Happy Birthday, Karl Schranz!

FIS would like to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to ski legend Karl Schranz, who will celebrate his 80thbirthday on the upcoming weekend. 

Born in St. Anton am Arlberg, the Austrian Alpine skier claimed three FIS World Championship titles, two in Chamonix in 1962 and one in Gröden in 1970. Schranz dominated the competition action in 1969, winning not only the overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, but also the discipline cups in giant slalom and downhill and he then repeated the overall and downhill win in 1970.