Open main menu

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

  (Redirected from Alpine Skiing World Cup)

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie).[1] It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon. The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, West Germany, on January 5, 1967. Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons.

Alpine Ski World Cup
20170213 HIRSCHER MARCEL C6864.jpg
GenreAlpine skiing
Location(s)Europe
Canada
United States
Japan (rarely)
Russia (rarely)
Australia (rarely)
Argentina (rarely)
South Korea (rarely)
New Zealand (rarely)
Inaugurated5 January 1967 (5 January 1967) (men)
7 January 1967 (7 January 1967) (ladies)
FounderFrance Serge Lang
France Honore Bonnet
United States Bob Beattie
Previous event2017–18 season
Organised byInternational Ski Federation
PeopleItaly Markus Waldner (men)
Norway Atle Skårdal (ladies)
SponsorAudi Quattro

Contents

RulesEdit

Competitors attempt to achieve the best time in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super G, and downhill. The fifth event, the combined, employs the downhill and slalom. The World Cup originally included only slalom, giant slalom, and downhill races. Combined events (calculated using results from selected downhill and slalom races) were included starting with the 1974–75 season, while the Super G was added for the 1982–83 season. The current scoring system was implemented in the 1991–92 season. For every race points are awarded to the top 30 finishers: 100 points to the winner, 80 for second, 60 for third, winding down to 1 point for 30th place. The racer with the most points at the end of the season in mid-March wins the Cup, with the trophy consisting of a 9 kilogram crystal globe.[2] Sub-prizes are also awarded in each individual race discipline, with a smaller 3.5 kg crystal globe. (See the section on scoring system below for more information.)

The World Cup is held annually, and is considered the premier competition for alpine ski racing after the quadrennial Winter Olympics. Many consider the World Cup to be a more valuable title than the Olympics or the biennial World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several disciplines throughout the season, and not just in one race.[3]

Races are hosted primarily at ski resorts in the Alps in Europe, with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and east Asia, but a few races have also been held in the Southern Hemisphere. World Cup competitions have been hosted in 25 different countries around the world: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.[4] (Note that all World Cup races hosted in Bosnia were held when it was still part of Yugoslavia.)

Lower competitive circuits include the NorAm Cup in North America and the Europa Cup in Europe.

Overall winnersEdit

Multiple individual overall World Cup winners are marked with (#).

