Tanja Schneider

Tanja Schneider ( born February 19, 1974 in Lienz / East Tyrol) is an Austrian former alpine skier. Your special disciplines were downhill, super -G and giant slalom.


Schneider started for the ski club TSU Kartitsch ( East Tyrol). The first time you were aware of Tanja Schneider at the Austrian Youth Championships 1989/90, when she won the downhill. The following year she won again in the downhill, Super- G, and in combination. They also placed second in the slalom and fourth place in the giant slalom.

At the Junior World Cup 1991, she disappointed when she reached only the 25th place in the Super -G. Her debut in the World Cup it was on 26 February 1993 in Veysonnaz with a 29th place. This season they could even start in the Super- G in Morzine and on the descent of Kvitfjell. In 1998 she won the European Cup Super-G rating.

In her career, the second places were on the descent of Cortina d' Ampezzo and the Super G of Altenmarkt the best rankings in January 2000. In addition, they reached two third places at world cup events. For the excellent engineer the low body weight was a big disadvantage.

Tanja Schneider finished in 16th place at the World Ski Championship 2001 in St. Anton am Arlberg in the Super -G. At the Olympic Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City, they also came in super- G to use, but could not finish the race.

After the 2003/ 04 season, Schneider ended her career.


Alpine World Ski Championships

Alpine Skiing World Cup

  • 2nd place in the downhill in Cortina d' Ampezzo 2000
  • 2nd place in the Super G in Altenmarkt 2000
  • 10 Rank Appreciation 1999/2000

Other successes

  • 2 wins at European Cup races
  • 7 wins in FIS races