Beginning with opening ceremonies tonight, the 2013 Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games begin in Jackson Hole. More than 300 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, coaches and partners from all over the Cowboy State are in Jackson for this year’s Winter Games competition. Teams competing in this year’s Winter Games hail from Cody, Lander, Thermopolis, Washakie County, Star Valley, Sublette County, Crook County, Gillette, Newcastle, Sheridan, Casper, Douglas, and of course Jackson. Athletes will compete in alpine skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and cross country skiing, with competition events being held at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and at Teton Pines. Opening Ceremonies tonight are at Jackson Hole High School at 7L00 pm with the lighting of the torch. Then Snow King Resort Hotel will host a banquet and victory dance on Wednesday night for the athletes. Members of the public are invited to attend the events and encourage the Special Olympians in their quests.