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Skiing is a popular competitive winter sport in which the skier uses specially crafted skis to glide on snow. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) organize numerous skiing events every year which attracts participants—both men and women—from different countries. American skier Bode Miller is counted among the best male skiers of all time. An Olympic and World Championship gold medallist, he is also a two-time overall World Cup champion. Not far behind Miller in his achievements, Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway is a much decorated international skier with no less than eight Olympic medals to his credit. Coming to the ladies who have carved niches for themselves in the winter sport, it is Janica Kostelic of Croatia whose name comes up first in our minds. Regarded the greatest female Olympic skier of all time, she won four gold and two silver medals in her illustrious career. Vreni Schneider, Deborah Compagnoni, and Anja Parson are among the other female skiers who have contributed immensely to the sports. Check out this section to know about the greatest skiers of the world.
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Lindsey Vonn
(One of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time)
Lindsey Vonn
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Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman Olympic gold-medalist in downhill skiing, with her win at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is one of five women with a World Cup race win in all alpine skiing categories. The 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year is also the second-highest-ranked skier ever.
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Bode Miller
(Alpine skier)
Bode Miller
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Birthdate: October 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Easton, New Hampshire, United States
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Hermann Maier
(Former Austrian Alpine Ski Racer Who is Counted Among the Best Alpine Ski Racers of All Time)
Hermann Maier
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Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Hermann Maier is an Austrian retired alpine ski racer best known for winning two gold medals at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. A three-time world champion, Hermann Maier is often counted among the best alpine ski racers of all time.

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Alberto Tomba
(Alpine skier)
Alberto Tomba
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Birthdate: December 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Lazzaro, Italy
 5 
Mikaela Shiffrin
(Alpine skier)
Mikaela Shiffrin
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Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States
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Ingemar Stenmark
(Alpine Ski Racer)
Ingemar Stenmark
4
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joesjö, Sweden
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Bill Johnson
(Athlete)
Bill Johnson
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Birthdate: March 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 21, 2016
 8 
Eddie the Eagle
(Ski jumper)
Eddie the Eagle
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Birthdate: December 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
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Jean-Claude Killy
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Birthdate: August 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Cloud, France
 10 
Franz Klammer
(Retired Alpine Ski Racer)
Franz Klammer
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Birthdate: December 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carinthia, Austria

Franz Klammer is an Austrian former alpine ski racer best known for winning a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria. He also won two gold medals and a silver medal at the World Championships. Franz Klammer did much to foster the popularity of alpine ski racing, for which he was considered a hero by fans in Austria.

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Picabo Street
(Alpine skier)
Picabo Street
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Birthdate: April 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Triumph, Idaho, United States
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Jonny Moseley
(Freestyle skier)
Jonny Moseley
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Birthdate: August 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Vanessa-Mae
(Violinist)
Vanessa-Mae
7
Birthdate: October 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore
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Noel Harrison
5
Birthdate: January 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: October 20, 2013
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Jon Olsson
(Alpine skier, Freestyle skier)
Jon Olsson
5
Birthdate: August 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mora Municipality, Sweden
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Ole Einar Bjørndalen
(Norwegian Professional Biathlete and Coach)
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
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Birthdate: January 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Drammen, Norway

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a Norwegian former biathlete and coach. Nicknamed the King of Biathlon, Bjørndalen has 13 Winter Olympic Games medals under his belt and is second only to Marit Bjørgen, who has 15 medals, in the list of multiple medalists. Having won 45 medals, Ole Einar Bjørndalen is also the most successful biathlete at the Biathlon World Championships.

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Glen Plake
(Freestyle skier)
Glen Plake
4
Birthdate: September 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Livermore, California
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Janica Kostelić
(Alpine ski racer)
Janica Kostelić
4
Birthdate: January 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
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Gus Kenworthy
(Freestyle skier)
Gus Kenworthy
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
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Jeremy Bloom
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Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Lara Gut-Behrami
(Alpine Ski racer)
Lara Gut-Behrami
6
Birthdate: April 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland
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Zali Steggall
(Politician)
Zali Steggall
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manly, Australia

Zali Steggall is an Australian lawyer turned politician. She has been serving as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Division of Warringah since 2019. She is a former Olympic athlete as well and is considered Australia's most internationally successful alpine skier. She became a lawyer after retiring from skiing and eventually entered politics as well. 

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Chemmy Alcott
(Alpine skier)
Chemmy Alcott
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Birthdate: July 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hove, East Sussex, England
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Doug Coombs
(Alpine skiers)
Doug Coombs
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Birthdate: September 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 3, 2006
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Alex Mapelli-Mozzi
(Alpine skier)
Alex Mapelli-Mozzi
5
Birthdate: May 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Italy
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Kjetil Andre Aamodt
(Alpine skier)
Kjetil Andre Aamodt
3
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Known for both his speed and technical expertise, Norwegian ski racer Kjetil Andre Aamodt has won 8 Olympic medals, including 4 golds. He is also a 5-time World Champion, has won a World Cup race in each of the 5 disciplines, and has been named to the International Ski Racing Hall of Fame.

