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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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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Aksel Lund Svindal Norway

Birthplace: Lørenskog, Norway

Aksel Lund Svindal (born 26 December 1982) is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Svindal is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007 ...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 Mikaela Shiffrin United States of America

Birthplace: Vail, Colorado

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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Marcel Hirscher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria

Birthplace: Annaberg-Lungötz, Austria

Marcel Hirscher (born 2 March 1989) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007. He competes primarily in slalom and giant slalom, as well as ...more

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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Lindsey Caroline Vonn (née Kildow ; born October 18, 1984) is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team. She won four World Cup overall championships—one of only ...more

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Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Bode Miller United States of America

Birthplace: Easton, New Hampshire, United States of America

Samuel Bode Miller (; born October 12, 1977) is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in ...more

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Anna Fenninger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Anna Fenninger Austria

Birthplace: Hallein, Austria

Anna Veith (née Fenninger; born 18 June 1989) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She was the overall World Cup champion for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. ...more

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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Slovenia

Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Tina Maze (Slovene: [ˈtiːna ˈmaːzɛ]; born 2 May 1983) is a retired Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer. Maze is the most successful Slovenian ski racer in history with a career that culminated ...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

Birthplace: Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Hermann Maier (born 7 December 1972) is an Austrian former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. Nicknamed the "Herminator", Maier ranks among the greatest ...more

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Hannes Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria

Birthplace: Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Johannes "Hannes" Reichelt (born 5 July 1980) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, and Combined. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in ...more
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Kjetil André Aamo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Norway

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Kjetil André Aamodt (born 2 September 1971) 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 ...more
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Kjetil Jansrud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Norway

Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Kjetil Jansrud (born 28 August 1985) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. He races in all alpine disciplines apart from slalom, and his best event used to be the giant ...more
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Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria

Birthplace: Admont, Austria

Marlies Raich (née Schild, born 31 May 1981) is a retired Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. She specializes in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. Schild won four ...more
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Tanja Poutiainen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Finland

Birthplace: Rovaniemi, Finland

Tanja Tuulia Poutiainen (born 6 April 1980) 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 ...more

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Frida Hansdotter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Sweden

Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden

Frida Marie Hansdotter (born 13 December 1985) is a Swedish former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. She competed in the technical events and specialised in slalom. Hansdotter's ...more
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Lara Gut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Switzerland

Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland

Lara Gut-Behrami, née Gut (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlaːra ˈɡuːt], (born 27 April 1991) is a Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in all disciplines and specializes in the speed ...more

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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Sweden

Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden

Anja Sofia Tess Pärson (Swedish pronunciation: [²anːja ˈpæːʂɔn]; born 25 April 1981) is a Swedish former alpine skier. She is an Olympic gold medalist, seven-time gold medalist ...more

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Julia Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America

Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States of America

Julia Marie Mancuso (born March 9, 1984) is a retired American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver ...more
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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Norway

Birthplace: Lørenskog, 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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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Austria

Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

Benjamin Raich (born 28 February 1978 in Arzl im Pitztal, Tyrol) is a retired champion World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. With 14 medals won at Winter Olympics ...more

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Michaela Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Michaela Dorfmeister (born 25 March 1973, in Vienna) is a former professional alpine skier from Austria. Her specialities were both the downhill and the super-G disciplines, although she skied ...more
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Ted Ligety is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
United States of America

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Theodore Sharp Ligety (born August 31, 1984) is an American alpine ski racer, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and an entrepreneur, having cofounded Shred Optics. Ligety won the combined event ...more
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Nicole Hosp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Austria

Birthplace: Ehenbichl, Austria

Nicole Hosp (born 6 November 1983) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. She competed in all five disciplines and was a world champion, three-time Olympic medalist, and an overall ...more
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Maria Höfl-Riesch ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Germany

Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Maria Höfl-Riesch (German pronunciation: [maʁiːaː høːfl ʁiːʃ]; née Riesch, born 24 November 1984) is a former German World Cup alpine ski racer. She is a three-time Olympic ...more

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Leif Kristian Haugen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Norway

Birthplace: Bærum, Norway

Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (born 29 November 1987) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer, specializing in the technical events of giant slalom and slalom. Haugen made his World Cup debut ...more
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Pernilla Wiberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing
Polar Bear added Sweden

Birthplace: Norrköping, Sweden

Pernilla Wiberg (born 15 October 1970) is a Swedish former alpine ski racer and businesswoman. She competed on the World Cup circuit between 1990 and 2002, where she became one of the few ...more