Austrian Ski Association

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Austrian Ski Association
Logo of the ÖSV
Founded November 4, 1905
president Peter Schröcksnadel
societies 1,131
Members 141,475

The Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) was founded on November 4, 1905 (on the same day as the DSV ) and consists of the sections Alpine skiing , cross-country skiing , jumping , biathlon , Nordic combined , snowboarding , freestyle skiing , speed skiing , telemark , and ski cross , Firngliding / short carving , grass skiing and disabled sports . Peter Schröcksnadel has been the ÖSV President since 1990 . Vice-presidents are the Tyrolean Alfons Schranz (also president of the Sport-Club Innsbruck Bergisel), the Carinthian Anton Leikam (known as Toni Leikam and also the president of ASKÖ Kärnten), the Lower Austrian Kurt Steinkogler and the Salzburg Roswitha Stadlober and Michael Walchhofer . The term of office of the Presidium ended in 2017. On June 23, 2017, the entire Presidium was re-elected in Saalbach-Hinterglemm for a further three years.

Karl Heinz Klee has been honorary president since 1974.

Klaus Leistner is the association's general secretary, who also acts as the art editor-in-chief for the official association magazines.

The association has had its headquarters in Innsbruck since 1951 , previously it was in Vienna with a branch in Salzburg. The state ski associations of the nine federal states are subordinate to him, although the names differ in some cases. Those from Upper Austria call themselves “LSV OÖ”, from Lower Austria “LSV NÖ”, from Carinthia “LSVK”, and “SLSV” stands for the Salzburg State Ski Association; The "STSV" (Styrian Ski Association), the "TSV" (Tyrolean Ski Association), the "VSV" (Vorarlberg Ski Association) and the "BSV" (Burgenland Ski Association) make it shorter, with the exception of the "VSV" based in Hohenems , of the "BSV" in Oberwart and the "STSV" in Haus im Ennstal , all the others reside in the respective state capitals. For four state associations, former World Cup skiers are the presidents: for the "VSV": Patrick Ortlieb (until 2019); TSV: Werner Magreiter , "SLSV": Bartl Gensbichler , "LSVK": Raimund Berger .

Sports director (official name: Referat high-performance sports) and head of the “Development and Research” department is the former men's head coach Toni Giger . Other functions: Consultant for women's sports: Petra Kronberger , Sports director for snowboard: Christian Galler , Sports director for disabled sports: Michael Knaus .

On September 27, 1971, the Austrian Ski Pool was founded in the “House of Sports” in Vienna ; the three founders were the Republic of Austria, the Federal Chamber of Commerce and the ÖSV.

The subsidiary of the ÖSV, Austria Skiteam Handels und Beteiligungs GmbH , has five other subsidiaries:

  • Austria Ski Nordic Veranstaltungs GmbH (100% subsidiary)
  • Austria Ski WM and Großveranstaltungs GmbH (100%)
  • Austria Ski Veranstaltungs GmbH (100%)
  • Bergisel Betriebs GmbH (100%)
  • Gesport Society for Sports Medicine (76%)

In 2003 the ÖSV had a budget of 36.34 million euros.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the ÖSV alone won 22 medals for Austria (out of a total of 23; this further went to the Luge Association), making it the most successful association. Within the Austrian Olympic Committee, the ÖSV always had the largest number of medals at the Olympic Winter Games, with a few exceptions.


Alpine skiing

On January 12th, 2008, Elisabeth Görgl became the 100th Austrian athlete (women and men) with her first victory in the giant slalom in Maribor , celebrating a victory in the Alpine Ski World Cup . Marlies Schild's victory at the slalom in Courchevel on December 17, 2013 , was the 800th individual victory in the history of the Alpine World Cup for the Austrian Ski Federation.

The most successful Austrian athletes of all time in the Alpine Ski World Cup are Marcel Hirscher with 67 wins in the men and Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 62 wins in the women; In terms of race victories, both are the second most successful athletes in World Cup history. Franz Klammer , Hermann Maier and Marlies Schild are the most successful athletes internationally in the disciplines listed below. Marcel Hirscher was able to win the big crystal ball most often with eight and Annemarie Moser-Pröll with six overall World Cup victories and thus also hold the international record.

The current head coach for the men is Andreas Puelacher , who replaced Mathias Berthold in 2014 . In 2013 , Jürgen Kriechbaum took over the sporting direction of Herbert Mandl in the women's team .

