Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Dates 9 – 21 February 1998
Medal Events 10

The speed events, downhill and super-G, and the combined events took place in Hakuba, a ski resort in the Nagano District, with the events held on the Happo-O-ne ski area. The technical events were held at the Shiga Kōgen ski resort in Yamanouchi, a small town in the Nagano District, with both the men and women’s giant slaloms contested on Mt. Higashidate (Higashitateyama), and the slaloms held on Mt. Yakebitai (Yakebitaiyama). A major problem with the 1998 Alpine events was the weather, which delayed the start of the men’s downhill by three days, the women’s downhill by two days, and the women’s super-G by one day.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Downhill, Men Olympic 13 February 1998 43 18
Super G, Men Olympic 16 February 1998 45 22
Giant Slalom, Men Olympic 19 February 1998 62 28
Slalom, Men Olympic 21 February 1998 65 31
Combined, Men Olympic 9 – 13 February 1998 38 21
Downhill, Women Olympic 16 February 1998 39 16
Super G, Women Olympic 11 February 1998 43 19
Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 20 February 1998 56 25
Slalom, Women Olympic 19 February 1998 57 27
Combined, Women Olympic 16 – 17 February 1998 29 17
249 (141/108) 49 (44/34)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill, Men Jean-Luc CrétierFRA Lasse KjusNOR Hannes TrinklAUT
Super G, Men Hermann MaierAUT Didier Cuche
Hans Knauß
SUI
AUT
Giant Slalom, Men Hermann MaierAUT Stephan EberharterAUT Michael von GrünigenSUI
Slalom, Men Hans Petter BuraasNOR Ole Kristian FurusethNOR Thomas SykoraAUT
Combined, Men Mario ReiterAUT Lasse KjusNOR Christian MayerAUT
Downhill, Women Katja SeizingerGER Pernilla WibergSWE Florence MasnadaFRA
Super G, Women Picabo StreetUSA Michaela DorfmeisterAUT Alexandra MeissnitzerAUT
Giant Slalom, Women Deborah CompagnoniITA Alexandra MeissnitzerAUT Katja SeizingerGER
Slalom, Women Hilde GergGER Deborah CompagnoniITA Zali SteggallAUS
Combined, Women Katja SeizingerGER Martina ErtlGER Hilde GergGER

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Austria AUT 3 4 4 11
Germany GER 3 1 2 6
Norway NOR 1 3 0 4
Italy ITA 1 1 0 2
France FRA 1 0 1 2
United States USA 1 0 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 1 1 2
Sweden SWE 0 1 0 1
Australia AUS 0 0 1 1