Winter Sports 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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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added United States of America 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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Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Marcel Hirscher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Marcel Hirscher is an alpine skier.

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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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Hannes Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Hermann Maier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria 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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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Kjetil André Aamodt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Norway 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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Kjetil Jansrud is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Lara Gut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Switzerland 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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Nicole Hosp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria Nicole Hosp is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer, a former world champion and three-time Olympic medalist.

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Frida Hansdotter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Sweden Frida Hansdotter is an alpine skier.

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Michael Walchhofer is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Michaela Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria 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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Ted Ligety is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Romed Baumann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Romed Baumann is an alpine skier.

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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Matthias Mayer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria Matthias Mayer is a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion from Afritz, Austria. Born in Afritz am See in Carinthia, Mayer made his World Cup debut in Sestriere in February 2009. His ...more

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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Norway 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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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Leif Kristian Haugen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Norway Leif Kristian Haugen is a Norwegian alpine skier At the Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships he has two seventh places from 2006 in Mont-Sainte-Anne and one eighth place from 2007 in ...more

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Julia Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Slovakia Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovakia. Born in Bratislava, she specialises in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in recent years. ...more

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Maria Höfl-Riesch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Germany 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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Pernilla Wiberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Sweden 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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Manfred Mölgg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Italy Manfred Mölgg is a World Cup alpine ski racer from northern Italy. He specializes in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom.

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Otmar Striedinger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Otmar Striedinger Austria Otmar Striedinger is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Striedinger made his World Cup debut in November 2010 in Lake Louise, Canada. He attained his first World Cup podium in December ...more

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Martina Schild is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Switzerland Martina Schild is a Swiss alpine skier competing in downhill and super-G. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won the silver medal in the women's downhill. She placed 6th in the women's super-G. ...more

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Elisabeth Görgl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Elisabeth Görgl is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Görgl made her World Cup debut in March 2000 and has reached World Cup podiums in all ...more

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Eva-Maria Brem is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Eva-Maria Brem is an alpine skier.  

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Tessa Worley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
France Tessa Worley is a World Cup alpine ski racer and non-commissioned officer from France. She competes in all five alpine disciplines and specializes in giant slalom. Born in Annemasse, in the ...more

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Kelly VanderBeek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Canada Kelly VanderBeek is a retired Canadian alpine skier originally from Kitchener, Ontario. She currently resides in Canmore, Alberta with husband David Ford. Although she has trained at countless ...more

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Louis-Pierre Hélie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Canada Louis-Pierre Hélie is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Canada.

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Marie-Pier Préfontaine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Canada Marie-Pier Préfontaine is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Canada.

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Viktoria Rebensburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Germany Viktoria Rebensburg is an alpine skier.

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Emelie Wikström is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Emelie Wikström Sweden Emelie Wikstroem is an athlete.

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Ivica Kostelić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Croatia Ivica Kostelić is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. He specializes in slalom and combined, but is also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers able to score points in all ...more

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Klaus Kröll is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Klaus Kroell is an alpine skier.

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Mario Matt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Mario Matt is a Austrian former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. He is widely considered as one of the best slalom skiers of all time. Born in Flirsch, Tyrol, Matt made his ...more

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Alexis Pinturault is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added France, Norway Alexis Pinturault is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist. Pinturault has nine World Cup victories through March 14, 2015. He represented France at the World Championships in ...more

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Andrew Weibrecht is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America Andrew Weibrecht is an alpine skier.

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Kathrin Zettel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria Kathrin Zettel is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Scheibbs, Lower Austria, and from Göstling, she competes primarily in the technical events of Giant slalom and slalom. ...more

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Katja Seizinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Germany Katja Seizinger is a former alpine ski racer, the most successful alpine racer from Germany. Born in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Seizinger won three Olympic gold and two bronze medals, and ...more

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Denise Karbon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Italy Denise Karbon is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from northern Italy. She competed in the technical events and specializes in giant slalom.

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Fritz Dopfer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Fritz Dopfer Germany, Austria Fritz Dopfer is a German World Cup alpine ski racer, specializing in the technical events of giant slalom and slalom. Born in Innsbruck, Austria, to a German father and an Austrian mother, the ...more

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Ondřej Bank is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Ondřej Bank Czech Republic Ondřej Bank is a Czech World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Zábřeh na Moravě, Bank began his international career in 1995 when he first competed at the Junior World Championship. His first ...more