Alpine Skiing


Alpine Skiing

The first slalom was organised in 1922 in Mürren, Switzerland, and two years later this race became the first Olympic Alpine event.

In 1936 Alpine Skiing became part of the Olympic programme.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games with a men's and women's combined event.

The Alpine Events

Downhill:

The downhill involves the longest course and the highest speeds in Alpine Skiing. In downhill each skier makes a single run down a single course and the fastest time determines the winner.

Super-G:

This event is featured by the Super Giant Slalom, an event that combines the speed of downhill with the more precise turns of giant slalom. As compared with downhill Super-G course shorter but longer than a giant slalom course. Here, each skier makes one run down a single course and the fastest time determines the winner.

Giant slalom:

Best known as the GS, it is alike to the slalom, although with fewer turns and wider, smoother turns. Each skier has to make two runs down two different courses on the same slope and day, generally the first run is performed in the morning and the second run in the afternoon. The times are counted up so the fastest total time determines the winner.

Slalom:

The slalom presents a shortest course and the quickest turns. Just like in the giant slalom, each skier makes two runs down two different curse on the same slope and day. The times are added and the fastest total time decides the winner.

Combined:

This event consists of the one downhill followed by two slalom runs, just like in other competitions the times are added and The Combined Winner is determined by the fastest total time.

List of events

  • alpine combined Men
  • downhill Men
  • giant slalom Men
  • slalom Men
  • super-G Men
  • alpine combined Women
  • downhill Women
  • giant slalom Women
  • slalom Women
  • super-G Women