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Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games

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Host City: Squaw Valley, United States
Date Started: February 20, 1960
Date Finished: February 20, 1960
Events: 6

Participants: 133 (82 men and 51 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: ITA Carlo Senoner (16 years, 121 days)
Oldest Participant: LIB Ibrahim Geagea (35 years, 336 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Penny Pitou and AUT Ernst Hinterseer (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): AUT Austria (5 medals)


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).