Silke Bachmann

Silke Bachmann ( born February 18, 1977 in Bolzano, South Tyrol ) is an Italian former Alpine skier. The South Tyrolean is three times the Italian Vice-Champion and was from 1995 to 2005 of the Italian national ski team at.


After jumping into the national squad Bachmann launched initially in the European Cup. In the World Cup, she made her debut on 3 January 1997 in the giant slalom in Maribor, where she immediately won the first points with rank 19. First, however, she only came to a few other world cup inserts and they started mainly in the European Cup. In the season 1998/99 she was able to classify in each of the eight giant slalom in the top ten and win one of them, which they took second place in the overall European Cup and reached the seventh place in the discipline standings.

So that you reached the summit in the Italian A-team and from the 1999/2000 season, she started regularly in the World Cup. This winter she succeeded with several good results, the connection to the advanced world class. With a third place in the giant slalom in Serre Chevalier and four other top 10 results they reached the twelfth place in the giant slalom World Cup. In the next few years, they could not repeat these results. While they drove regularly in the points, but in the top 10, she managed only once. In the European Cup you get several more podium finishes.

Twice Bachmann participated in World Ski Championships in part: In the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton am Arlberg, she was 14th in the giant slalom, the slalom they could not finish, and at the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, it was ranked 22 in the giant slalom. In 2002, she competed at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and was ranked 16th in the giant slalom and 18th place in the slalom.

Your sports development has been repeatedly hampered by serious injury. Within a few years they had to cope with three tears of the cruciate ligament. Before the start of the 2005/06 season they missed the team-internal performance record for the Italian World Cup team and only came in the European Cup and FIS races used. Her last race she denied in January 2006.

Sporting successes

Olympic Winter Games

  • Salt Lake City 2002: 16 Giant Slalom, Slalom 18

World Championships

  • St. Anton 2001: 14 Giant Slalom
  • St. Moritz 2003: 22 Giant Slalom

World Cup

  • A podium, a further five finishes in the top ten

European Cup

  • Season 1998/99: 7th overall, 2nd Giant Slalom
  • Season 2003/ 04: 11th overall, 4th Giant Slalom
  • A victory (slalom in Gällivare on March 3, 1999), three second places and five third places

Other successes

  • A victory in the Nor- Am Cup (slalom in Winter Peak on December 1, 2004)
  • Eleven victories in FIS races