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Alpine Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread


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6 minutes ago, dcro said:

After many more set ups, including Simari Birkner conveniently climbing the course in Run 1 of Race 4 (are they reading this thread??), :JAM Alexander has qualified. Probably will be the weakest skier seen at the Olympics since :THA Vanessa Mae.

 

 

Hubertus failed after a mistake in the last run. Well, he would have probably failed to Q anyway, as his undoing was the DSQ from yesterday. :p

 

There were no weakest skiers at the Olympics in the last maybe 20 years as the :PRK girls which were in PyeongChang :p

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FIS have approved the highly expected cross-border downhills under the Matterhorn for next seasons WC :banana: 2 weekends of 2x DH, first the men, then the women, in the last week of October and first of November, after the opener in Soelden. This essentially means that the regular alpine season from now on will fully start at the end of October. 

 

https://www.fis-ski.com/en/alpine-skiing/alpine-news-multimedia/news-multimedia/news/winter-2022/zermatt-cervinia-included-in-alpine-world-cup-calendar-2022-23

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One won the Big Globe the other won the Olympic Gold, but both again dominated also in the prize money remuneration

 

Petra Vlhová and Mikaela Shiffrin as expected dominated this season the prize money rankings :d

 

1. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 408 332 CHF
2. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 406 745 CHF
3. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 309 250 CHF
4. Federica Brignone (ITA) 247 275 CHF
5. Sara Hector (SWE) 194 073 CHF
6. Tessa Worley (FRA) 168 236 CHF
7. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) 161 234 CHF
8. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 143 314 CHF
9. Corinne Suter (SUI) 124 450 CHF
10. Andreja Slokar (SLO) 108 500 CHF

 

among mens Marco Odermatt had basically no opposition

 

1. Marco Odermatt (SUI) 565 445 CHF
2. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 468 900 CHF
3. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 308 546 CHF
4. Beat Feuz (SUI) 228 600 CHF
5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 223 700 CHF
6. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 205 600 CHF
7. Lucas Braathen (NOR) 164 893 CHF
8. Dominik Paris (ITA) 159 570 CHF
9. Dave Ryding (GBR) 138 850 CHF
10. Atle Lie McGrath (NOR) 135 200 CHF

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31 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

I want to know how much money they make from endorsements? The official FIS prize money is probably pocket change :p

Apparently Shiffrin made about three million dollars in sponsorship in 2021, so almost half a million dollars in prize money isn't pocked change for her.

 

Shiffrin isn't very well known in :USA though, alpine skiing is extremely niche outside of regions that have a big ski industry. It's a sport that's relegated to a second rate streaming service the vast majority of the time, so outside of the Olympics alpine skiers are almost unknown to 99% of the country.

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1 hour ago, NearPup said:

Apparently Shiffrin made about three million dollars in sponsorship in 2021, so almost half a million dollars in prize money isn't pocked change for her.

 

Shiffrin isn't very well known in :USA though, alpine skiing is extremely niche outside of regions that have a big ski industry. It's a sport that's relegated to a second rate streaming service the vast majority of the time, so outside of the Olympics alpine skiers are almost unknown to 99% of the country.

 

Yeah, I'm well aware alpine skiing is a niche sport in USA, they seem to focus on some of these freestyle skiers instead. I bet they are throwing money at Chloe Kim left, right and center even though half-pipe has literally zero genuine competition IMO. Talk about excelling at a low-hanging fruit.

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1 hour ago, NearPup said:

Apparently Shiffrin made about three million dollars in sponsorship in 2021, so almost half a million dollars in prize money isn't pocked change for her.

 

Shiffrin isn't very well known in :USA though, alpine skiing is extremely niche outside of regions that have a big ski industry. It's a sport that's relegated to a second rate streaming service the vast majority of the time, so outside of the Olympics alpine skiers are almost unknown to 99% of the country.

American sport in general is very strange in that lots of people do alpine, cross-country, mountain biking, canoeing etc etc without being in the least interested in the professional version of those sports.  Even in athletics this year we saw that USATF has to include high school races in the middle of international meets in order to get a stadium  audience 

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