William Besse

William Besse (born 10 March 1968 in Bruson) is a Swiss former alpine skier.[1] He took four wins and 13 podiums in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, all of them in the downhill discipline, including winning the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen in 1994. He retired from competition in 1999, in part because he struggled to adapt to the introduction of carving skis in the mid-1990s. After retiring from competition, he became a ski instructor in Verbier, and also worked as an analyst for Télévision Suisse Romande and Radio Télévision Suisse's coverage of alpine skiing, until he was let go after the 2014-15 season.[2][3]

He is related to alpine skier Justin Murisier through Murisier's father, who is Besse's cousin.[4]


Olympic Games
Alpine Skiing World Cup

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "William Besse". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ Burkhalter, Daniel (25 June 2010). "L'invité: William Besse" [The guest: William Besse]. Radio Télévision Suisse (in French). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ski alpin: William Besse pas reconduit dans son rôle de consultant" [William Besse not renewed in his role as analyst]. Le Matin (Switzerland) (in French). 3 September 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. ^ Bärtsch, Philipp (15 November 2014). "Skifahren nur noch am Limit" [Skiing only at the limit]. Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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