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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 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 63
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 ...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 (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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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Mikaela Shiffrin
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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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 35
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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Hermann Maier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 47
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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Janica Kostelić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
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age 37
Janica Kostelić (Croatian pronunciation: [janitsa kǒstelitɕ]; born 5 January 1982) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist from Croatia. In addition to the ...more
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Alberto Tomba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 53
Alberto Tomba (born 19 December 1966 in San Lazzaro di Savena) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Italy. He was the dominant technical skier (slalom and giant slalom) in the late 1980s ...more
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Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Bode Miller
age 42
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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Franz Klammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 66
Franz Klammer (born 3 December 1953) is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria. Klammer overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons (1975-78). He ...more
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Aksel Lund Svindal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Aksel Lund Svindal
age 37
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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Jean-Claude Killy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 76
Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) 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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Pirmin Zurbriggen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 56
Pirmin Zurbriggen (born 4 February 1963) 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 ...more
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Kjetil André Aamo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 48
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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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 36
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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Ivica Kostelić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 40
Ivica Kostelić (pronounced [ˈiʋitsa ˈkɔstɛlitɕ]; born 23 November 1979) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. He specialized in slalom and combined, but was also one of the few ...more

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Marc Girardelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Marc Girardelli
age 56
Marc Girardelli (born 18 July 1963) is an Austrian and Luxembourgian former alpine ski racer, a five-time World Cup overall champion who excelled in all five alpine disciplines.
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Lasse Kjus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 48
Lasse Kjus (born 14 January 1971) 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 ...more
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Gustav Thöni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 68
Gustav Thöni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡustav ˈtøːni; ˈteːni]; sometimes listed as Gustavo Thoeni; born 28 February 1951) is a retired alpine ski racer from Italy.
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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 41
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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Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 45
Didier Cuche (born 16 August 1974) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. Born in Le Pâquier, Neuchâtel, he competed in the downhill and super-G, along with the ...more
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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 38
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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Toni Sailer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
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Anton Engelbert "Toni" Sailer (17 November 1935 – 24 August 2009) was an Austrian alpine ski racer, considered among the best in the sport. At age 20, he won all three gold medals in ...more

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Anna Fenninger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
Anna Fenninger
age 30
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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Phil Mahre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time
age 62
Phillip Ferdinand Mahre (born May 10, 1957) 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 ...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