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The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing  

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Alpine skiing is a sport that takes agility, precision, skill, and some bravery. The famous alpine skiing event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic alpine skiing Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, which alpine skier is truly the greatest? Vote below to help decide! 

Marcel Hirscher, Lindsey Vonn, and Mikaela Shiffrin are some of the most talented names in alpine skiing. Vote for these skiers and more below! 

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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team, specializing in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom. She is the reigning Olympic, World ...more
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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Norway
Aksel Lund Svindal is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Kjeller, Norway. Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Svindal is a two-time overall World Cup champion, an Olympic gold medalist ...more
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Marcel Hirscher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Marcel Hirscher is an alpine skier.
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Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America
Samuel Bode Miller is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and the ...more
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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America
Lindsey Caroline Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the United States Ski Team. She has won four World Cup championships—one of two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie ...more
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Anna Fenninger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Anna Fenninger is an alpine skier.
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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Slovenia
Tina Maze is a Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer and a double Olympic gold medalist. She is the most successful female ski racer in the Slovenian history with a career that culminated with ...more
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Hermann Maier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Hermann Maier, known as the Herminator, is a former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Maier ranks among the ...more
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Hannes Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Johannes "Hannes" Reichelt is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, and Combined. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Reichelt ...more
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Kjetil André Aamodt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Kjetil André Aamodt is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway, a champion in the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup. He is the most decorated ski racer from Norway. ...more
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Tanja Poutiainen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Finland
Tanja Tuulia Poutiainen is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Finland. She specialized in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom, and was the silver medalist in the women's giant ...more
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Frida Hansdotter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Frida Hansdotter is an alpine skier.
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Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Marlies Schild is a retired Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. She specializes in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. She has won four Olympic medals, with silvers in the ...more
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Lara Gut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Lara Gut is a Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in all five disciplines and specializes in the speed events of downhill and super-G.
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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Sweden
Anja Sofia Tess Pärson is a Swedish former alpine skier. She is an Olympic gold medalist, seven-time gold medalist at the World Championships, and two-time overall Alpine Skiing World Cup ...more
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Michaela Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Michaela Dorfmeister is a former professional alpine skier from Austria. Her specialities are both the downhill and the super-G disciplines, although she skis in and has had success in giant
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Kjetil Jansrud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Norway
Kjetil Jansrud is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. He races in all alpine disciplines apart slalom, and his best event used to be the giant slalom where he has 6 ...more
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Nicole Hosp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Nicole Hosp is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer, a former world champion and three-time Olympic medalist.
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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Benjamin Raich is a champion World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. With 14 medals won at Winter Olympics and World Championships, 36 World Cup race victories, one ...more
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Pernilla Wiberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Pernilla Wiberg is a Swedish former alpine ski racer, who competed on the World Cup circuit between 1990 and 2002, where she became one of the few all-event winners. Having won two Olympic gold ...more
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Julia Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America
Julia Marie Mancuso is an American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver medalist in both downhill and ...more
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Ted Ligety is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America
Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety is an American alpine ski racer and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Ligety won the combined event at the 2006 Olympics in Turin and the giant slalom race ...more
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Maria Höfl-Riesch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Maria Höfl-Riesch is a former German World Cup alpine ski racer. She is a three-time Olympic champion, two-time world champion, and an overall World Cup champion. Höfl-Riesch made her ...more
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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
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Henrik Kristoffersen is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist. Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Kristoffersen specializes in the technical events of slalom and ...more
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Michael Walchhofer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria
Michael Walchhofer is a former Austrian alpine ski racer. He started his career in slalom, but then moved over to the speed events. During his career he won the downhill world cup three times, ...more