Best Alpine Skiers
The Top Ten
She is so cool, and she is an Olympic gold medalist.
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,
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.
Not even a competition. Stenmark was so much better than everyone else of his time. No other have ever been as outstanding of his time.
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.
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.
Nobody has been so dominant in 6 consecutive years as Marcel Hirscher. I believe it was easier to win in the "old " days - say 20-30 years ago. Today Skiers are more Athletic, the sport is also faster and more dangerous in general.
6 Overall world Cup wins in a row! 6 time Gold medalist at world Championships... the greatest!
Definitely the best Ski racer of all times. While it is always difficult to compare different decades of skier, no one is more technical dominant as Hirscher.
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
Excellent skiing technique, the best skier today and presumingly some time soon it will be recorded as one of the best of all times.
best technic, he skies smoothly
He's highly skilled, unconventional and very daring - do, plus independently minded... -That makes Bode Miller the champion in my eyes!
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.
He is fantastic in all disciplines, but he has ofeten a "bad day". -
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.
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!
Aksel has one a ton of World Cup races should be higher
Amazing athlete. Should be higher on this list!
The most talented by far! Had it not been for his injuries he would have stayed great in giant slalom and combined too. - morrislawes
Two amazing comebacks after stood injuries. Great sportsmanship.
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
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!
The best sponsor ever for alpine ski!
Had he the same character as Stenmark he could have become the greatest of all times... Unfortunately he liked skiing as much as parties
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.
To make a come back after such a horrible accident is fantastic he is the greatest...
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!
He is maybe the best super-g skier. He had a terrible car accident -
The dominate vonn 82 world cup wins 4 overall world cup titles, 3 olympic medals, 8 world championship medals, world cup winner in all five disciplines
The most wins for a female in history. All though injury prone while on the hill always the one to beat.
Um, excuse me! This gal should be number one! The most decorated skier of all time, breaking so many records. She is legendary.
She is amazing! I love the way she skis!
63 world cup wins, 3 overall world cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 world championship medals at 24 years old, most world cup wins in a season 17 ( man or woman)
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 clearly is the best in Slalom. Poetry on skis. She may eventually be the best in the remaining alpine disciplines. Time will tell. But it is clear that even at such a young age, the number of her globes don't lie, that she is the one to beat.
Absolutely the best! No doubt! Four separate discipline wins and a fifth th not far in the future. And...she's only 23.
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.
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
The best overall skier ever to grace the slopes.
She is the best alpine skier
So much talent in that pint sized little body. Amazing competitor!
3 Olympic medals in one Olympics 1968, 2 world cup overall titles, 6 World Championship medals
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.
46 world cup wins, 5 world cup overall titles, 2 Olympic medals, 11 World Championship medals, winnner in all 5 world cup disciplines.
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 -
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. -
Spartacuche - 5 time winner of the Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel (World most demanding course), 3 World Cup Downhill Discipline titles
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
Fantastic memories... his battles against Ingemar represent the history of skiing! - FISI50
Most complete of alls
One of the most complete skier ever lived.
The most technical skier ever lived.
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.
Perhaps the first, and longest-lasting "ski god / star! "
Ski it like Stein baby
30 World Cup wins, 3 overall world cup titles, 6 Olympic medals, 5 world Championship medals. Retired at age 25.
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.
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
"An absolute beast of nature"
Superb skier in downhill for size
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
This guy dominated all alpine skiing disciplines and won gold at all disciplines well before Killy. And by far, not barely, like Killy.
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
"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!
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.
Three Olympic Gold medals in 3 consecutive Olympics!
Not yet, but she will be the best.
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!
Faster and faster...
Greatest when not injured.
62 World Cup wins, 6 World Cup overall titles, 3 Olympic medals, 6 World Championship medals, 10 World Cup Discipline titles
She is so awesome
A truly amazing skier if he would stop hurting his knee, I mean 2 years in a row 364 days apart