Best Alpine Skiers


The Top Ten

1 Frida Hansdotter

Been following Frida since 2004.
She is an attractive young lady.
I wish her nothing but the best when she retires in a few weeks,

She is so cool, and she is an Olympic gold medalist.

2 Ingemar Stenmark

Unbeatable for nearly a decade

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.

Looking back from our perspectave je was the Benny Raich of his day finishing second in the Overall 6 times 5 consecutive. Missing glartiling from this lisr is 5 times Overall Marc Giardelli and 4 time Overall Permin Zurbriggen both who battled for the Overall for 8 consecutive years.

3 Marcel Hirscher

The best skier the world has ever seen!

Now 8 years in a row!

I love this dude he's amazing and my idol

Definitely the greatest that has ever been riding down the slopes of the world, year after year for 6 consecutive years. In nowadays perfected world of skiing this is a feat so amazing it simply can not be measured against any other achievements of past skiers.

4 Ivica Kostelić

Great skiier and great guy but this is way too high for him. A true 1 event specialist mostly and no Olympic Gold. - feisty37

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

You must be kidding... this guy should not be event in the top 20... and no comments on the way he is managing the end of his career! Good skier and stop - FISI50

Best best best

5 Bode Miller

He's highly skilled, unconventional and very daring - do, plus independently minded... -That makes Bode Miller the champion in my eyes!

Incredible! Awesome to watch! And I don't ski!?

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.

Fun skier to watch as he has personality.

6 Kjetil Andre Aamodt

Aamodt became the first male alpine skier to win four gold medals in the Olympics, and is one of only 5 male alpine skiers to have won a World Cup race in all five disciplines.

The best ever

I voted him since he is the best! Best skiier ever, especialy from Norway.

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

7 Aksel Lund Svindal

Great skier and great guy.

The most talented by far! Had it not been for his injuries he would have stayed great in giant slalom and combined too. - morrislawes

Love him, hope he continues skiing longer. - quackerpacker

Best downhill and Super G skiier ever! In his prime great in giant slalom and combined too. - quackerpacker

8 Alberto Tomba

Brought character to skiing

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

Only the best

When he was on the line, alpine ski in Italy (and not only there) was almost more important than football! The Sanremo Festival 1988 (the most important music festival) stopped for allowing the people to follow his race in slalom at Calgary Olympics! And he won, of course! A real phenomenon with a fantastic talent, simply exciting!

9 Franz Klammer

Best Ever

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!

For me Franz Klammer epitomises what downhill skiing is all about.

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.

10 Hermann Maier

To make a come back after such a horrible accident is fantastic he is the greatest...

Daring devil.

He would find a line that no one else dared to to take, and hold it through the finish. One of the strongest skiers ever.

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


The Newcomers

? Anna Veith

Greatest when not injured.

The Contenders

11 Lindsey Vonn

The most wins for a female in history. All though injury prone while on the hill always the one to beat.

Greatest of all time!

Lindsey Vonn is amazing

Um, excuse me! This gal should be number one! The most decorated skier of all time, breaking so many records. She is legendary.

12 Pirmin Zurbriggen

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

I think Pirmin, together with Mark, Ingemar, Toni, Gustav and maybe Alberto represented the top 5 skiers in history... - FISI50

Best all round skier

So smooth like a hot butter knife through butter.

13 Mikaela Shiffrin

Best win ratios, of any racer ever, in total starts, top 3 podiums, top 10 placements. Her perfect combination of strength, balance, reflexes and skiing IQ allows her to make going fast on skis look SO EASY. Simple the "GOAT"

She is the best ever, records don't lie.

My idol she is the best skier I ever saw

Mikaela Shiffrin Is The Best Skier I Ever Saw!

14 Tina Maze

Should be higher since she is probably the most versatile ever. Remember in 2013 she could have won the World Cup for that season in all 6 discipline. Had the last downhill not been cancelled and Shifferin not had an incredible 2nd half of her 2nd slalom run of the world cup finale to come from over a second down on Maze, she does win all 6 that season. - feisty37

So much talent in that pint sized little body. Amazing competitor!

Great skiier! Great in all the events which is rare. Even some of the ones who have won in every discipline aren't truly great in each, but she is.

Such a talented!

15 Jean-Claude Killy

Introduced a new style of skiing. Probably the best skier.

