Marc Berthod

Marc Berthod (* November 24, 1983 in St. Moritz ) is a Swiss ski racer. His uncle is former ski racer René Berthod. His younger sister Pascale was also skier.


After attending secondary school for sports in Davos Berthod concentrated completely on alpine skiing. Since 2004 he has been a professional in the Swiss B- squad. In 1996, he won the giant slalom at the Whistler Cup. First major international successes came at the Junior World Championships. He was in Sella Nevea Junior Vice World Champion in slalom in 2002. The following year he won in Montgenevre the junior world title in slalom and was third in the downhill.

Since January 2003, Berthod regularly takes part in the race for the Ski World Cup. During his first part in the Olympics in Turin in 2006, he immediately became seventh in the combination. On 30 November 2006 he scored the 2nd place in the Super Combination of Beaver Creek. On 7 January 2007, he won with start number 60 and after the 27th rank in the first round with the fastest time in the second passage surprisingly the slalom in Adelboden in front of 15,000 spectators. He ensured for the first World Cup victory of the Swiss men's team since 103 races and at the same time for their first win since 1999, the women's slalom. At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, he won the bronze medal in the super combined. Also he won bronze with the Swiss team in the team competition behind World Champion Austria and Sweden.

The second World Cup victory celebrates Berthod 5 January 2008 in Adelboden again, this time in the giant slalom. From next winter but he could no longer connect to its previous results in the World Cup; rarely it reaches placements in the top ten. At the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isère, he was tenth in the giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he scored only place 29th at the World Championships 2011 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, he was 21st in the giant slalom.

Berthod is athlete ambassador of development organization Right to Play.


Olympic games

  • Turin 2006: 7 combination, 14th slalom, giant slalom 17
  • Vancouver 2010: 29 Giant Slalom

World Championships

  • St. Moritz 2003: 25 combination
  • Åre 2007: 3rd Super Combined, 3rd team competition, 11 Giant Slalom
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 10 Giant Slalom
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 21 Giant Slalom
  • Schladming 2013: 25 Super Combined

Junior World Championships

  • Sella Nevea 2002: 2nd Slalom
  • Briançonnais 2003: 1 Slalom, 3rd exit, 6 Super -G

World Cup

World Cup ratings:

  • Season 2006/ 07: 8th overall, 2nd combination, 7 Slalom
  • Season 2007/ 08: 7 Giant Slalom

World Cup victories:

Other successes

  • 3 Swiss Championship ( giant slalom in 2005 and 2007, combination 2006)
  • Each one podium in Europe and Nor- Am Cup
  • 5 wins in FIS races