Ski cross history

 

First-ever alpine ski competitions took place, winter of 1911, in the Swiss Alps near Montana. Ten skiers competed in daring on an absolutely unprepared slope. They started at the same time showing turns, jumps and tactical skill. So the ancestor of the alpine ski is a SKI CROSS! Englishman Arnold Lunn was the organizer of these competitions. 25 years were required for an alpine ski to become a part of the Olympic Games in 1936 year in the Garmish-Partenkirchen Germany. And 99 years were required for ski cross to take the honored place at the Olympic Games in the Canadian Vancouver! The sports officials didn’t include ski cross in alpine skiing disciplines because of its originality. Now ski cross is part of freestyle.