Special Olympics Maine Coach Training 

More than 100 volunteers are receiving downhill and cross country skiing and snowshoeing training to be certified Special Olympics Maine coaches. This is the first time Hermon Mountain has hosted the training. Owner Bill Whitcomb says he’s happy to get involved. He says, “I have a sister involved and it was the opportunity for us to do it, that’s all. So it wasn’t a decision to get involved, it was given the opportunity to have the privilege to get involved.” Ian Frank, a Special Olympics Director, says these training sessions have gone on close to 30 years. He says,”About eight to ten weeks prior to a games, specifically the winter games, training starts in December weather that’s on dry land or out on the snow depending on whether or not we have snow and the big event is at the end of January.” For more information on the Special Olympics Maine visit: