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The best skier in the world comes from the Lammertal

Annaberg-Lungötz is the home town of the currently most famous and successful ski racer in the world: Marcel Hirscher was born and raised here. In the ski school of his father Ferdinand the double Olympic champion learned how to ski. On the slopes of the ski region Dachstein-West, the most successful ski racer in the history of the World Championships has made his first turns in the snow.
Doppelolympiasieger Marcel Hirscher ©Tourismusverband Annaberg-Lungötz

Thank you, Marcel Hirscher!

The best skier in the world ends his active career

The most successful ski racer of all time, who comes from Annaberg, announced his retirement from the international ski circus. It's the end of a sensational career:
  • 67 Wordcup-Victories
  • 8 Overall-Worldcup-Victories
  • 2 x Gold and 1 x Silver at Olympic Games
  • 7 x Gold und 4 x Silver at World Championships
  • 6 x Austrian "Sportsman of the year"
  • 4 x "World skier"
  • European "Sportsman of the year" 2017

"I'm one of the few people whose life grew bigger than his dreams". Dear Marcel Hirscher, thank you so much for letting us participate in your life and dreams. You gave us so many exciting moments, the cheering and partying was simply terrific! All the best for your future!

On December 12, 2010, Marcel Hirscher was given a party after his first slalom World Cup victory ©Tourismusverband Annaberg-Lungötz

Celebration on the first World Cup victory

Sponatneous party for Marcel Hirscher

Frenetic cheers burst in Annaberg-Lungötz, when Marcel Hirscher won his first Giant Slalom World Cup on December 13, 2009 in Val-d'Isère, France! Almost exactly one year later, on December 12, 2010 - again in France - he also won the slalom. Of course, the World Cup winner again was given a party in his home town.

Since then, Marcel Hirscher has achieved many more successes - to the delight of his constantly growing fan base. The Annaberg-Lungötz Tourist Association is very proud of the exceptional ski talent and congratulates him warmly!
Marcel Hirscher, role modell for the youth ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

The Records of the Triumphator

Unique career in ski racing

  • Marcel Hirscher has managed to reach 20 World Cup trophies so far, setting the record of 18 trophies for Ingemar Stenmark and a record for 18 balls for Lindsey Vonn.Only two skiers are still ahead of him: Ingemar Stenmark with 18 trophies and is drawing level with Lindsey Vonn.
  • With the past ski season 2017/18, Marcel Hirscher broke the record of Hermann Maier, one of the most successful ski racers in the world, with 54 World Cup victories.
  • Marcel Hirscher was the first ski racer ever to win the overall World Cup eight times in a row! 
  • Marcel Hirscher has already been voted "Sportsman of the Year" in Austria six times, the Association of National Olympic Committee votet Hirscher "Europe Sportsman of the Year 2017"
  • Since winning the slalom of the Åre 2019 World Ski Championships, he has been the most successful ski racer in the history of Alpine World Ski Championships.
Marcel Hirscher loves to be in his homeland ©SalzburgerLand Tourismus

What does a ski racer do in summer?

He likes to go hiking, preferably in his home town of Annaberg-Lungötz. There, on the Stuhlalm, Marcel Hirscher spent his childhood. It's a place he's drawn to over and over again.

A very special experience for him was the climbing tour to the Bischofsmütze. With an experienced guide Marcel Hirscher conquered the probably most striking summit of the Gosaukamm.

VAN DEER by Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher is a living skiing legend – but after retiring, skiing hasn’t left him cold – quite the opposite. The most successful skier of all time goes under the ski builders and founded the ski brand VAN DEER together with his team, in which his brother Leon - a trained ski builder - also plays an important part.

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