Annie Famose

Annie Famose ( born June 16, 1944 in Jurançon, department of Pyrénées- Atlantiques ) is a French former alpine skier.


Her biggest success, she was able to celebrate 1966 in Portillo, when she became World Champion in slalom at the World Ski Championships. In addition, she won ( behind each Marielle Goitschel ) twice a silver medal in the downhill and the combined.

At the Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble in 1968, she was in the giant slalom second behind Nancy Greene. My backlog of 2.64 seconds is the largest that has ever been measured at an Olympic or World Championship race. In the slalom, she won the bronze medal behind Marielle Goitschel and Nancy Greene. On the descent, they came in fifth. Four years later at the Olympic Winter Games Sapporo in 1972 she went on the descent to eighth place.

In the Ski World Cup she was also successful. In the 1967 season, she won the slalom World Cup, had this success but share the same points Marielle Goitschel. Two World Cup races she could decide for themselves - on 10 January 1967 Slalom SDS- race in Grindelwald and on 26 January 1967 slalom in Saint- Gervais- les- Bains. Furthermore, she was eleven Second and third nine times. At the French Championships, she won six titles from 1962 to 1965.

After the 1972 season, she finished her sporting career. Today she is a successful business woman and owns several sports shops and restaurants and a kids holiday village in the ski resort of Avoriaz in the Haute- Savoie.

World Cup wins