Alpine Skiing at the Winter Paralympic Games

Alpine skiing for athletes with a disability has been on the Paralympic program since the first event in 1976. Two alpine skiing events (slalom and giant slalom) were held at the first Paralympic Winter Games in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, in 1976. In 1984, Downhill skiing was added, and super-G added in 1994.

Up until 1998, the alpine skiing events were only for standing classes. Events for seated skiers (mono-skiing) were introduced at the Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games.

For the 2014 Games, Para-snowboard was introduced as a discipline of alpine skiing, and became a separate sports category for 2018.

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Current Alpine Skiing Events


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