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The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 22.9k votes 7.2k voters 53.0k views62 items

List RulesAny athletes to compete in alpine skiing, active or inactive, living or dead.

A list of the greatest alpine skiers of all time, ranked by standings and the amount of medals received. Alpine skiing is a popular winter sport that involves sliding down a snow-covered hill at fast speeds; it is also called “downhill skiing." It is the most popular in countries like Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand because of the ideal weather conditions. These are the most famous and best alpine skiers in the world, including Olympic champions and winners of other contests in which alpine skiers participate.

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  • Janica Kostelić1
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    NationalityCroatia

    BirthplaceZagreb, Croatia

    Janica Kostelić (Croatian pronunciation: [janitsa kǒstelitɕ]; born 5 January 1982) is a former...  more
  • Hermann Maier2
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    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceAltenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

    Hermann Maier (born 7 December 1972) is an Austrian former World Cup champion alpine ski racer...  more
  • Annemarie Moser-Pröll3

    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceKleinarl, Austria

    Annemarie Moser-Pröll (born 27 March 1953) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Ivica Kostelić4
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    NationalityCroatia

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    Ivica Kostelić (pronounced [ˈiʋitsa ˈkɔstɛlitɕ]; born 23 November 1979) is a former World Cup...  more
  • Jean-Claude Killy5
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    NationalityFrance

    BirthplaceSaint-Cloud, France

    Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in...  more
  • Mikaela Shiffrin6
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    Mikaela Shiffrin

    Age: 25

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVail, Colorado

    Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team,...  more

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  • Anja Pärson7
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    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceUmeå, Sweden

    Anja Sofia Tess Pärson (Swedish pronunciation: [²anːja ˈpæːʂɔn]; born 25 April 1981) is a...  more

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  • Marcel Hirscher8
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    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceAnnaberg-Lungötz, Austria

    Marcel Hirscher (born 2 March 1989) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Hirscher made...  more
  • Alberto Tomba9
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    NationalityItaly

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Alberto Tomba (born 19 December 1966 in San Lazzaro di Savena) is a former World Cup alpine...  more
  • Pirmin Zurbriggen10
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    NationalitySwitzerland

    BirthplaceSaas-Almagell, Switzerland

    Pirmin Zurbriggen (born 4 February 1963) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Lindsey Vonn11
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Lindsey Caroline Vonn (née Kildow ; born October 18, 1984) is an American former World Cup...  more

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  • Aksel Lund Svindal12
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    Aksel Lund Svindal

    Age: 38

    NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceLørenskog, Norway

    Aksel Lund Svindal (born 26 December 1982) is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski...  more
  • Marc Girardelli13
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    Marc Girardelli

    Age: 57

    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceLustenau, Austria

    Marc Girardelli (born 18 July 1963) is an Austrian and Luxembourgian former alpine ski racer,...  more
  • Bode Miller14
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    Bode Miller

    Age: 43

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEaston, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Samuel Bode Miller (; born October 12, 1977) is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer....  more

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  • Lasse Kjus15
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    Lasse Kjus

    Age: 49

    NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Lasse Kjus (born 14 January 1971) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway. He won...  more
  • Benjamin Raich16
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    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceInnsbruck, Austria

    Benjamin Raich (born 28 February 1978 in Arzl im Pitztal, Tyrol) is a retired champion World...  more
  • Toni Sailer17
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    Toni Sailer

    Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)

    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceKitzbühel, Austria

    Anton Engelbert "Toni" Sailer (17 November 1935 – 24 August 2009) was an Austrian alpine ski...  more
  • Kjetil André Aamodt18

    NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Kjetil André Aamodt (born 2 September 1971) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more

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  • Franz Klammer19
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    NationalityAustria

    BirthplaceFresach, Austria

    Franz Klammer (born 3 December 1953) is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria. ...  more
  • Ingemar Stenmark20
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    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceJoesjö, Sweden

    Jan Ingemar Stenmark (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋː(ɛ)mar ²steːnmark]; born 18 March 1956 in...  more
  • Tina Maze21
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    Tina Maze

    Age: 37

    NationalitySlovenia

    BirthplaceSlovenj Gradec, Slovenia

    Tina Maze (Slovene: [ˈtiːna ˈmaːzɛ]; born 2 May 1983) is a retired Slovenian World Cup alpine...  more
  • Didier Cuche22
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    NationalitySwitzerland

    BirthplaceLe Pâquier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Didier Cuche (born 16 August 1974) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Phil Mahre23
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    Phil Mahre

    Age: 63

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceYakima, Washington

    Phillip Ferdinand Mahre (born May 10, 1957) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer, widely...  more
  • Gustav Thöni24
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    NationalityItaly

    BirthplaceStilfs, Italy

    Gustav Thöni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡustav ˈtøːni; ˈteːni]; sometimes listed as Gustavo...  more
  • Alexis Pinturault25

    NationalityFrance, Norway

    BirthplaceMoûtiers, France

    Alexis Pinturault (Alexis Pinturault ) (born 20 March 1991) is a French World Cup alpine ski...  more