Marcel Hirscher

I am a traveller in search of the limit

Marcel Hirscher performs at the FIS Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom competition in Alta Badia, Italy on December 20th, 2015
© Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull

Hi, my name is Marcel Hirscher. My discipline is alpine skiing. I was born on 2 March 1989 in Annaberg-Lungötz. My philosophy of life is you get to know your limits only if you are willing to go beyond them. My favourite food is good... and lots of it. My favourite music is house.


Within the space of two years, the half-Austrian, half-Dutch alpine pro Marcel Hirscher had a meteoric rise to fame. In this short space of time, he went from being relatively unknown on the professional scene to well and truly establishing himself as the slalom king!

Between 2007 and 2009, Hirscher enjoyed much success in the Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G events at the Junior World Ski Championships, claiming a number of podiums, including three gold medals, two silver and a bronze across all three disciplines.

As he approached his late teens, Hirscher naturally began setting his sights on the Men's events. The transition was tough and he suffered some heavy defeats at the hands of his older, more experienced rivals. However, all that changed in 2012. Something just clicked and he went from taking 15th place overall in the FIS World Cup in 2011, to winning the championship in 2012.

Hirscher won the overall title again in 2013 with six victories, including taking the Slalom title and runner-up spot in Giant Slalom. He scored a total of 18 podium finishes out of 19 races in the two technical events. This successive victory meant he became the first male skier to defend his overall World Cup title since fellow Austrian Stephan Eberharter in 2002 and 2003.

Hirscher then went on to take the overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup again in 2014, and successfully defended his title in 2015 – making it an unprecedented and record-breaking fourth consecutive World Championship overall win – topping his season off with first place rankings in the Slalom and Giant Slalom disciplines too.

For Marcel Hirscher, life just gets better and better and there seems to be no stopping this young Austrian.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2017
    1. 1st Place Overall: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

      Took the crystal globes for overall winner of Slalom, Giant Slalom and the World Cup.

      Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

  2. 2017
    1. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Giant Slalom

      Aspen, USA

    2. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Slalom

      Aspen, USA

    3. 1st Place: Men's World Cup

      Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

    4. FIS World Cup champion

    5. 1st Place: FIS World Cup Giant Slalom

      Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

    6. 1st Place: Giant Slalom – Alpine Skiing World Championships

      St. Moritz, Switzerland

    7. 2nd Place: FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships Combined

      St. Moritz, Switzerland