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Alpine Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Date Started: February 2, 1948
Date Finished: February 4, 1948
Events: 6

Participants: 167 (127 men and 40 women) from 25 countries
Youngest Participant: TUR Muzaffer Demirhan (15 years, 200 days)
Oldest Participant: HUN Anikó Iglói (39 years, 86 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Henri Oreiller (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): SUI Switzerland and AUT Austria (6 medals)

Overview

The format was changed slightly from 1936, with the addition of a downhill and a slalom event for men and women. Combined competitions were held again, as in 1936. The downhill events were held at the Corviglia-Piz Nair ski area above St. Moritz. The slalom events were held at Suvretta, above and to the west of St. Moritz. Because of World War II these were the first full international championships since the 1939 World Championships. The combined events consisted of a special slalom competition that followed the open downhill, which was used for the combined event as well. The combined would be discontinued at the Winter Olympics after 1948, although it would continue to be contested at the World Championships, and it would return to the Olympics in 1988.

Medalists