at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Olympic runs of 1960
|Venue||Squaw Valley, California, U.S.|
|Dates||February 20–26, 1960|
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||133 from 22 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1960 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics consisted of six events, held in the United States at Squaw Valley, California, from February 20–26, 1960.Competitions took place at Squaw Peak (Men's downhill), KT-22 (Women's downhill, Men's slalom and giant slalom) and (Little) Papoose Peak (sub-peak of KT-22) (Women's slalom and giant slalom).
These were the last Olympics with times recorded in tenths of a second; times in 1964 were recorded in hundredths.
Seven nations won medals in alpine skiing, with Switzerland leading the medal table, winning two golds. Austria won the most total medals with five, one gold, two silver and two bronze. Austria's Ernst Hinterseer led the individual medal table, with one gold and one bronze. The top women's medalist was the United States' Penny Pitou with two silver medals.
|Totals (7 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|Downhill|| Jean Vuarnet ||2:06.0|| Hans Peter Lanig ||2:06.5|| Guy Périllat ||2:06.9|
|Giant slalom|| Roger Staub ||1:48.3|| Pepi Stiegler ||1:48.7|| Ernst Hinterseer ||1:49.1|
|Slalom|| Ernst Hinterseer ||2:08.9|| Hias Leitner ||2:10.3|| Charles Bozon ||2:10.4|
|Downhill|| Heidi Biebl ||1:37.6|| Penny Pitou ||1:38.6|| Traudl Hecher ||1:38.9|
|Giant slalom|| Yvonne Rüegg ||1:39.9|| Penny Pitou ||1:40.0|| Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo ||1:40.2|
|Slalom|| Anne Heggtveit ||1:49.6|| Betsy Snite ||1:52.9|| Barbi Henneberger ||1:56.6|
|Mon 22-Feb||Downhill - men||2,707 m (8,881 ft)||1,949 m (6,394 ft)||758 m (2,487 ft)||3.095 km (1.923 mi)||24.5%|
|Sat 20-Feb||Downhill - women||2,447 m (8,028 ft)||1,894 m (6,214 ft)||553 m (1,814 ft)||1.828 km (1.136 mi)||30.3%|
|Sun 21-Feb||Giant Slalom - men||2,447 m (8,028 ft)||1,894 m (6,214 ft)||553 m (1,814 ft)||1.800 km (1.118 mi)||30.7%|
|Tue 23-Feb||Giant Slalom - women||2,276 m (7,467 ft)||1,894 m (6,214 ft)||382 m (1,253 ft)||1.300 km (0.808 mi)||29.4%|
|Wed 24-Feb||Slalom - men||2,110 m (6,923 ft)||1,894 m (6,214 ft)||216 m (709 ft)||0.590 km (0.367 mi)||36.6%|
|Fri 26-Feb||Slalom - women||2,080 m (6,824 ft)||1,894 m (6,214 ft)||186 m (610 ft)||0.480 km (0.298 mi)||38.8%|
Twenty-two nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Squaw Valley, and South Korea made its Olympic alpine skiing debut. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.
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