Émile Allais (25 February 1912 – 17 October 2012) was a champion alpine ski racer from France; he won all three events at the 1937 world championships in Chamonix and the gold in the combined in 1938. Born in Megève, he was a dominant racer in the late 1930s and is considered to have been the first great French alpine skier. Allais won the bronze medal in the combined (downhill and slalom), the only alpine medal event at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch, Germany.
In 1960 wearing his first metal skis, the Allais 60, Jean Vuarnet won the Queen of winter olympics events, downhill skiing. The high level athlete created a position known as the egg which was designed to gather speed and as become to skiing what Fosbury is to athletics or what Panenka is to football