The 50 kilometre cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing programme at the 1960 Winter Olympics, in Squaw Valley, California, United States. It was the fifth appearance of the event at its length of 30 km. The competition was held on Saturday, February 27, 1960 at the McKinney Creek Stadium.
|Men's 50 km|
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||McKinney Creek Stadium|
|Competitors||39 from 15 nations|
Kalevi Hämäläinen of Finland won the gold medal ahead of fellow Finn Veikko Hakulinen. Defending Olympic champion Sixten Jernberg from Sweden finished 5th. Thirty nine competitors were due to start but eight did not make the starting line. Of the top 14, only 2 were not Nordic.
- "Cross Country Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Men's 50 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2019.