Anni Kronbichler

Anni Kronbichler ( born March 22, 1963 in Kufstein ) is an Austrian former alpine skier. She was a successful slalom skier in the 1980s and won three races in the World Cup. At World Championships, their best result, a fourth and at the Winter Olympics was an eighth place. In 1982, she was Austrian Champion in Giant Slalom.


First international successes recorded Kronbichler already as a 16- year-old in the winter of 1979 / 1980. She won a slalom in Liberec in the European Cup and reached the slalom rating for third place. In the Junior European Championship 1980 in Madonna di Campiglio missed it as fourth in the giant slalom only just a medal. That same winter, they already came to her first stakes in the World Cup and won with twelfth place in the slalom in Vysoke Tatry on March 8, first time in 1980 World Cup points. In the next World Cup season she drove in ninth of the giant slalom in Haute -Nendaz for the first time in the top ten. In addition, they also have launched in the European Cup and won in the season 1980/1981 two slaloms in Ramsau and Bled.

In the World Cup season 1981/1982 Kronbichler found in its strongest discipline, the slalom, final connection to the world leaders, what they proved to the seventh place in the slalom World Cup with two second places in Saint- Gervais- les- Bains and Lenggries as well. In addition, she was Austrian Champion in Giant Slalom after she already was junior champion in slalom in the previous year. In the 1982 World Cup in Schladming she came in slalom but only to 18th place and was eliminated in the giant slalom from. In the combination, it achieved sixth place with the fifth- best slalom time. In the season 1982/1983 we went for the Tyrolean further uphill and they celebrated on 16 January in the slalom race of the Gold Key in Schruns her first World Cup victory. Thanks to its consistently good results ( in seven of the nine slaloms she went into the top ten) reached them in the slalom world cup in sixth place. With further good results in other disciplines, including two fourth place finishes in the giant slalom at Mont- Tremblant and the combination of San Sicario / Piancavallo and a ninth place in the first women's super -G World Cup history in Verbier, she reached in the World Cup for the eleventh Place.

The second World Cup win was Anni Kronbichler on January 22, 1984 in the Slalom Verbier, in the slalom World Cup they fell in the season 1983/1984, they fell to tenth place. Even more clearly its relapse was in the World Cup, as it was focused more and more on the slalom and only played a few other races. From the season 1984/1985, it launched only in slalom, but their performance this winter were not as constant as before, and they only came in three races into the top ten. My best result was the third place in Waterville Valley, in the slalom World Cup she finished in 15th place at the Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo in 1984 she remained as with the 1982 World Cup somewhat short of expectations. In the slalom, it reached only the eighth place after she was located in the first round in third place, and in the giant slalom it ranked 14 Better it ran in the World Championships 1985 in Bormio, where she was fourth in the slalom but a medal by two tenths of a second missed. After Kronbichler had remained at the beginning of the 1985/1986 season with no points, they won on 12 January 1986 at the Silberkrug race in Bad Gastein for the third and last time a World Cup slalom. In February, she was still driving twice in the top ten and, thanks to their victory they could again improve in eleventh place in the slalom World Cup.

After the birth of her son Kronbichler paused and took in the whole winter 1986/1987 not participate in any competitions. The next winter, she made her comeback in the World Cup, the first looked promising with a fourth place in Leukerbad, but then they went in any more races in the top 15, so she could not manage the team, internal qualification for the 1988 Winter Olympics. In the winter of 1988/1989 it remained entirely without World Cup points, which she announced in the spring of 1989 her retirement. Following her playing career, she completed her training as a ski instructor and ski guide and for health and nurse. Some years she directed the ski school in Walchsee.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Sarajevo 1984: 8 Slalom, Giant Slalom 14

World Championships

  • Schladming 1982: 6 combination, 18th slalom
  • Bormio 1985: 4th Slalom

European Junior Championships

  • Madonna di Campiglio 1980: 4 Giant Slalom

World Cup

  • Season 1981/1982: 7 Slalom World Cup
  • Season 1982/1983: 6 Slalom World Cup
  • Season 1983/1984: 10th World Cup slalom
  • 7 podiums including 3 victories:

European Cup

  • Season 1979/1980: 3 slalom rating
  • 5 podiums including 3 victories:

Austrian Championships

  • Austrian Champion in Giant Slalom 1982