Manuel Pfister, brother of Daniel Pfister, lives in joining and began 1999 with the sport of luge. The roofer by the Association TU Sparkasse Innsbruck had his first notable success at junior level. In Igls and Winterberg he reached the third place in the 2003/04 season first podium in the Junior World Cup, was 13th overall and the Tenth World Youth Championship in Calgary. 2005 Second Pfister, 2006 Ninth the Junior World Championships as well as Tyrolean and Austrian Champion. The 2006/07 season brought the Austrians five podium finishes in the Junior World Cup, including a victory in Winterberg, ranked second overall in the race series. At the Junior -WW in Cesana Pariol he won as two years before the silver medal. Even with Tyrolean and Austrian championship Pfister was second.
After Pfister been nationally launched in the men's area, he was also internationally since the 2006/07 season with the men at the start. His debut at the Luge World Cup he gave to kick off the season in Cesana Pariol, where he was 28. Other missions followed initially sporadic, among them 20 seats in Koenigssee and Winterberg. In the following season Pfister denied already half of the World Cup races and improved his best results in Winterberg on the 15th and in Koenigssee up to 13th place. In the overall standings of the World Cup he was 29, was even more successful were the European Luge Championships 2008 in Cesana, where the Austrians tenth. At the World Cup in Oberhof, he was ranked 17th in the 08/ 09 season Pfister improved further. He played the entire World Cup season and placed himself apart from a race among the top 20 in Calgary, he drove in ninth -placed for the first time in the top ten, the overall ranking he finished in 18th place, the World Championships in Lake Placid finished Pfister 25
The European Luge Championships 2010 in Sigulda Pfister came on the 7th Place. A little later he reached while training on the luge track at the Whistler Sliding Centre, a speed of 154 km / h, thus exceeding the previous record by 0.02 km / h At the 2010 Winter Olympics he reached the tenth.