Maria Walliser

Maria Walliser ( born May 27, 1963 in Mosnang ) is a former Swiss alpine skier.


She won in her career from 1983 to 1990 a total of 25 World Cup races and is one of the most successful ski racers of all time. Except in slalom she could win in all disciplines. Your first victory she celebrated in 1983 in the departure of Megève. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, she won the silver medal behind Michela Figini. In the years 1986 and 1987 she won the World Cup twice. She also won the downhill World Cup in 1984 and 1986 as well as the super - G World Cup 1987.

Height of her career was winning the gold medal in the downhill and super -G and bronze in the giant slalom at the World Ski Championships 1987 in Crans -Montana. The victory in the downhill at the World Ski Championships in 1989 she repeated in Vail before Karen Percy and Karin Dedler. In the years 1986 and 1987 Walliser was elected to the Swiss Sportswoman of the Year, 1986, she was honored by the International Association of Ski Journalists with the Skieur d'Or. Your successful career she finished in March 1990.

Since the end of her career, she is active in viticulture and since 2000 as President of the Foundation folate offensive Switzerland.


Olympic games

  • Sarajevo 1984: 2nd exit
  • Calgary 1988: 3rd giant slalom, third combination, 4th exit, 6 Super -G

World Championships

  • Schladming 1982: 11 Combination 12 departure
  • Bormio 1985: 6 downhill, giant slalom 8
  • Crans- Montana 1987: 1st exit, first Super -G, Giant Slalom 3
  • Vail 1989: 1st exit, 4 Super -G, 4 combination

World Cup ratings

  • Season 1980/81: 8 Combination results
  • 1982/83 season: 5th overall, 2nd downhill standings, 10 giant slalom rating
  • 1983/84 season: 8th overall, 1st exit rating, 8 combined score
  • Season 1984/85: 3rd overall, 2nd downhill standings, third combined score, 4 giant slalom rating
  • Season 1985/86: 1st overall, 1st exit rating, 1 combined score, 4 giant slalom rating
  • Season 1986/87: 1st overall, 1st Super-G standings, 1 giant slalom standings, 2nd downhill standings, 4 Combination results
  • 1987/ 88: 7th overall, 3rd exit rating, 6 combined score, 8 Giant Slalom rating
  • Season 1988/89: 2nd overall, 2nd downhill standings, 3 giant slalom standings, 6 Super -G standings
  • 1989/90 season: 4th overall, fifth downhill standings, 5 Super G standings, 6 giant slalom standings, 7 Combination results

World Cup wins

Walliser won 25 World Cup races, including 14 runs, 6 giant slalom, 3 Super- G and 2 combinations.


Super -G

Giant Slalom


Other successes

  • 6 Swiss championships: Departure: 1987
  • Super -G: 1990
  • Giant Slalom: 1985
  • Combination: 1985, 1986, 1987