It's a wrap! Alpine Season 22I23 has ended!


It's a wrap! Alpine Season 22I23 has ended!

An exciting season with some highlights came to an end last Sunday in Soldeu, Andorra.

From the World Cup final, the athletes unfortunately came home empty-handed, but seen over the entire season, there were definitely some results that were pleasing and partly surprising. A short summary of an alpine season with some highs & lows!

The season

Unfortunately, no Fischer athlete was able to reach the top 10 in the overall World Cup, neither in the women's nor in the men's event. However, things are looking better in the overall rankings for the individual disciplines.

Daniel Yule finished the season in 4th place in the overall slalom standings, Stefan Rogentin in 6th place and Daniel Hemetsberger in 8th place in the overall Super G standings, and again Daniel Hemetsberger in 9th place in the overall downhill standings.

The Races

Lake Louise
The first highlight of the season was delivered by Austrian speed specialist Daniel Hemetsberger with his second place in Lake Louise! He completed the podium in the U.S.A. behind downhill World Cup winner Kilde and ahead of overall World Cup winner Odermatt. The day after, Hemetsberger was also able to finish in the top 10 in the Super G with 7th place.

Austrian Katharina Truppe also started the season with a podium, finishing 3rd in Killington behind Swenn Larsson and Holdener.

Lake Louise
Jasmine Flury was also able to achieve a top ranking early in the season, finishing 10th in the first downhill in Lake Louise as well. In the Super G that followed, Ramone Siebenhofer was able to advance to 7th place with a convincing run.

Val d'Isere
Stefan Brennsteiner was able to achieve his first top 10 finish in giant slalom in Val d'Isere, with a 7 on the scoreboard in the end. The day after, Kristoffer Jacobsen managed his best placing of the season by finishing in a strong 4th place behind Braathen, Feller and Meillard. Daniel Yule also landed a top result with a 7th place.

Val Gardena
US skier Sam Morse managed a small sensation in the downhill in Val Gardena, with a high starting number he was able to move up to 10th place. Simultaneously with the Swiss Stefan Rogentin.

St. Moritz
With rising form Jasmine Flury showed up at the downhill in St.Moritz, in the end she could reach a strong 4th place at the first edition of the race. At the second edition one day later still the 10th place. In the final Super G, Austria's Siebenhofer and Schmidhofer made it into the top 10 with a double in 9th and 10th place.

Alta Badia
Two giant slaloms in a row in Alta Badia held at least one top 10 place for Raphael Haaser, in the second race he could reach the 9th place.

Madonna die Campiglio
Finally the first win of the season for the #FischerRaceFamily! Daniel Yule wins the last race before Christmas, his favorite slalom in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. It is already the third victory he could celebrate in Madonna. Kristoffer Jakobsen also made it into the top 10 with a respectable 7th place.

The first top 10 finish for Switzerland's Urs Kryenbühel came at the World Cup on the Stelvio in Bormio. At the end of the race on the icy slope was a 7th place. The day after, Austria's Daniel Hemetsberger followed up with 4th place and Switzerland's Stefan Rogentin with 7th in Super G.

At the home World Cup in Semmering Ricarda Haaser was able to get on the scene for the first time, with an 8th place in the giant slalom.

The Slalom World Cup in difficult conditions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, ended with a good 4th place for Daniel Yule.

The first World Cup podium for Stefan Rogentin. At his home World Cup in Wengen, the Swiss skier achieved his best World Cup result to date in the Super G.

St. Anton
Another double top 10 for Siebenhofer and Schmidhofer, with 5th and 9th place in the Super G in St. Anton.

Daniel Hemetsberger opens the Kitzbühel weekend with 8th place in the second downhill, before the biggest highlight follows in the slalom on Sunday. The double victory of Yule and Ryding in the legendary race on the Ganslern slope is definitely one of the highlights of the season. 

At the night slalom in Schladming Kristoffer Jakobsen rides again to a strong 7th place.

Cortina D'Ampezzo
In Cortina D'Ampezzo it was finally time for Matteo Marsaglia to achieve his first top 10 finish. In his farewell season, the Italian skied to 10th place in the Super G. And also at the second Super G in Cortina, Daniel hemetsberger skis to his second podium of the season, behind Odermatt and Paris. With Raphael Haaser in 8th place, a second Fischer athlete makes it into the top 10.

What a show! AJ Ginnis with the first ever World Cup podium for a Greek skier and 3rd place for Swiss Daniel Yule, definitely another highlight of the season.

World Championships Courchevel/Meribel
The double Haasers gave the #FischerRaceFamily a great start to the World Championships in Courchevel/Meribel. Both Ricarda and Raphael Haaser celebrated the biggest successes of their careers to date with bronze medals in the Alpine Combined. Ramona Siebenhofer finished 4th in the combined, before Raphael Haaser raced to a strong 5th place in super G. The first surprise at the World Championships was provided by the Swiss Jasmine Flury, who sensationally skied to the gold medal with bib number 1! The unlucky one of the World Championships was Stefan Brennsteiner, who once again ended up in the ungrateful 4th place before AJ Ginnis provided the bang for the buck at the end of the World Championships in France with his terrific silver medal in the Slalom.

Palisades Tahoe
The Austrian Stefan Brennsteiner once again with a solid performance in the Giant Slalom, in the end it is enough for 5th place. The day after in the slalom then occurred the biggest drama of the season. Man of the hour AJ Ginnis skis into second place in the second run and seems to have his first World Cup victory in the bag for 30 minutes. Then, unfortunately, after evaluation of the TV pictures, he is disqualified because of a straddling.

Bryce Benett with a good tenth place at his home race in Aspen and at Steven Nyman's last race at the same time.

In Norway, Jasmine Flury is able to achieve another good result with a 6th place in the Super G.

Kranjska Gora
Another top result from giant slalom perennial Stefan Brennsteiner with a 4th place in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. 

The big season finale in Soldeu started with the men's downhill and a strong 4th place by Daniel Hemetsberger. In the Super G also an Austrian could finish in the top 10, Raphael Haaser with a 9th place. Katharina Truppe also achieved another good result in the last slalom of the season with 10th place.

The Goodbyes

Unfortunately, we also have to say goodbye to some Fischer athletes who had announced their retirement with the end of the season. First and foremost, former World Champion in Super G and World Cup winner in Downhill Nicole Schmidhofer, who is turning her back on professional skiing after 16 years.

Steven Nyman, who was a great role model for many Americans for over 20 years and who competed in his last race at his home World Cup in Aspen, was around even longer. The race in Aspen was also the last for Matteo Marsaglia from the Italian squad, who is taking a well-deserved skiing retirement.