IndividualEdit

Season Men Ladies
Name Country Name Country
1967 Jean-Claude Killy   France Nancy Greene   Canada
1968 Jean-Claude Killy (2)   France Nancy Greene (2)   Canada
1968–69 Karl Schranz   Austria Gertrud Gabl   Austria
1969–70 Karl Schranz (2)   Austria Michèle Jacot   France
1970–71 Gustav Thöni   Italy Annemarie Pröll   Austria
1971–72 Gustav Thöni (2)   Italy Annemarie Pröll (2)   Austria
1972–73 Gustav Thöni (3)   Italy Annemarie Pröll (3)   Austria
1973–74 Piero Gros   Italy Annemarie Pröll (4)   Austria
1974–75 Gustav Thöni (4)   Italy Annemarie Moser-Pröll (5)   Austria
1975–76 Ingemar Stenmark   Sweden Rosi Mittermaier   West Germany
1976–77 Ingemar Stenmark (2)   Sweden Lise-Marie Morerod     Switzerland 
1977–78 Ingemar Stenmark (3)   Sweden Hanni Wenzel   Liechtenstein
1978–79 Peter Lüscher     Switzerland  Annemarie Moser-Pröll (6)   Austria
1979–80 Andreas Wenzel   Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel (2)   Liechtenstein
1980–81 Phil Mahre   United States Marie-Theres Nadig     Switzerland 
1981–82 Phil Mahre (2)   United States Erika Hess     Switzerland 
1982–83 Phil Mahre (3)   United States Tamara McKinney   United States
1983–84 Pirmin Zurbriggen     Switzerland  Erika Hess (2)     Switzerland 
1984–85 Marc Girardelli   Luxembourg Michela Figini     Switzerland 
1985–86 Marc Girardelli (2)   Luxembourg Maria Walliser     Switzerland 
1986–87 Pirmin Zurbriggen (2)     Switzerland  Maria Walliser (2)     Switzerland 
1987–88 Pirmin Zurbriggen (3)     Switzerland  Michela Figini (2)     Switzerland 
1988–89 Marc Girardelli (3)   Luxembourg Vreni Schneider     Switzerland 
1989–90 Pirmin Zurbriggen (4)     Switzerland  Petra Kronberger   Austria
1990–91 Marc Girardelli (4)   Luxembourg Petra Kronberger (2)   Austria
1991–92 Paul Accola     Switzerland  Petra Kronberger (3)   Austria
1992–93 Marc Girardelli (5)   Luxembourg Anita Wachter   Austria
1993–94 Kjetil André Aamodt   Norway Vreni Schneider (2)     Switzerland 
1994–95 Alberto Tomba   Italy Vreni Schneider (3)     Switzerland 
1995–96 Lasse Kjus   Norway Katja Seizinger   Germany
1996–97 Luc Alphand   France Pernilla Wiberg   Sweden
1997–98 Hermann Maier   Austria Katja Seizinger (2)   Germany
1998–99 Lasse Kjus (2)   Norway Alexandra Meissnitzer   Austria
1999–00 Hermann Maier (2)   Austria Renate Götschl   Austria
2000–01 Hermann Maier (3)   Austria Janica Kostelić   Croatia
2001–02 Stephan Eberharter   Austria Michaela Dorfmeister   Austria
2002–03 Stephan Eberharter (2)   Austria Janica Kostelić (2)   Croatia
2003–04 Hermann Maier (4)   Austria Anja Pärson   Sweden
2004–05 Bode Miller   United States Anja Pärson (2)   Sweden
2005–06 Benjamin Raich   Austria Janica Kostelić (3)   Croatia
2006–07 Aksel Lund Svindal   Norway Nicole Hosp   Austria
2007–08 Bode Miller (2)   United States Lindsey Vonn   United States
2008–09 Aksel Lund Svindal (2)   Norway Lindsey Vonn (2)   United States
2009–10 Carlo Janka     Switzerland  Lindsey Vonn (3)   United States
2010–11 Ivica Kostelić   Croatia Maria Riesch   Germany
2011–12 Marcel Hirscher   Austria Lindsey Vonn (4)   United States
2012–13 Marcel Hirscher (2)   Austria Tina Maze   Slovenia
2013–14 Marcel Hirscher (3)   Austria Anna Fenninger   Austria
2014–15 Marcel Hirscher (4)   Austria Anna Fenninger (2)   Austria
2015–16 Marcel Hirscher (5)   Austria Lara Gut     Switzerland 
2016–17 Marcel Hirscher (6)   Austria Mikaela Shiffrin   United States
2017–18 Marcel Hirscher (7)   Austria Mikaela Shiffrin (2)   United States

Individual titles by countryEdit

Nation Total Men Ladies
  Austria 33 16 17
    Switzerland  19 7 12
  United States 12 5 7
  Sweden 6 3 3
  Italy 6 6
  Norway 5 5
  Luxembourg 5 5
  France 4 3 1
  Croatia 4 1 3
  Liechtenstein 3 1 2
  Germany 3 3
  Canada 2 2
  West Germany 1 1
  Slovenia 1 1

Men overall titlesEdit

The following skiers have at least three overall alpine World Cup titles.

Name Career Overall Disciplines
DH SG GS SL KB
  Marcel Hirscher 2007–active 7 5 5
  Marc Girardelli 1980–1996 5 2 1 3 4
  Hermann Maier 1996–2009 4 2 5 3
    Pirmin Zurbriggen 1981–1990 4 2 4 3 3
  Gustav Thöni 1969–1980 4 N/A 3 2
  Phil Mahre 1975–1984 3 2 1 4
  Ingemar Stenmark 1973–1989 3 N/A 8 8

Ladies overall titlesEdit

The following skiers have at least three overall alpine World Cup titles.

