List of famous male ski jumpers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male ski jumpers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being ski jumpers. Ski jumping fans will also enjoy famous female ski jumpers and the best Olympic ski jumpers of all time. There are thousand of males working as ski jumpers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic ski jumpers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a ski jumper then the people below should give you inspiration.
Examples include Nicholas Fairall, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, and Sigurd Pettersen.While this isn't a list of all male ski jumpers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male ski jumpers?" and "Who are the best male ski jumpers?"
Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian former ski jumper. He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers, having won the World Cup twice; the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic Tournament once each; the Grand Prix three times; and 12 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games. He retired in September 2014. ...more
Birthplace: Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Profession: Ski jumper, Athletesee more on Thomas Morgenstern
Matti Antero Hautamäki is a Finnish former ski jumper. He is one of Finland's most successful ski jumpers, having won sixteen FIS Ski Jumping World Cup events, multiple medals at the Ski Jumping World Championships and Winter Olympics, as well as setting four world record distances in ski flying. ...more
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Profession: Ski jumpersee more on Matti Hautamäki
Janne Petteri Ahonen is a Finnish ski jumper. ...more
Birthplace: Lahti, Finland
Profession: Ski jumper, Race car driver, Athletesee more on Janne Ahonen
Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. At the time, he was the British ski jumping record holder, the world number nine in amateur speed skiing, and the stunt jumping world record holder. Finishing last in the 70m and 90m events, he became famous as an example of an underdog or "heroic failure", and of perseverance and achievement without funding. ...more
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Credits: Splash!see more on Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards