Best Alpine Skiersraich
The Top Ten
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.
the bestV 31 Comments
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.V 14 Comments
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 best bestV 6 Comments
She is so cool, and she is an Olympic gold medalist.
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". -
Best skier ever. even made history as the oldest alpine medalist in Olympic histor at the sochi games in 2014V 11 Comments
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!
Overall the best.V 4 Comments
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!
Had he the same character as Stenmark he could have become the greatest of all times... Unfortunately he liked skiing as much as parties
Only the bestV 9 Comments
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.
For me Franz Klammer epitomises what downhill skiing is all about.V 10 Comments
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 -
Should be at least second of this list
Herminator is the super G legend
No one better ever lived haha
Definitely the best ever, almost most successful of all time, already most successful women!
She is amazing! I love the way she skis!
2nd in all time wins, hopefully my vote will move her higher where she belongs. John
Always da bestV 10 Comments
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
So smooth like a hot butter knife through butter.V 4 Comments
Aksel has one a ton of World Cup races should be higher
Amazing athlete. Should be higher on this list!
Two amazing comebacks after stood injuries. Great sportsmanship.
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!V 4 Comments
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.
Won all three alpine gold medals in '68 Olympics. Speaks for itself.
Absolutely best of all time.V 6 Comments
The best overall skier ever to grace the slopes.
She is the best alpine skier
Best ever!V 1 Comment
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 -
One of the two or three bast skiers in WC history, he left the Austrian team and trained by his Dad... remember the epic battles against Alberto and Pirmin, amazing years for WC skiing - FISI50V 3 Comments
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. -
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
All-time Kitzbühl winner with 5 wins.V 2 Comments
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 1999V 3 Comments
Perhaps the first, and longest-lasting "ski god / star! "
Ski it like Stein baby
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.
I think time is upon us. Wins in Downhill, GS and Slalom this year. If she stays injury free, she "will" be the best woman skier ever.
Clearly dominant in slalom. Coming on hard in GS, owns the World Cup and she’s not higher on the list? What?
Superb skier in downhill for size
The best technique ever! He skis like poetry!
Fantastic technique, best present skier!
He deserves higher go usa
The best skier to dateV 2 Comments
"An absolute beast of nature"
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
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.V 1 Comment
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.
"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.
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!V 1 Comment
Three Olympic Gold medals in 3 consecutive Olympics!
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
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