The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time

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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 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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  • Ingemar Stenmark
    1,532 votes
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Birthplace: Joesjö, Sweden
    Jan Ingemar Stenmark (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋː(ɛ)mar ²steːnmark]; 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 ...more
  • Marcel Hirscher
    1,299 votes
    • Nationality: 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 combined ...more
  • Mikaela Shiffrin

    Mikaela Shiffrin

    Age: 28
    1,043 votes
    • Nationality: 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 Cup, and ...more
  • Lindsey Vonn
    1,064 votes
    • Nationality: 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 two female ...more
  • Hermann Maier
    833 votes
    • Nationality: 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 alpine ski racers ...more
  • Aksel Lund Svindal

    Aksel Lund Svindal

    Age: 40
    657 votes
    • Nationality: 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 and 2009), an ...more