Name Career Overall Disciplines
DH SG GS SL KB
  Annemarie Moser-Pröll 1969–1980 6 7 N/A 3 2
  Lindsey Vonn 2001–active 4 8 5 3
    Vreni Schneider 1984–1995 3 5 6
  Janica Kostelić 1998–2006 3 3 4
  Petra Kronberger 1987–1992 3 1

Discipline titlesEdit

Top 10 Small Crystal Globe podiumsEdit

  Still active
# Skier Period 1st 2nd 3rd
1   Ingemar Stenmark 1975–1987 16 7 1
2   Pirmin Zurbriggen 1983–1990 12 3 3
3   Marc Girardelli 1982–1996 10 5 6
4   Hermann Maier 1998–2006 10 5 3
5   Marcel Hirscher 2012–2018 10 3 1
6   Aksel Lund Svindal 2006–2018 9 3 3
7   Alberto Tomba 1988–1996 8 5 0
8   Benjamin Raich 2001–2010 8 4 5
9   Kjetil André Aamodt 1993–2003 8 4 2
10   Phil Mahre 1978–1983 7 2 3

Winners per disciplineEdit

Combined crystal globe was officially awarded from 2007–2012. However, there are counted all season titles, both official and unofficial. The records for most World Cup titles in each discipline are as follows:

MenEdit

Super-G

In the following table men's Super-G World Cup podiums since first edition in 1986.

Season 1st 2nd 3rd
1986   Markus Wasmeier   Pirmin Zurbriggen   Marc Girardelli
1987   Pirmin Zurbriggen   Marc Girardelli   Markus Wasmeier
1988   Pirmin Zurbriggen   Markus Wasmeier   Franck Piccard
1989   Pirmin Zurbriggen   Lars-Börje Eriksson   Franck Piccard
1990   Pirmin Zurbriggen   Günther Mader   Lars-Börje Eriksson
1991   Franz Heinzer   Stephan Eberharter   Atle Skaardal
1992   Paul Accola   Marc Girardelli   Günther Mader
1993   Kjetil-Andre Aamodt   Günther Mader   Franz Heinzer
1994   Jan Einar Thorsen   Marc Girardelli   Tommy Moe
1995   Peter Runggaldier   Günther Mader   Werner Perathoner
1996   Atle Skaardal   Hans Knauß   Lasse Kjus
1997   Luc Alphand   Josef Strobl   Andreas Schifferer
1998   Hermann Maier   Hans Knauß   Stephan Eberharter
1999   Hermann Maier   Stephan Eberharter   Andreas Schifferer
2000   Hermann Maier   Werner Franz   Fritz Strobl
2001   Hermann Maier   Christoph Gruber   Josef Strobl
2002   Stephan Eberharter   Didier Cuche   Fritz Strobl
2003   Stephan Eberharter   Marco Büchel   Didier Cuche
2004   Hermann Maier   Daron Rahlves   Stephan Eberharter
2005   Bode Miller   Hermann Maier   Daron Rahlves
2006   Aksel Lund Svindal   Hermann Maier   Daron Rahlves
2007   Bode Miller   Didier Cuche   John Kucera
2008   Hannes Reichelt   Didier Cuche   Benjamin Raich
2009   Aksel Lund Svindal   Werner Heel   Didier Defago
2010   Erik Guay   Michael Walchhofer   Aksel Lund Svindal
2011   Didier Cuche   Georg Streitberger   Ivica Kostelić
2012   Aksel Lund Svindal   Didier Cuche   Beat Feuz
2013   Aksel Lund Svindal   Matteo Marsaglia   Matthias Mayer
2014   Aksel Lund Svindal   Kjetil Jansrud   Patrick Küng
2015   Kjetil Jansrud   Dominik Paris   Matthias Mayer
2016   Aleksander Aamodt Kilde   Kjetil Jansrud   Aksel Lund Svindal
2017   Kjetil Jansrud   Hannes Reichelt   Aleksander Aamodt Kilde
2018   Kjetil Jansrud   Vincent Kriechmayr   Aksel Lund Svindal

Most races wins in each disciplineEdit

MenEdit

As of 25 November 2018

LadiesEdit

Most successful race winnersEdit

A common measurement of how good individual skiers are is the total number of World Cup races won during their skiing career. The following skiers have won at least 20 World Cup races:

