Skiing became increasingly popular following the end of the Second World War, when injured servicemen sought to return to Skiing as a sport. The first documented Championships for disabled skiers were held in Badgastein, Austria, in 1948 and featured 17 athletes.

Alpine Skiing was part of the first Winter Paralympic Games, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, in 1976. Athletes competed in Slalom and Giant Slalom and three distances in Nordic Skiing. Downhill was added to the Paralympic programme in 1984 in Innsbruck, Austria, and Super-G was added in 1994 at Lillehammer, Norway. Sit-skiing or mono-skiing, was introduced as a demonstration sport at the Innsbruck 1984 Paralympics and became a medal event at the Nagano 1998 Paralympic Games.