Best Alpine Skiers


The Top TenXW

1Ingemar Stenmark

More dominant than anyone. Was not allowed to participate in the '84 Olymics (a season when he had had 7 WC-wins). Still, 2 olympic gold medals, 3 world championships, 86 WC wins ( Maier is 2nd with 54... ).

When I grew up & went to school in the 70's - the only time we were allowed to watch T.V. during school hours was when Ingmar Stenmark was racing. I think most of Sweden was at a stand still. He could beat the opposition by seconds sometimes in stead of hundreds of a second.

FIS had to rewrite the rules because Ingemar was just unbeatable. Of course impossible to really compare skiers in different time periods, but Ingemar dominated like no one has done since.

Absolutely fantastic!

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2Ivica Kostelić

Excellent skiing technique, the best skier today and presumingly some time soon it will be recorded as one of the best of all times.

One of the best technicians in the world! And the best athlete-musician ever ;)

best technic, he skies smoothly

Perfect skiing technique.

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3Bode Miller

He's just an amazing skier. He loves the mountain and he adores skiing. Bode is incredible and he is always ready to do something strange and dangerous - for example one foot skiing in Lake Louse.

He is fantastic in all disciplines, but he has ofeten a "bad day". -

Fun skier to watch as he has personality.

He is awesome!

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4Kjetil Andre Aamodt

Are you serious? He crushes the competition. More olympic and world cup gold medals than any competitor.

Both the youngest and oldest male alpine skier to win a gold medal at the Olympics... Says it all.

He has the most medals, thinks that says it all! He also has been top ten in 231 world cup races, more than anyone else! Stenmark has more number 1s, but this guy has been good in every discipline, and he also has been, with his 231 top ten placements, the best one overall in every single race!

The olympics one

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5Franz Klammer

Without question the best skier of his time. He was the first skier to put real fire on the slopes, a bit like Bode Miller does today. But overall, Klammer deserves the top spot for all time greats in this dangerous and compelling sport. Bode can quite happily accept 2nd place!

His record speaks for itself - but the run at Innsbruck in 1976 to win Olympic gold took literally death-defying courage. One of the pinnacles of sporting ahievement in any field.

Alway threw caution to the wind and went for it. After seeing him on a programme training by jumping in a circle of varying bars I was hooked. Full of Charisma and someone you always had a belief that he could pull it off.

1976 Olympics win says all that needs to be said. That last run was the single most thrilling event I have ever seen in my 74years.

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6Alberto Tomba

Fantastic abilities in both slalom and giant slalom, 5 olympic gold medals, 50 total world cup wins, and only alpine male skier to have won at least one world cup race per year for 11 consecutive seasons

The best sponsor ever for alpine ski!

Only skier to win gold in two Olympics in a row. one of two to win medals in three Olympics. nough said.

The best, have you see?

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7Hermann Maier

He is maybe the best super-g skier. He had a terrible car accident -

Just a real legend! Give him credit for his way back after is accident too!

Should be at least second of this list

Simply the best

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8Pirmin Zurbriggen

He is all-round skier, best his discipline was downhill and super-g, but he was also good in slalom and giant slalom. -

So smooth like a hot butter knife through butter.

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9Aksel Lund Svindal

Amazing athlete. Should be higher on this list!

His record speaks for itself-I mean if Hirscher is here then I can't understand why Aksel, who's won a lot more, isn't!

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10Marcel Hirscher

Two time overall champion, two time slalom globe, one time GS globe.

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The Contenders

11Marc Girardelli

he's the only one which won a world cup in all the alpine sky categories (slalom, giant, superG, downhill).

For this guy only bad thing that he had a few injury -

Would place him second to Stenmark on his record, but above as overall racer of all time.

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12Benjamin Raich

He is really great skier, perfect technician, he is fantastic in slalom, giant slalom and combination, he is very good in super-g and not bad in downhill. -

13Didier Cuche

Best downhill skier. Really appreciated by all others skiers.

He is the best downhill skier of all times

Stayed on top for such a long time. The best

14Jean-Claude Killy

He had incredible finesse-if he were in his '20's now- and trained and worked out like they do now- I think he'd be right up there, with anyone, at the top.

Won all three alpine gold medals in '68 Olympics. Speaks for itself.

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15Tina Maze

The best overall skier ever to grace the slopes.

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16Gustav Thoni

Most complete of alls

17Lasse Kjus

He won medals (2 gold and 3 silver) in every event in the world championship in Vail in 1999

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18Lindsey Vonn

She is amazing! I love the way she skis!

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19Stein Eriksen

Perhaps the first, and longest-lasting "ski god / star! "

Ski it like Stein baby

20Steve Podborski

Superb skier in downhill for size

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