In his day. Untouchable.
3 Olympic Golds in each of the disciplines in Grenoble 68.
You can't compare eras so I don't.
And his post ski career is far beyond what any other top level skier has ever accomplished.

Watched this guy on ABC Sports Wide World of Sports ski in numerous events. ALWAYS destroyed the competition. He was fearless. The more pressure there was the faster he skied. THE BEST OF ALL TIME.

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.

16 Marc Girardelli

Best Skier because he didn't have a big association backing him up thru out his career. The ösv deemed him not good enough to be a pro skier so he decided to race for Luxembourg. His trainer staff consisted out of his dad. Pure talent who did it all himself.

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

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

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

17 Benjamin 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. -

18 Didier 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

Best ever

19 Gustav Thoni

One of the most complete skier ever lived.

The most technical skier ever lived.

Fantastic memories... his battles against Ingemar represent the history of skiing! - FISI50

Most complete of alls

20 Lasse Kjus

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

He and Kjetil Andre Aamåt is one of the greatest of all time

5 medals in one world championeship, no one will ever copy that.

Medals inn all 5 diciplines in world championship in 1999. Best single championship result. together with aamodt, he was always to be counted for in all diciplines for more than a decade.

21 Stein Eriksen


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

Ski it like Stein baby

22 Janica Kostelić

She is best world skier of all time.

The Olympics’ most medaled female skier with four Olympic Gold and two Silver medals (across the 2002 Salt Lake City and 2006 Turin Games), plus five World Championship Gold medals, three Overall World Cup titles and three Slalom titles, Kostelić burst onto the World Cup tour in Park City at just 16-years-old.
She was 25 years-old when she ended her career in 2007.

23 Ted Ligety

Most perfect skier ever—never looked stressed, like he was taking a walk in the part, despite the fact that he beat his competitors by seconds! Strong, stable, aggressive yet always elegant.

The best technique ever! He skis like poetry!

Fantastic technique, best present skier!

He deserves higher go usa

24 Henrik Kristoffersen

"An absolute beast of nature"

25 Steve Podborski

Superb skier in downhill for size

26 Kalle Palander
27 Toni Sailer


7 gold medals in 2 competitions (1956 - 1958). Stopped at age 23.

Nobody has beaten him. The best ever. I can't understand you forgot him in the list.

Hell yeah on wood skis, leather boots, cable bindings...and he skied the toughest places.

Sailer and Killy should be 1 and 2

28 Karl Schranz

Freaky fearless risk taker and at his best, unbeatable

Amazing skier, kept out of Chamonix Olympics on ridiculous charge. At least in same league as JC Killy

29 Spider Sabich

The Best

30 Josef "Pepi" Stiegler

"The Meister" may not have had the glamorous career of Stein, Sailer, Kidd, or Killy, but he shaped a generation of skiers--and ski instructors--through his 30+ year career as Director of the Jackson Hole Ski School!

go use

Absolutely He and Killy and Zurbriggen are the finest skiers I ever saw! Bar None!
I've skied for forty eight years, seen skiing go from bear trap bindings, wood skies and edges and bamboo poles to cables and leather lace up boots...Head 360's and Killy 800's
etc, etc, 'Hotdog' skiing...bla bla bla
The invention of the snowboard and
the rise of the 'Rad Dude' and with them, the failing of Manners and
Class. The invention of 'Fat Skies' etc, etc, etc! Dude!
But I have Never seen better skiing than demonstrated by those three!
No doubt about it.
Goonerd KK Oloff
p.s. You don't have to have 'Fat' skies to ski powder well.

31 Alf Engen
32 Tyler Walker

Tyler is the man!

More WC medals than the rest of the US Team in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Three X-games golds. Arctic Man winner. Absolutely fantastic!

33 Deborah Compagnoni

Three Olympic Gold medals in 3 consecutive Olympics!

34 Roni Remme

Really awesome

35 Wendy Holdener
36 Tina Weirather
37 Kiley McKinnon

She is so awesome

38 Steven Nyman

A truly amazing skier if he would stop hurting his knee, I mean 2 years in a row 364 days apart

39 Maria Höfl-Riesch
40 Ester Ledecka Ester Ledecka

Faster and faster...

41 Alexis Pinturault
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