|Alpine Ski World Cup|
Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher
South Korea (rarely)
New Zealand (rarely)
|Inaugurated||5 January 1967 (men)|
7 January 1967 (ladies)
|Founder|| Serge Lang|
|Organised by||International Ski Federation|
|People||Chief race Directors|
Markus Waldner (men)
Peter Gerdol (ladies)
The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie). It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon. The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, West Germany, on January 5, 1967. Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons.
Competitors attempt to achieve the best time in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super G, and downhill. The fifth event, the combined, employs the downhill and slalom. The World Cup originally included only slalom, giant slalom, and downhill races. Combined events (calculated using results from selected downhill and slalom races) were included starting with the 1974-75 season, while the Super G was added for the 1982-83 season. The current scoring system was implemented in the 1991-92 season. For every race points are awarded to the top 30 finishers: 100 points to the winner, 80 for second, 60 for third, winding down to 1 point for 30th place. The racer with the most points at the end of the season in mid-March wins the Cup, with the trophy consisting of a 9 kilogram crystal globe. Sub-prizes are also awarded in each individual race discipline, with a smaller 3.5 kg crystal globe. (See the section on scoring system below for more information.)
The World Cup is held annually, and is considered the premier competition for alpine ski racing after the quadrennial Winter Olympics. Many consider the World Cup to be a more valuable title than the Olympics or the biennial World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several disciplines throughout the season, and not just in one race.
Races are hosted primarily at ski resorts in the Alps in Europe, with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and east Asia, but a few races have also been held in the Southern Hemisphere. World Cup competitions have been hosted in 25 different countries around the world: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. (Note that all World Cup races hosted in Bosnia were held when it was still part of Yugoslavia.)
Multiple individual overall World Cup winners are marked with (#).
Individual titles by country
Men overall titles
The following skiers have at least three overall alpine World Cup titles.
Ladies overall titles
The following skiers have at least three overall alpine World Cup titles.
Combined crystal globe was officially awarded from 2007 to 2012. However, there are counted all season titles, both official and unofficial. The records for most World Cup titles in each discipline are as follows:
In the following table men's Super-G World Cup season-end podiums since first edition in 1986.
In the following table men's Parallel World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 2020.
won all races in a single discipline in that season
trophy was not awarded in that season
Ladies' season titles
In the following table ladies's slalom World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 1967.
In the following table ladies's downhill World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 1967.
In the following table ladies's giant slalom World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 1967.
In the following table ladies's combined World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 1975.
In the following table ladies's Super-G World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 1986.
In the following table ladies's Parallel World Cup season-end podiums since first season in 2020.
As of 1 March 2020
updated: 7 March 2020
A common measurement of how good individual skiers are is the total number of World Cup races won during their skiing career. The following skiers have won at least 20 World Cup races:
Men's race winners
update: 1 March 2020
Women's race winners
Based on ski-database super ranking system (since 1966), this scoring system is calculated using points from three categories: Olympic Games, World Championships, and World Cup (overall titles, discipline titles and individual top 10 results).
update: 26 January 2020
Parallel slaloms from 1976 to 1991 counted for Nations Cup. Number of athletes are limitless. 32 in main competition. Qualifying introduced in 2017.
|20 March 1976||Mont St. Anne||1975/76||Franco Bieler||Ingemar Stenmark||Jim Hunter|
|26 March 1977||Sierra Nevada||1976/77||Manfred Brunner||Klaus Heidegger||Bruno Nöckler|
