Alpine skiing at the Winter Paralympics
Governing bodyBadminton World Federation
Events30 (men: 15; women: 15)
Games

Paralympic alpine skiing has been competed at the Winter Paralympic Games since they were first held in 1976. Events include men's and women's downhill, Super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined.

Since the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, a three category system is used. The three categories are: sitting, standing and visually impaired.[1][2]

Summary

Games Year Events Best Nation
1 1976 28  Switzerland
2 1980 22  Austria
3 1984 56  Austria
4 1988 43  Austria
5 1992 48  United States
6 1994 66  United States
7 1998 54  United States
8 2002 53  United States
9 2006 24  Germany
10 2010 30  Germany
11 2014 30  Russia
12 2018 30  Slovakia
13 2022 30  Austria

Events

[3][4][5]

Event Class 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
Men's combined Standing

4
Visually
impaired
3
Sitting 2
Men's downhill Standing


9
Visually
impaired
8
Sitting 7
Men's slalom Standing





11
Visually
impaired
6
Sitting 8
Men's giant slalom Standing





11
Visually
impaired
9
Sitting 8
Men's Super-G Standing

7
Visually
impaired
7
Sitting 7
Women's combined Standing 4
Visually
impaired
3
Sitting 2
Women's downhill Standing 9
Visually
impaired
8
Sitting 7
Women's slalom Standing
11
Visually
impaired
6
Sitting 8
Women's giant slalom Standing

11
Visually
impaired
9
Sitting 8
Women's Super-G Standing 7
Visually
impaired
7
Sitting 7
Total Events 28 22 56 44 48 66 54 53 24 30 30 30

Medal table

[6] NPCs in italics no longer compete at the Winter Paralympics

As of 2022 Winter Paralympics

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Austria (AUT)959289276
2 United States (USA)929770259
3 Germany (GER)836150194
4 Switzerland (SUI)453925109
5 France (FRA)424236120
6 Canada (CAN)273949115
7 Slovakia (SVK)18182157
8 New Zealand (NZL)1771034
9 Spain (ESP)15141039
10 Italy (ITA)12202254
11 Sweden (SWE)12121034
12 Japan (JPN)11152147
13 Australia (AUS)1161532
14 Norway (NOR)95216
15 Russia (RUS)86721
16 Czech Republic (CZE)55515
17 Great Britain (GBR)391527
18 China (CHN)39719
19 Czechoslovakia (TCH)3418
20 Netherlands (NED)2316
21 Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA)1124
22 Finland (FIN)1102
23 Croatia (CRO)1001
24 Denmark (DEN)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
26 Poland (POL)0088
27 Belgium (BEL)0022
28 Liechtenstein (LIE)0011
 Yugoslavia (YUG)0011
Totals (29 nations)5165074801503

Multiple medalists

German Gerd Schönfelder is the most decorated alpine skier in the history of the Paralympic Games.
German Gerd Schönfelder is the most decorated alpine skier in the history of the Paralympic Games.

The table shows athletes with either 6 or more gold medals or ten or more total medals.[7]

Athlete Nation Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gerd Schönfelder  Germany (GER) 1992–2010 16 4 2 22
Reinhild Moeller  West Germany (FRG) /
 Germany (GER)
1980–2006 16 2 1 19
Rolf Heinzmann  Switzerland (SUI) 1980–2002 12 2 0 14
Hans Burn  Switzerland (SUI) 1988–2002 6 5 3 14
Sarah Will  United States (USA) 1992–2002 12 1 0 13
Sarah Billmeier  United States (USA) 1992–2002 7 5 1 13
Lana Spreeman  Canada (CAN) 1980–1994 1 6 6 13
Martin Braxenthaler  Germany (GER) 1998–2010 10 1 1 12
Henrieta Farkašová  Slovakia (SVK) 2010–2018 9 2 1 12
Greg Mannino  United States (USA) 1988–1998 6 4 2 12
Chris Waddell  United States (USA) 1992–2002 5 5 2 12
Bruno Oberhammer  Italy (ITA) 1984–1998 3 5 4 12
Markus Pfefferle  West Germany (FRG) /
 Germany (GER)
1988–2002 1 8 3 12
Bernard Baudean  France (FRA) 1976–1994 6 4 1 11
Michael Milton  Australia (AUS) 1992–2006 6 3 2 11
Alexander Spitz  West Germany (FRG) /
 Germany (GER)
1984–1994 4 4 3 11
Pascale Casanova  France (FRA) 1998–2006 3 6 2 11
Lauren Woolstencroft  Canada (CAN) 2002–2010 8 1 1 10
Tristan Mouric  France (FRA) 1984–1994 6 3 1 10
Rik Heid  United States (USA) 1988–1994 2 5 3 10
Kuniko Obinata  Japan (JPN) 1998–2010 2 3 5 10
Nancy Gustafson  United States (USA) 1988–1994 7 1 0 8
Josef Meusburger  Austria (AUT) 1976–1988 6 2 0 8
Cato Zahl Pedersen  Norway (NOR) 1980–1994 6 1 0 7
Brian Santos  United States (USA) 1992–1994 6 0 0 6

Nations

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See also

References

  1. ^ IPC Alpine Skiing Reduces Racing Classes to Three Categories, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), November 3, 2004
  2. ^ Levelling the playing field, canada.com, March 10, 2010
  3. ^ IPC Historical Results Database, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  4. ^ Paralympic Winter Sports Programme Build-Up Archived 2010-07-07 at the Wayback Machine, The Paralympian, No. 1/2002
  5. ^ Team handbook and guide Archived 2011-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, British Paralympic Association, February 10, 2010
  6. ^ IPC Historical Results Database - Athlete Search - Search by Sport, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  7. ^ "All-Time Paralympic Winter Games Multi-Medallists - Alpine Skiing". IPC. Retrieved 12 March 2018.