Alpine Skiing

The thrill of skiing rapidly downhill—alpine skiing—made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Winter Games in Germany. Alpine ski racing evolved into slalom, giant slalom, super-G, and downhill events.  Each discipline used fewer gates, leading to progressively faster speeds. Our alpine skiing exhibit across from the Touch Table features rotating display cases showing nearly 70 years of racing ski and boot development. Come learn about significant skiers and industry pioneers who contributed to the evolution of alpine skiing.