Men's race winnersEdit

As of 8 December 2018

Rank Men Career Wins DH SG GS SL KB PSL PGS
1   Ingemar Stenmark 1973–1989 86 46 40 N/A
2   Marcel Hirscher 2007–active 60 1 29 28 2
3   Hermann Maier 1996–2009 54 15 24 14 1 N/A
4   Alberto Tomba 1986–1998 50 15 35 N/A
5   Marc Girardelli 1980–1996 46 3 9 7 16 11 N/A
6     Pirmin Zurbriggen 1981–1990 40 10 10 7 2 11 N/A
7   Benjamin Raich 1996–2015 36 1 14 14 7 N/A
8   Aksel Lund Svindal 2001–active 35 14 16 4 1
9   Bode Miller 1997–2017 33 8 5 9 5 6
10   Stephan Eberharter 1989–2004 29 18 6 5 N/A
11   Phil Mahre 1975–1984 27 7 9 11 N/A
12   Franz Klammer 1972–1985 26 25 1 N/A
  Ivica Kostelić 1998–2017 26 1 15 9 1
14   Ted Ligety 2004–active 25 24 1
15   Gustav Thöni 1969–1980 24 N/A 11 8 4 1 N/A
    Peter Müller 1977–1992 24 19 2 3 N/A
17     Michael von Grünigen 1989–2003 23 23 N/A
18   Kjetil Jansrud 2003–active 22 8 12 1 1
19   Kjetil André Aamodt 1989–2006 21 1 5 6 1 8 N/A
    Didier Cuche 1993–2012 21 12 6 3 N/A
   Alexis Pinturault 2009–active 21 1 10 2 7 1

Women's race winnersEdit

As of 9 December 2018

Rank Ladies Career Wins DH SG GS SL KB PSL PGS
1   Lindsey Vonn 2001–active 82 43 28 4 2 5
2   Annemarie Moser-Pröll 1969–1980 62 36 N/A 16 3 7 N/A
3     Vreni Schneider 1984–1995 55 20 34 1 N/A
4   Mikaela Shiffrin 2012–active 48 1 2 6 34 1 4
5   Renate Götschl 1993–2009 46 24 17 1 4 N/A
6   Anja Pärson 1998–2012 42 6 4 11 18 3 N/A
7   Marlies Schild 2001–2014 37 1 35 1 N/A
8   Katja Seizinger 1989–1998 36 16 16 4 N/A
9   Hanni Wenzel 1972–1984 33 2 12 11 8 N/A
10     Erika Hess 1978–1987 31 6 21 4 N/A
11   Janica Kostelić 1998–2006 30 1 1 2 20 6 N/A
12   Maria Höfl-Riesch 2001–2014 27 11 3 9 4 N/A
13     Michela Figini 1983–1990 26 17 3 2 4 N/A
  Tina Maze 1999–2015 26 4 1 14 4 3
15     Maria Walliser 1980–1990 25 14 3 6 2 N/A
  Michaela Dorfmeister 1991–2006 25 7 10 8 N/A
17     Lise-Marie Morerod 1973–1980 24 N/A 14 10 N/A
    Marie-Theres Nadig 1971–1981 24 13 N/A 6 5 N/A
  Pernilla Wiberg 1990–2002 24 2 3 2 14 3 N/A
    Lara Gut 2008–active 24 7 12 4 1
21   Carole Merle 1981–1994 22 12 10 N/A
22   Hilde Gerg 1993–2005 20 7 8 1 3 1 N/A

Most podiums and Top 10 resultsEdit

As of 8 December 2018.[9][10]

  Still active

Career podiumsEdit

Career Top 10 resultsEdit

  • Note: Only parallel events from (1975, 1997, 2011–2013, 2016) which count for overall ranking, included on this list, are considered as official individual World Cup victories.

Greatest alpine skiers of all timeEdit

Based on ski-database super ranking system (since 1966), this scoring system is calculated using points from three categories: Olympic Games, World Championships, and World Cup (overall titles, discipline titles and individual top 10 results).

Men's super rankingEdit