy (BYOB) happy hour, a slideshow of all events, fabulous food, and entertainment by Pinedaleís own local artist, Jason Tyler Burton. Our Banquet speaker is Miekka Zanders, Executive Director of Legacy Lodge in Jackson Hole. Come hear Ms. Zanders explore what it means to be a senior adult, as we strive to increase our quality of life by identifying the dimensions of wellness that support stronger physical health while creating a model for active, engaged and meaningful super-senior years.
Please find regularly updated information, and registration online at: www.wyseniorolympics.com. The $50 registration fee for the 3-day Winter Games event covers most all competitions you choose to enter. There is an option to purchase additional banquet tickets for guests for $20.
For gamesí participants, onsite registration is open until the day of each event. Registration and hospitality will be held beginning Thursday, Feb. 7th at 10am, at the PAC, 535 N. Tyler Ave., and will be open and available to all participants through Saturday, Feb. 9th.
In addition to registering for the Games, you can volunteer to help out during the event. From registration-hospitality duties at PAC, to setting up and timing at the alpine, Nordic and snowshoe events, to setting up the banquet, volunteers are needed!
Email JJ Huntley at firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of the volunteer team. Additional local highlights to enhance this yearís Games entertainment include the (Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandís) John McEuen (PFAC) concert in Pinedaleís Sheppard Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 7:00pm , and a gourmet French Cuisine International dining option offered at White Pine Friday, Feb. 8th. Tickets and reservations apply, www.whitepineski.com.
For lodging and overnight accommodations, check out www.VisitPinedale.org.
Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled weekend of active recreation in gorgeous Pinedale, Wyoming.