They were as influential off the slopes as they were on. Introducing the all- time most stylish men’s alpine ski racers.
GOLD – STEIN ERIKSEN
The Norwegian-born great is the epitome of skiing style. Even at 87, the Olympic gold medalist – who moved the U.S. shortly after the 1952 Olympics – wines, dines, and smooth talks as the director of skiing at the classy Deer Valley resort in Utah.
SILVER – ALBERTO TOMBA
27 FEB 1994: ALBERTO TOMBA OF ITALY SKIIS TODAY EN ROUTE TO A WINS SILVER IN THE MEN’s SLALOM AT THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/ALLSPORT
The Italian, La Bomba, rose to the top of the skiing world as a brash, aggressive skier, with throngs of women waiting in the finish area. Let’s not forget he became the first skier to medal in three different Olympic games and claimed 50 World Cup races.
BRONZE – JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY
Raised in the French Alps, the son of a shop owner learned to ski early, and quickly learned to win. The pinnacle of his career – three gold medals at the 1968 Games – etched this handsome skier into worldwide stardom.
Close to the podium mentions:
Bode Miller, Franz Klammer, Erik Guay, Aksel Lund Svindal, Alexandre Bilodeau