Question: What year was skiing added to the Olympics?

Men’s and women’s Alpine skiing both debuted on the Olympic programme in 1936 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

What are the 6 Olympic skiing events?

Olympic ski events fall under five primary categories: alpine, ski jumping, freestyle, cross country, and nordic combined, all of which have multiple races, called events.

Who was the first person to win a gold medal in skiing?

On February 16, 1984, Bill Johnson becomes the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing, a sport long dominated by European athletes.

Who is the best male skier?


Pos. Name Victories
1 Ingemar Stenmark 86
2 Marcel Hirscher 67
3 Hermann Maier 54
4 Alberto Tomba 50

Who is the best free skier in the world?

Thanks, Shane.

  • Candide Thovex. Candide is the guy who put it all together. …
  • Seth Morrison. “Ski Angry,” says Seth. …
  • Glen Plake. “Glen Plake…Ultimate Extreme Skiier… …
  • Scot Schmidt. Extreme skiing in the USA started with Scot. …
  • Doug Coombs. …
  • JP Auclair. …
  • Sylvain Saudan. …
  • Tanner Hall.
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