Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics

Dates 30 January – 8 February 1964
Medal Events 6

Most of the Alpine events in 1964 were held on Axamer Lizum, with the men’s downhill held on the Patscherkofel course in Igls. There was one difference in the program in 1964, with the men’s slalom starting with a qualifying round, the top 25 skiiers on each of two runs advancing to the final round. The biggest story in Alpine skiing in 1964 prior to the start of the Winter Olympics was snow, or the lack of it. The Austrian Organizers were so concerned that they enlisted the Austrian army to bring in truckloads of snow, this in the days before snowmaking equipment. Tragedy also struck the Alpine events during the training runs for the men’s downhill, as Australian Ross Milne, brother of Malcolm Milne, was killed when he crashed into a tree.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Downhill, Men Olympic 30 January 1964 84 27
Giant Slalom, Men Olympic 2 February 1964 96 28
Slalom, Men Olympic 7 – 8 February 1964 96 28
Downhill, Women Olympic 6 February 1964 43 15
Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 3 February 1964 46 16
Slalom, Women Olympic 1 February 1964 46 16
174 (119/55) 31 (29/16)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill, Men Egon ZimmermannAUT Léo LacroixFRA Wolfgang BartelsGER
Giant Slalom, Men François BonlieuFRA Karl SchranzAUT Pepi StieglerAUT
Slalom, Men Pepi StieglerAUT Billy KiddUSA Jimmy HeugaUSA
Downhill, Women Christl HaasAUT Edith ZimmermannAUT Traudl HecherAUT
Giant Slalom, Women Marielle GoitschelFRA Christine Goitschel
Jean Saubert
Slalom, Women Christine GoitschelFRA Marielle GoitschelFRA Jean SaubertUSA

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 3 3 0 6
Austria AUT 3 2 2 7
United States USA 0 2 2 4
Germany GER 0 0 1 1