Alpine skiing was first contested at the 1936 Winter Olympics. Men’s and women’s alpine skiing events include combined, downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super-G. Mikaela Shiffrin set the record as the youngest gold medalist in slalom in Olympic alpine skiing history in 2014. In 2018, her second Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom tied her with Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most Olympic gold medals won by an American Olympian in alpine skiing.
Alpine skiing debuted as a Paralympic sport at the first Winter Paralympic Games in 1976. Para alpine skiing events include men’s and women’s downhill, super combined, super-G, slalom and giant slalom. Sarah Will, Chris Waddell and Nancy Gustafson are famous names in para alpine skiing.