The most successful ÖSV athletes in the individual disciplines are:


  • Franz Klammer 25 victories; once Olympic gold and at the same time world championship gold, once world championship silver; five discipline World Cup victories
  • Annemarie Moser-Pröll 36 victories; once Olympic gold and at the same time world championship gold and also twice world championship gold and once Olympic and simultaneously world championship silver, once world championship bronze; seven discipline World Cup victories

Super G

  • Hermann Maier 24 wins; once Olympic gold, once Olympic silver; once each world championship gold, silver and bronze; five discipline World Cup victories
  • Renate Götschl 17 wins; one world championship silver and one bronze; three discipline World Cup victories

Giant slalom

  • Marcel Hirscher 32 wins; once Olympic gold , once world championship gold and twice silver; six discipline World Cup victories
  • Annemarie Moser-Pröll 16 wins; once Olympic and world championship silver, once world championship bronze; three discipline World Cup victories


  • Marcel Hirscher 31 victories; twice world championship gold and once Olympic silver; six discipline World Cup victories
  • Marlies Schild 35 victories; once world championship gold; two Olympic and two world championship silver medals; once Olympic bronze; four discipline World Cup victories


  • Benjamin Raich 7 victories; once world championship gold and once silver, once Olympic bronze; three discipline World Cup victories
  • Annemarie Moser-Pröll 7 wins; two times world championship gold; two discipline World Cup victories

Nordic skiing

Sepp Bradl : on March 15, 1936 as the first jumper over one hundred meters (with 101.5 m in Planica ); first world champion with gold in Zakopane in 1939 , which he won as a member of the German Empire.

Otto Leodolter was the first Austrian athlete to win a medal in jumping from the normal hill at the 1960 Winter Olympics .

Also worth mentioning are Baldur Preiml as the founder of the “wonder team” in the mid-1970s and Karl Schnabl (first Olympic gold and thus also the first official World Cup gold for the ÖSV). Max Golser until 1984 and then Paul Ganzenhuber were the chief coaches in the 1980s.

The most successful Austrian athletes in the Ski Jumping World Cup are Gregor Schlierenzauer with 53 wins, Andreas Felder with 25 wins and Thomas Morgenstern with 23 wins. Stefan Kraft has been a world record jumper (253.5 m) at Viksersundbakken since March 18, 2017 .

In the Nordic Combined World Cup , Felix Gottwald is the most successful with 23 wins.

On February 3, 2008, Thomas Morgenstern won the 150th victory of an ÖSV jumper at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo .

The trainer was Heinz Kuttin until April 2018 , who replaced Alexander Pointner in 2014 . Mario Stecher is responsible for the “Jumping / Nordic Combination” section, as Sports Director, Markus Gandler is responsible for cross-country skiing / biathlon and Sabine Wittner is responsible for ski-cross .

Ski jumping

  • Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 wins and another 16 in the team.

Olympia: one team gold and one silver, two individual bronzes. World Championships: (including ski flying): two individual and eight team gold, four individual and two team silver. Two-time Four Hills Tournament winner. Two-time overall and three-time ski flying World Cup winner and a further 35 individual and 15 team podiums.

  • Andreas Felder 25 wins (incl. 2 with the team).

Olympics: one team silver: World Championships (including ski flying): two individual and one team gold; one individual and two team silver; once team bronze. World Cup: two more victories in the team and also (including ski flying) a further 24 podium placements; once overall World Cup winner

  • Thomas Morgenstern 23 wins and another 16 in the team.

Olympia: once individual and twice team gold, once team silver. World Championships: (including ski flying): one individual and seven team gold, one individual and one mixed team silver, one individual bronze. Once a Four Hills Tournament winner. World Cup: 16 team wins plus 53 individual and 15 team podiums; twice overall World Cup winner

  • Stefan Kraft 12 individual victories (4 of them in ski flying) and 3 in the team; 1 "Summer Grand Prix" victory; Overall World Cup and Ski Flying World Cup winner 2016/17, Raw Air winner 2017; first Austrian double world champion Lahti 2017; Team Silver and Individual Bronze World Championships Falun 2015, Mixed Team Silver and Team Bronze World Championships Lahti 2017; Individual and team bronze Ski Flying World Championships Bad Mitterndorf 2016. Winner of the Four Hills Tournament 2014/15.

Ladies ski jumping

  • Daniela Iraschko-Stolz 45 wins (in the Ladies COC), 12 wins in the World Cup; one world championship gold medal, one Olympic silver; a mixed world championship silver, a world championship individual bronze

Nordic combination

One of the first to achieve a top place at world championships was Willi Köstinger in 1962 in Zakopane with 6th place. There was a "revival" in the 1980s by Klaus Sulzenbacher , who came 9th at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo . Classify place and was able to establish himself more and more in the world elite and is referred to as the "cornerstone" for the other ÖSV greats in this discipline.

