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Where did downhill skiing start?

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Winter Games in Austria in 1936, the first alpine skiing event was introduced to the Olympics. It was called the combined. Also during the period of the 30's, Europeans took up alpine skiing and its popularity continued to steadily climb. During this time, the first ski lifts were constructed which cancelled out the physically draining task of climbing up a mountain before descending. After World War II, ski areas began to open up when Switzerland and Austria developed Alpine ski resorts.

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A Brief history of the snowboard: An engineer invented it as a present to his daughter. It then became a popular toy. From there one, primitive snowboards started being used on mountains and competitions were held. From that point on, they gained popularity and widespread use. Many mountains banned them, or required a skills test before a boarder could use the chair lift, but this was faded out as they became popular enough that too many people used them.

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Arnold lunn of british Colombia Canada in 1466

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Men's and women's downhill was first held at the 1948 Games in St. Moritz.

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In the Alps in the 1880:s.

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