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Marcel Hirscher
(Austrian Retired Alpine Ski Racer)
Marcel Hirscher
4
Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Annaberg-Lungötz, Austria

Marcel Hirscher is an Austrian retired World Cup alpine ski racer. He is best known for winning two gold medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Marcel Hirscher also has an Olympic silver medal under his belt and is currently a seven-time World Champion. Hirscher has also won four silver medals in the World Championships so far.

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Tina Maze
(Slovenian World Cup Alpine Ski Racer)
Tina Maze
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Birthdate: May 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Tina Maze is a Slovenian retired alpine ski racer best known for winning two gold medals at the 2014 Olympics. Maze also won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympic Games and is considered the most successful Slovenian ski racer. Maze also won four gold medals at the World Championships and was named Slovenian Sportswoman of the Year six times.

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Phil Mahre
(Skier)
Phil Mahre
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
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Aksel Lund Svindal
(Alpine Ski Racer)
Aksel Lund Svindal
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Birthdate: December 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lørenskog Municipality, Norway

Aksel Lund Svindal is a former alpine ski racer. A two-time World Cup champion, Svindal is widely regarded as the best Norwegian alpine skier of all time. During the course of his illustrious career, Aksel Lund Svindal won two Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and an Olympic bronze medal. He also won five gold medals at World Championships.

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Pita Taufatofua
(Taekwondo athlete and Cross-country skier)
Pita Taufatofua
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Julia Mancuso
(Alpine ski racer)
Julia Mancuso
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Birthdate: March 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States
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Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
(Cross-country skier)
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
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Birthdate: October 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian cross-country skier Johannes Høsflot Klæbo was 21 when he won 3 gold medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and later won 2 more Olympic golds. He became the youngest male Olympic champion in the sport. The sports star had started skiing at age 2 and was also passionate about football.

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Ted Ligety
(Alpine Ski Racer)
Ted Ligety
4
Birthdate: August 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Candide Thovex
(French Skier Who is Known for His Creative Freestyle Skiing Movies)
Candide Thovex
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Birthdate: May 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Annecy, France

Candide Thovex is a French skier, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. He is best known for his freestyle skiing movies and point of view videos that often go viral on the internet. Candide Thovex came into prominence at age 16, when he completed a jump over Utah's Chad's gap. Thovex is widely regarded as one of the best freeskiers of all time.

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Petra Vlhová
(First Slovak Skier to Win the World Cup Overall Title & Olympic Gold Medal in the Slalom Event)
Petra Vlhová
4
Birthdate: June 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Petra Vlhová is a Slovak alpine ski racer who won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in the Giant slalom event. She became the first Slovak skier to win the World Cup overall title in 2021 as well as the gold medal in the 2022 Olympics in China in the slalom event.

 37 
Suzy Chaffee
(Alpine skier)
Suzy Chaffee
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
 38 
Elizabeth Swaney
(Freestyle skier)
Elizabeth Swaney
5
Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: California, United States
 39 
Fanny Chmelar
(Alpine skier)
Fanny Chmelar
4
Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
 40 
Adam Małysz
(Former Ski jumper who accomplised four individual Winter Olympic medals)
Adam Małysz
4
Birthdate: December 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisła, Poland
 41 
Sofia Goggia
(Alpine skier)
Sofia Goggia
6
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
 42 
Graham Bell
(Alpine skier)
Graham Bell
4
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: RAF Akrotiri, United Kingdom
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Fredrik Ericsson
(Ski mountaineer)
Fredrik Ericsson
4
Birthdate: March 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: August 6, 2010
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Danelle Umstead
(Alpine skier)
Danelle Umstead
4
Birthdate: February 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taos, New Mexico, United States
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Michel de Carvalho
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Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gerrards Cross, England
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Bjørn Dæhlie
(Retired cross-country skier who won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships between 1991 and 1999)
Bjørn Dæhlie
4
Birthdate: June 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elverum, Norway

Bjørn Daehlie is a Norwegian businessman and former cross-country skier. With eight Olympic gold medals and 17 World Championship medals under his belt, Daehlie is the most popular and successful male cross-country skier of all time. Since announcing his retirement, Bjørn Daehlie has gone on to establish himself as a successful businessman in fashion and real estate.

Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: February 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Tommy Moe
(Alpine skier)
Tommy Moe
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Birthdate: February 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana Missoula, Montana, United States U.S.
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Petter Northug
(Norwegian Former Cross-Country Skier)
Petter Northug
4
Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Framverran, Norway

Petter Northug is a Norwegian retired cross-country skier best known for winning four medals, including two gold medals, at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. He also won 13 gold medals at World Championships and is widely regarded as the greatest cross country skier

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Matilda Rapaport
(Alpine skier)
Matilda Rapaport
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 18, 2016