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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1950

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1950

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1950 were held February 13-18, 1950, on Ajax Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A.[1]

These were the first World Championships held outside of Europe, and the first official world championships since 1939. The Giant Slalom made its World Championships debut, displacing the combined event, which returned in 1954.

Zeno Colò of Italy won the downhill and giant slalom, and just missed a sweep of the gold medals; he finished 0.3 seconds behind in the slalom, taking the silver. Austria dominated the women's races: Dagmar Rom won the giant slalom and slalom, Trude Jochum-Beiser won gold in the downhill and silver in the GS, and Erika Mahringer took two silver medals, in the downhill and slalom.

Aspen was in its fourth year as a ski area; it opened in December 1946 with a single chairlift.

Men's competitions


Date: February 18

Place Name Country Time Diff.
Gold Zeno Colò  Italy 2:34.4 --
Silver James Couttet  France 2:35.7 + 1.3
Bronze Egon Schöpf  Austria 2:36.3 + 1.9
4 Bernhard Perren   Switzerland 2:37.7 + 3.3
5 Christian Pravda  Austria 2:38.1 + 3.7
6 Jean Pazzi  France 2:38.6 + 4.2

Giant Slalom

Date: February 14

Place Name Country Time Diff.
Gold Zeno Colò  Italy 1:54.4 --
Silver Fernand Grosjean   Switzerland 1:55.2 + 0.8
Bronze James Couttet  France 1:55.3 + 0.9
4 Henri Oreiller  France 1:55.8 + 1.4
5 Georges Schneider   Switzerland 1:55.9 + 1.5
6 Carlo Gartner  Italy 1:56.0 + 1.6


Date: February 16

Place Name Country Time Diff.
Gold Georges Schneider   Switzerland 2:06.4 --
Silver Zeno Colò  Italy 2:06.7 + 0.3
Bronze Stein Eriksen  Norway 2:08.0 + 1.6
4 Jack Reddish  United States 2:08.4 + 2.0
T-5 Egon Schöpf  Austria 2:09.0 + 2.6
T-5 Ernest McCullough  Canada 2:09.0 + 2.6
T-5 James Couttet  France 2:09.0 + 2.6

Women's competitions


Date: February 17

Place Nation Athlete Time
1  Austria Trude Jochum-Beiser 2:06.6
2  Austria Erika Mahringer 2:07.5
3  France Georgette Thiollière-Miller 2:08.4
4  Austria Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 2:08.6
5  United States Katy Rodolph 2:08.9
6  France Lucienne Schmith-Couttet 2:10.0

Giant Slalom

Date: February 13

Place Nation Athlete Time
1  Austria Dagmar Rom 1:29.6
2  Austria Trude Jochum-Beiser 1:29.8
3  France Lucienne Schmith-Couttet 1:30.0
4  Austria Erika Mahringer 1:31.8
5  Austria Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 1:31.9
6  Austria Lydia Gstrein 1:32.7


Date: February 15

Place Nation Athlete Time
1  Austria Dagmar Rom 1:47.8
2  Austria Erika Mahringer 1:47.9
3  Italy Celina Seghi 1:49.5
4  Austria Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 1:49.9
5  France Lucienne Schmith-Couttet 1:51.0
6  United States Andrea Mead 1:51.7

Medal Standings

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria 3 3 1 7
2  Italy 2 1 1 4
3   Switzerland 1 1 2
4  France 1 3 4
5  Norway 1 1


External links

  • - results - 1950 World Championships - Aspen, CO, USA
  • - results - World Championships
  • Aspen History Society - 1950 World Championships
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