Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics

Dates 20 – 26 February 1960
Medal Events 6

When Squaw Valley was chosen as the host for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games at the IOC Session, it was little more than an idea. The ski resort was only a dream in the mind of Alexander Cushing, and all that existed there was a hotel and one ski lift. But by 1960, it had been turned into one of the Sierra Nevada’s leading ski resorts. The Alpine events took place on Squaw Peak (men’s downhill), KT-22 (the other men’s events), and Little Papoose Peak (women’s events).

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Downhill, Men Olympic 22 February 1960 63 21
Giant Slalom, Men Olympic 21 February 1960 65 21
Slalom, Men Olympic 24 February 1960 63 21
Downhill, Women Olympic 20 February 1960 42 14
Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 23 February 1960 44 14
Slalom, Women Olympic 26 February 1960 43 14
133 (82/51) 22 (21/14)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill, Men Jean VuarnetFRA Hans-Peter LanigGER Guy PérillatFRA
Giant Slalom, Men Roger StaubSUI Pepi StieglerAUT Ernst HinterseerAUT
Slalom, Men Ernst HinterseerAUT Hias LeitnerAUT Charles BozonFRA
Downhill, Women Heidi BieblGER Penny PitouUSA Traudl HecherAUT
Giant Slalom, Women Yvonne RüeggSUI Penny PitouUSA Giuliana Chenal-MinuzzoITA
Slalom, Women Anne HeggtveitCAN Betsy SniteUSA Barbi HennebergerGER

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Switzerland SUI 2 0 0 2
Austria AUT 1 2 2 5
Germany GER 1 1 1 3
France FRA 1 0 2 3
Canada CAN 1 0 0 1
United States USA 0 3 0 3
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1