Karl Schnabl

Karl Schnabl (born March 8, 1954 in Achomitz, community Hohenthurn, Carinthia) is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed during the 1970s.

Karl Schnabl
Medal record
Men's ski jumping
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck Individual large hill
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck Individual normal hill
Men's ski flying
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Bad Mitterndorf Individual

His best-known successes were at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, where he won a gold medal in the individual large hill event and a bronze medal in the individual normal hill event. He also won the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1976.

Schnabl also won bronze at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in 1975. He also finished fourth in the individual large hill event at the 1978 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.

Since finishing medical school at Innsbruck University, he has been working as a doctor in sports medicine until he retired in 2019.


  • Karl Schnabl at the International Ski Federation
  • Holmenkollen winners since 1892 at the Wayback Machine (archived February 24, 2007) - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Karl Schnabl". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.