Olympia: once individual and twice team gold; once single silver; twice individual and once team bronze. World Championships: three times team gold; one individual and one team silver; four times individual and twice team bronze. World Cup: 44 more individual and four team podiums; One overall and one sprint World Cup victory

  • Klaus Sulzenbacher 14 wins.

Olympia: one single silver; once single and twice relay bronze. World Championships: once team gold and once individual silver; World Cup: 17 further podium placements. One overall World Cup victory

  • Mario Stecher: Olympia: two team gold and two team bronze. World Championships: two team golds; two individual and one team silver; once team bronze. World Cup: 12 individual and one team victories as well as a further 31 individual and 5 team podiums. 13-time Austrian champion and five-time runner-up


Alfred Eder : the first Austrian medalist at a world championship (bronze 1983)

Dominik Landertinger : World Cup: once gold, twice silver, once bronze Olympia: twice silver, once bronze World Cup: once first in the mass start World Cup as well as 2 individual races and 3 relay victories as well as another 12 individual and 12 relay podiums

Christoph Sumann : Olympics: two silver, one bronze World Cup: two silver and two bronze World Cups: one runner-up in the overall World Cup and one victory in the individual World Cup; 6 individual race and 5 relay victories as well as a further 11 individual and 12 relay podiums

Reinhard Gösweiner has been the coach again since April 2014 (he replaced Remo Klug ); Gösweiner is also responsible for the women's and junior division


Christian Galler should be mentioned as trainer (2016/17).

Julia Dujmovits : Olympia: once gold. World Championships: two silver medals. World Cup: four race wins as well as nine times second place and nine times third place

Marion Kreiner : Olympia: once bronze. World championships: once gold, silver and bronze. World Cup: Two overall PGS victories and 5 race wins as well as eight second place and eleven third place

Claudia Riegler : World Championships: one gold, one silver and one bronze. World Cup: 5 race wins and five second and thirteen third places

Anna Gasser : World Championships: one Gold Big Air and one Silver Slopestyle and Big Air. World Cup: one overall victory each Freestyle and Big Air

Martin Freinademetz : he is certainly also one of the first to achieve success for the ÖSV; on March 3rd and 4th, 1995 in Davos he became world champion in both slalom and giant slalom - snowboarding was not yet part of the FIS program at that time

Siegfried Grabner : Olympia: once bronze. World championships: one gold and one bronze. Three times ISF world champion. World Cup: 14 race wins as well as 14 second and six third places

Benjamin Karl : Olympia: one silver and one bronze medal. World championships: four gold, two silver and one bronze. World Cup: three overall and three parallel victories as well as 15 race wins and eleven second place and four third place

Andreas Prommegger : World Championships: 2 gold medals: World Cup: a discipline victory in the parallel ranking; 15 race wins, 12 times second place; 3rd place eleven times

Daniela Ulbing : World Championships: 1 gold medal; World Cup: a discipline victory in the parallel slalom classification

Big golden sports badge of honor

Every year, the ÖSV awards athletes the "Great Golden Sign of Honor" for special achievements :

Prize winners 2019

Alpine skiing : Franziska Gritsch , Christian Hirschbühl , Marcel Hirscher , Vincent Kriechmayr , Katharina Liensberger , Michael Matt , Nicole Schmidhofer , Marco Schwarz , Katharina Truppe
Ski jumping : Philipp Aschenwald , Michael Hayböck , Chiara Hölzl , Daniel Huber , Daniela Iraschko-Stolz , Stefan Kraft , Eva Pinkelnig , Jacqueline Seifriedsberger
Nordic combined : Bernhard Gruber , Lukas Klapfer , Franz-Josef Rehrl , Mario Seidl
Biathlon : Julian Eberhard
Snowboard : Hanno Douschan , Alessandro Hämmerle , Benjamin Karl , Daniela Ulbing
Disabled sports : Elisabeth Aigner (guide), Veronika Aigner, Carina Edlinger , Franz Erharter (guide), Josef Lahner, Patrick Mayrhofer, Markus Salcher , Reinhold Schett, Florian Seiwald (guide)

Other athletes are awarded the “Golden Sign of Honor for Sports” by the association .

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. Page no longer available , search in web archives: "Schröcksnadel unanimously re-elected as president". @1@ 2Template: Toter Link / kurier.atIn: , June 25, 2017
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  4. Gloss in the 4th column: «The ski association does not answer» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna March 3, 1951, p. 8 ( - the open online archive - digitized).
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  10. THAT WAS THE ÖSV LAND CONFERENCE 2019 (June 22, 2019)