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The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time  

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List Rules Any 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 greatest alpine skiers in the world, including Olympic champions and winners of other contests in which alpine skiers participate.
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Ingemar Stenmark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 63
Jan Ingemar Stenmark, born 18 March 1956 in Joesjö, Sweden, is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Sweden. He is regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish sportsmen, and as the ...more
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Marcel Hirscher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 30
Marcel Hirscher is an alpine skier.
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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 24
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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Hermann Maier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 47
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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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 35
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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Alberto Tomba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 53
Alberto Tomba is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Italy. He was the dominant technical skier in the late 1980s and 1990s. Tomba won three Olympic gold medals, two World Championships, ...more
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Franz Klammer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 66
Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria. Klammer overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons. He was the gold medalist at the 1976 ...more
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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 37
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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Janica Kostelić is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist from Croatia. In addition to the Olympics, she won five gold medals at the World Championships. In ...more
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Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 42
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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Jean-Claude Killy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 76
Jean-Claude Killy also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, he dominated the sport in the late 1960s. He was a triple Olympic ...more
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Kjetil André Aamodt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 48
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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Pirmin Zurbriggen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 56
Pirmin Zurbriggen is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. One of the most successful ski racers ever, he won the overall World Cup title four times, an Olympic gold medal in ...more
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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 36
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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Marc Girardelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 56
Marc Girardelli is a former alpine ski racer, a five-time World Cup overall champion who excelled in all five alpine disciplines. Girardelli was born in Lustenau, Austria, started skiing at the ...more
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Lasse Kjus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 48
Lasse Kjus is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway. He won the overall World Cup title twice, an Olympic gold medal, and several World Championships. His combined career total of 16 ...more
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Ivica Kostelić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 40
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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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 38
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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Gustav Thöni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 68
Gustav Thöni is a retired alpine ski racer from Northern Italy.
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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 41
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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Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 45
Didier Cuche is former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. Born in Le Pâquier, Neuchâtel, he competed in the downhill and super-G, along with the giant slalom. He won the ...more
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Phil Mahre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 62
Phillip Ferdinand "Phil" Mahre is a former World Cup alpine ski racer, widely regarded as one of the greatest American skiers of all time. His total of 27 World Cup race wins is third ...more
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Anna Fenninger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 30
Anna Fenninger is an alpine skier.
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Toni Sailer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)
Anton Engelbert "Toni" Sailer was an Austrian alpine ski racer, considered among the best in the sport. At age 20, he won all three gold medals in alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter ...more
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Henrik Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 25
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