at the XV Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Nakiska |
|Dates||February 15–27, 1988|
|No. of events||10|
|Competitors||271 from 43 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1988 Winter Olympics
Alpine Skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of ten alpine skiing events, held February 15–27 at Nakiska on Mount Allan,a new ski area west of Calgary.
These Olympics featured the first change in the alpine skiing program in more than 30 years. The Super-G was added and the combined event returned; it was last contested at the Winter Olympics in 1948, prior to the addition of the giant slalom.
Nine nations won medals in alpine skiing, as Switzerland led the medal table with eleven (three gold, four silver, and four bronze), followed by Austria with six. Vreni Schneider of Switzerland and Alberto Tomba of Italy shared the lead in the individual medal table with two gold medals each.
|4||West Germany (FRG)||1||2||1||4|
|Totals (9 nations)||10||10||10||30|
|Downhill|| Pirmin Zurbriggen |
|1:59.63|| Peter Müller |
|2:00.14|| Franck Piccard |
|Super-G|| Franck Piccard |
|1:39.66|| Helmut Mayer |
|1:40.96|| Lars-Börje Eriksson |
|Giant slalom|| Alberto Tomba |
|2:06.37|| Hubert Strolz |
|2:07.41|| Pirmin Zurbriggen |
|Slalom|| Alberto Tomba |
|1:39.47|| Frank Wörndl |
|1:39.53|| Paul Frommelt |
|Combined|| Hubert Strolz |
|36.55|| Bernhard Gstrein |
|43.45|| Paul Accola |
|Downhill|| Marina Kiehl |
|1:25.86|| Brigitte Oertli |
|1:26.61|| Karen Percy |
|Super-G|| Sigrid Wolf |
|1:19.03|| Michela Figini |
|1:20.03|| Karen Percy |
|Giant slalom|| Vreni Schneider |
|2:06.49|| Christa Kinshofer |
|2:07.42|| Maria Walliser |
|Slalom|| Vreni Schneider |
|1:36.69|| Mateja Svet |
|1:38.37|| Christa Kinshofer |
|Combined|| Anita Wachter |
|29.25|| Brigitte Oertli |
|29.48|| Maria Walliser |
|Mon 15-Feb||Downhill - men||2,412 m (7,913 ft)||1,538 m (5,046 ft)||874 m (2,867 ft)||3.147 km (1.955 mi)||27.8%|
|Fri 19-Feb||Downhill - women||2,179 m (7,149 ft)||1,532 m (5,026 ft)||647 m (2,123 ft)||2.238 km (1.391 mi)||28.9%|
|Tue 16-Feb||Downhill - (K) - men||2,342 m (7,684 ft)||1,538 m (5,046 ft)||804 m (2,638 ft)||2.967 km (1.844 mi)||27.1%|
|Sat 20-Feb||Downhill - (K) - women||2,108 m (6,916 ft)||1,532 m (5,026 ft)||576 m (1,890 ft)||2.054 km (1.276 mi)||28.0%|
|Sun 21-Feb||Super-G - men||2,179 m (7,149 ft)||1,532 m (5,026 ft)||647 m (2,123 ft)||2.327 km (1.446 mi)||27.8%|
|Mon 22-Feb||Super-G - women||2,039 m (6,690 ft)||1,532 m (5,026 ft)||507 m (1,663 ft)||1.943 km (1.207 mi)||26.1%|
|Thu 25-Feb||Giant Slalom - men||2,243 m (7,359 ft)||1,874 m (6,148 ft)||369 m (1,211 ft)||1.175 km (0.730 mi)||31.4%|
|Wed 24-Feb||Giant Slalom - women||2,205 m (7,234 ft)||1,880 m (6,168 ft)||325 m (1,066 ft)||0.839 km (0.521 mi)||38.7%|
|Sat 27-Feb||Slalom - men||2,074 m (6,804 ft)||1,875 m (6,152 ft)||198 m (650 ft)||0.530 km (0.329 mi)||37.4%|
|Fri 26-Feb||Slalom - women||2,060 m (6,759 ft)||1,880 m (6,168 ft)||180 m (591 ft)||0.550 km (0.342 mi)||32.7%|
|Wed 17-Feb||Slalom - (K) - men||2,051 m (6,729 ft)||1,875 m (6,152 ft)||176 m (577 ft)|
|Sun 21-Feb||Slalom - (K) - women||2,024 m (6,640 ft)||1,880 m (6,168 ft)||144 m (472 ft)|
Forty-three nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Calgary. Guatemala, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.
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