Christian Mayer

Christian Mayer

Member of the Austrian National Ski team 1987-2006

Olympic Games:
Start GS – 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville
2nd GS – 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer
2nd Combined – 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano

World Championships:
2nd SL – 1999 World Championships in Vail

World Cup:
GS World Cup Winner – Season 1993-1994
3rd GS World Cup – Season 1998-1999
2nd GS World Cup – Season 1999-2000

6 GS World Cup Win
1 Super-G World Cup Win
26 World Cup Podiums


His words: “to be posted”


Christian Mayer was born in Villach, Carinthia on January 10, 1972. He was admitted to the junior squad of the Austrian Ski Federation in 1987 and rose a year later in the European Cup squad . After initial successes in this series, the graduate of Skihandelsschule Schladming was included in the World Cup team in 1990. In April 1991, Mayer won at the Junior World Championships in Norway silver in super-G and bronze in the combination. In winter 1991/1992 then he reached his first top -10 finishes in the World Cup and also qualified for the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, where he finished twelfth in the giant slalom. He was Austrian champion in giant slalom and combined in 1992.

On 13 December 1993, he won the famous Val d’Isere trophy, his first World Cup race.

In the 1999 World Cup in Vail / Beaver Creek after he won two Olympic medals now his first World Championship medal for third place in the slalom – just two hundredths of a second behind second-placed Lasse Kjus.

After a successful career, Christian Mayer graduated from a course in Sports Management at the University of Klagenfurt. Since September 2006 he works with the renowned ski company Elan, which operates a production site in the Carinthian Finke stone, in the areas of development, testing and marketing. In addition, he is also active in development and testing for the Italian manufacturer Dalbello ski boots, hosted events for companies and in cooperation with the Kleine Zeitung Racing Camps for children.

Since 2007, Mayer is engaged in Skiübertragungen camera as runners and co-commentator for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

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