The 2026 Winter Olympics will include the sport of ski mountaineering for the first time.[1] There will be three medal events: men's and women's sprint and a mixed relay.[2] Two additional events, the men's and women's individual, were proposed but not approved for the final program.[3][4]

Ski mountaineering Olympic pictogram

Prior to becoming part of the Olympic Games, ski mountaineering was held at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.[3]


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  2. ^ "2026 Winter Olympics add eight events, cut Alpine skiing team event". NBC Sports. June 24, 2022. Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Ski mountaineering set to join Olympics at 2026 Winter Games". AP NEWS. June 18, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  4. ^ "Ski mountaineering at the Olympics: The hardest climb is done". July 20, 2022. Retrieved May 21, 2023.