at the VII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Tofana and Faloria (men's GS)|
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
|Dates||27 January – 3 February 1956|
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||183 from 29 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1956 Winter Olympics
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, the six alpine skiing events were held from Friday, 27 January to Friday, 3 February.
Toni Sailer of Austria won all three men's events to become the first alpine ski racer to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. The feat has been repeated once, by Jean-Claude Killy in 1968.
The races were held at the adjacent Tofana, except for the men's giant slalom, which was held at Monte Faloria. The men's downhill was the final event.
|Downhill|| Toni Sailer ||2:52.2|| Raymond Fellay ||2:55.7|| Anderl Molterer ||2:56.2|
|Giant Slalom|| Toni Sailer ||3:00.1|| Anderl Molterer ||3:06.3|| Walter Schuster ||3:07.2|
|Slalom|| Toni Sailer ||3:14.7|| Chiharu Igaya ||3:18.7|| Stig Sollander ||3:20.2|
|Downhill|| Madeleine Berthod ||1:40.7|| Frieda Dänzer ||1:45.4|| Lucille Wheeler ||1:45.9|
|Giant Slalom|| Ossi Reichert ||1:56.5|| Putzi Frandl ||1:57.8|| Thea Hochleitner ||1:58.2|
|Slalom|| Renée Colliard ||1:52.3|| Regina Schöpf ||1:55.4|| Yevgeniya Sidorova ||1:56.7|
|Totals (7 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|Fri 3-Feb||Downhill - men||2,282 m (7,487 ft)||1,380 m (4,528 ft)||902 m (2,959 ft)||3.461 km (2.151 mi)||26.1%|
|Wed 1-Feb||Downhill - women||2,114 m (6,936 ft)||1,612 m (5,289 ft)||502 m (1,647 ft)||1.552 km (0.964 mi)||32.3%|
|Sun 29-Jan||Giant Slalom - men||2,336 m (7,664 ft)||1,713 m (5,620 ft)||623 m (2,044 ft)||2.660 km (1.653 mi)||23.4%|
|Fri 27-Jan||Giant Slalom - women||2,020 m (6,627 ft)||1,612 m (5,289 ft)||408 m (1,339 ft)||1.366 km (0.849 mi)||29.9%|
|Tue 31-Jan||Slalom - men||1,748 m (5,735 ft)||1,497 m (4,911 ft)||251 m (823 ft)||0.617 km (0.383 mi)||40.7%|
|Mon 30-Jan||Slalom - women||1,673 m (5,489 ft)||1,498 m (4,915 ft)||175 m (574 ft)||0.456 km (0.283 mi)||38.4%|
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