Anita Wachter

Anita Wachter ( born February 12, 1967 in Schruns, Vorarlberg ) is an Austrian former alpine skier. It is one of the most successful athletes of the Austrian Ski Federation in the late 1980s and 1990s. Wachter, a member of the Winter Sports Club Tschagguns, drove for 16 years in the Ski World Cup races and won 19 races, where she was especially successful in the discipline of giant slalom. Her achievements were the Olympic gold medal in 1988 in the combination and win the overall World Cup rankings in the season 1992 /93. There are also two junior world championship titles, two silver Olympic medals and two silver and three bronze medals at the world championships.


After four years Skihauptschule in Schruns Anita Wachter attended the Skihandelsschule in Stams. In 1982, she won the Trofeo Topolino. In 1983 she was included in the Austrian Ski Federation cadres and the following year she denied after a series of victories in the European Cup their first World Cup race. In March 1985, she won the gold medal in the giant slalom and the slalom at the Junior World Championships in Jasna.

In the season 1989/1990 to Wachter won the giant slalom World Cup and finished second in the overall World Cup. In the World Ski Championships in Saalbach -Hinterglemm 1991 she reached the bronze medal in the Super -G. In February 1992, she won silver in the giant slalom and combined at the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville.

1992/1993 Wachter was successful season. They secured the overall World Cup victory as well as a silver medal in the giant slalom and a bronze medal in the combined at the World Ski Championships in Morioka. Thus, she was honored as Austria's Sportswoman of the Year.

In the 1993/1994 season they won with three wins for the second time the giant slalom World Cup, but at the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, she went as a big favorite of empty. In 1996, she secured another silver medal in the combined at the World Ski Championships in Sierra Nevada.

In January 1998, Wachter threw in the Super -G in Cortina hard and tore the cruciate ligament and doing all the other ligaments in his right knee. Your End of career seemed to have come, but she managed in 1999 with four giant slalom wins an impressive comeback and reached number two in the discipline standings. To this was added a bronze medal in the giant slalom at the World Ski Championships in Vail.

In the 1999/2000 season Wachter won the giant slalom in Lienz and was third in the giant slalom World Cup. In the following season, she could no longer connect to these successes and ended her career after the World Ski Championships in St. Anton am Arlberg in 2001, where she was eliminated in the giant slalom and missed their last chance at a world title.

Anita Wachter lives with former ski racer Rainer Salzgeber together in Bartholomäberg and has two daughters.

Sporting successes

Olympic games

  • Calgary 1988: 1 combination, 5 Super G, Giant Slalom 7
  • Albertville 1992: 2 Giant Slalom, 2nd combination, 9 Super -G
  • Lillehammer 1994: 4 Giant Slalom, Super -G 9

World Championships

  • Bormio 1985: 17 Giant Slalom
  • Crans -Montana 1987: 5 combination, 17 Super -G
  • Vail 1989: 5 combination, 9 Super -G, Giant Slalom 13
  • Saalbach -Hinterglemm 1991: 3 Super -G, Giant Slalom 11th, 12th slalom
  • Morioka 1993: 2 Giant Slalom, 3 combination, 6 Super -G
  • Sierra Nevada 1996: 2 combination, 4 Giant Slalom, Super -G 16
  • Sestriere 1997: 4 Giant Slalom, 10 combination, 22 Slalom
  • Vail 1999: 3 Giant Slalom, Slalom 9

Junior World Championships

  • Sugarloaf 1984: 5 Giant Slalom
  • Jasna 1985: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 1st, 2nd combination, 9th departure

World Cup

  • Overall World Cup 1st place: 1992/93
  • 2nd Place: 1989/90
  • 3rd place: 1987/88, 1995/96
  • Giant Slalom World Cup 1st place: 1989/90, 1993/94
  • 2nd Place: 1990/91, 1992/93, 1998/99
  • 3rd place: 1995/96 1996/97 1999/2000
  • Slalom World Cup 3rd place: 1987/88
  • Super - G World Cup 3rd place: 1988/89

World Cup wins

Total: 19 single World Cup victories (14 x Giant Slalom, Super-G, 2 x 2 x 1 x combination and slalom). In addition, 32 times second and 24 times third parties.

European Cup

  • Season 1983/84: 1st overall, 1st giant slalom standings, second slalom rating
  • 5 wins, 5x Second, 4x Third

Austrian Championships

Anita supervisor is six times Austrian Champion:

  • Giant Slalom ( 3): 1990, 1994, 1997
  • Slalom (2): 1986, 1994
  • Combination of ( 1): 1985


  • Gold Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria 1992
  • Austrian Sportswoman of the Year 1993