Alpine skiing was introduced to the Olympics in 1936 in the Garmisch-Partenkirtchen Olympics. It was originally a men and women combined event. After the Olympics were cancelled during World War II, the program returned in 1948 with six events in Alpine Skiing.
The skier’s competition position is judged on her skill level. For instance, if a skier is still on the bunny slopes she cannot compete in the Olympics, and an Olympic star is not allowed to compete in beginner competitions because it would not be fair.