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Ski Club Arlberg

“Delighted by nature, enthusiastic about sport
and convinced of the necessity
to create a suitable meeting place at the Arlberg
for the friends of this noble pleasure,
we, the members of this impromptu excursion,
feel moved to establish the Ski Club Arlberg!’

St. Christoph, January 3rd 1901

Almost 8.000 members make the Arlberg Ski Club the strongest ski club in Europe. In addition to this, it’s also the oldest and most traditional ski club.
Since its foundation on January 3rd 1901 it has achieved further milestones for alpine ski sports and ski tourism.

One of its many moments of glory was for example the victory achieved by a local member, Mario Matt, at the Skiing World Championships 2001 in St. Anton.

In the meantime, the continually growing number of members from over 60 different countries goes to prove that this shared passion knows no borders.

Prominent members – Pioneers and Legends

Alongside Princess Caroline of Monaco, Prince Ernst-August of Hannover and the many other prominent personalities in the Ski Club Arlberg's list of members,
are the names of a number of legendary skiers, such as Hannes Schneider.

Hannes Schneider began his career at the age of 13 when he was given his first pair of skis. Schneider went on to develop a new downhill skiing technique. He was the first permanent ski instructor in the region and established the first ski school in St. Anton am Arlberg. Later he made a name for himself as an author and actor. In addition to Hannes Schneider, many other personalities have influenced the history of the Ski Club Arlberg. The Olympic Champions:

Trude Jochum-Beiser
Gold – Comination – St. Moritz 1948
Gold – Downhill – Oslo 1952

Othmar Schneider
Gold – Slalom – Oslo 1952

Egon Zimmermann
Gold – Downhill – Innsbruck 1964

Patrick Ortlieb
Gold – Downhill – Albertville 1992

Mario Matt
Gold – Slalom – Sotchi 2014