|19 March 1978||Arosa||1977/78||Phil Mahre||Ingemar Stenmark||Leonhard Stock|
|1978/79||Ingemar Stenmark||Mauro Bernardi||Karl Trojer|
|14 March 1980||Saalbach||1979/80||Anton Steiner||Ingemar Stenmark||Jarle Halsnes|
|30 March 1981||Laax||1980/81||Ingemar Stenmark||Jarle Halsnes||Phil Mahre|
|28 March 1982||Montgenèvre||1981/82||Phil Mahre||Ingemar Stenmark||Hans Enn|
|21 March 1983||Furano||1982/83||Phil Mahre||Andreas Wenzel|
|25 March 1984||Oslo||1983/84||Hans Enn||Anton Steiner||Ingemar Stenmark|
|6 January 1986||Vienna||1985/86||Ivano Edalini||Markus Wasmeier||Anton Steiner|
|22 March 1986||Bromont||Paul Frommelt||Marco Tonazzi||Marc Girardelli|
|28 December 1986||Berlin||1986/87||Leonhard Stock||Bojan Kri?aj||Michael Eder|
|22 December 1987||Bormio||1987/88||Pirmin Zurbriggen||Joël Gaspoz||Martin Hangl|
|27 March 1988||Saalbach||Alberto Tomba||Pirmin Zurbriggen||Helmut Mayer|
|11 March 1989||Shiga K?gen||1988/89||Bernhard Gstrein||Pirmin Zurbriggen||Rudolf Nierlich|
|24 March 1991||Waterville||1990/91||Urs Kälin||Paul Accola|
|2 January 2009||Moscow||2008/09||Felix Neureuther||Bode Miller|
|21 November 2009||Moscow||2009/10||Marcel Hirscher||Steve Missillier||Michael Janyk|
|23 March 1975||Val Gardena||1974/75||Gustav Thöni||Ingemar Stenmark||Walter Tresch|
|24 October 1997||Tignes||1997/98||Josef Strobl||Kjetil André Aamodt||Hermann Maier|
|20 March 1976||Mont St. Anne||1975/76||Bernadette Zurbriggen||Irene Epple||Monika Kaserer|
|26 March 1977||Sierra Nevada||1976/77||Christa Zechmeister||Marie-Theres Nadig|
|19 March 1978||Arosa||1977/78||Annemarie Moser-Pröll||Christa Zechmeister||Viki Fleckenstein|
|16 March 1980||Saalbach||1979/80||Claudia Giordani||Maria Epple|
|30 March 1981||Laax||1980/81||Tamara McKinney||Traudl Hächer||Hanni Wenzel|
|28 March 1982||Montgenèvre||1981/82||Maria Epple||Lea Sölkner||Perrine Pelen|
|21 March 1983||Furano||1982/83||Anne-Flore Rey||Hanni Wenzel||Anni Kronbichler|
|25 March 1984||Oslo||1983/84||Olga Charvátová||Erika Hess||Tamara McKinney|
|22 March 1986||Bromont||1985/86||Vreni Schneider||Maria Walliser||Corinne Schmidhauser|
|18 January 1987||Munich||1986/87||Tamara McKinney||Corinne Schmidhauser|
|Bormio||1987/88||Brigitte Oertli||Corinne Schmidhauser||Michela Figini|
|27 March 1988||Saalbach||Christina Meier||Ulrike Maier||Roswitha Steiner|
|11 March 1989||Shiga K?gen||1988/89||Chantal Bournissen||Michaela Gerg-Leitner||Tamara McKinney|
|24 March 1991||Waterville||1990/91||Anita Wachter||Ingrid Salvenmoser||Chantal Bournissen|
|21 November 2009||Moscow||2009/10||Therese Borssén||Maria Riesch||Frida Hansdotter|
|24 March 1975||Val Gardena||1974/75||Monika Kaserer||Claudia Giordani||Fabienne Serrat|
|24 October 1997||Tignes||1997/98||Leila Piccard||Ylva Nowén||Alexandra Meissnitzer|
|28 November 1997||Hilde Gerg||Martina Ertl||Alexandra Meissnitzer|
|20 December 2017||Courchevel||2017/18||Mikaela Shiffrin||Petra Vlhová||Irene Curtoni|
|9 December 2018||St. Moritz||2018/19||Mikaela Shiffrin (2)||Petra Vlhová||Wendy Holdener|
|15 December 2019||St. Moritz||2019/20||Petra Vlhová||Anna Swenn-Larsson||Franziska Gritsch|
Parallel city event is a version of parallel slalom where only Top16 ranked are allowed to compete. Length of the track and course/gates setting are also different from classic parallel slalom, and as of 2019/20 season, they are completely replaced with normal parallel races with qualification run.
|2 January 2011||Munich||2010/11||Ivica Kosteli?||Julien Lizeroux||Bode Miller|
|Moscow||2011/12||Alexis Pinturault||Felix Neureuther||André Myhrer|
|1 January 2013||Munich||2012/13||Felix Neureuther||Marcel Hirscher||Alexis Pinturault|
|29 January 2013||Moscow||Marcel Hirscher||André Myhrer||Ivica Kosteli?|
|23 February 2016||Stockholm||2015/16||Marcel Hirscher (2)||André Myhrer||Stefano Gross|
|31 January 2017||Stockholm||2016/17||Linus Straßer||Alexis Pinturault||Mattias Hargin|
|1 January 2018||Oslo||2017/18||André Myhrer||Michael Matt||Linus Straßer|
|30 January 2018||Stockholm||Ramon Zenhäusern||André Myhrer||Linus Straßer|
|1 January 2019||Oslo||2018/19||Marco Schwarz||Dave Ryding||Ramon Zenhäusern|
|19 February 2019||Stockholm||André Myhrer||Marco Schwarz|
|2 January 2011||Munich||2010/11||Maria Pietilä-Holmner||Tina Maze||Elisabeth Görgl|
|Moscow||2011/12||Julia Mancuso||Michaela Kirchgasser||Lindsey Vonn|
|1 January 2013||Munich||2012/13||Tina Maze|
|29 January 2013||Moscow||Lena Dürr||Veronika Velez-Zuzulová||Mikaela Shiffrin|
|23 February 2016||Stockholm||2015/16||Wendy Holdener||Frida Hansdotter||Maria Pietilä-Holmner|
|31 January 2017||Stockholm||2016/17||Mikaela Shiffrin||Nina Løseth|
|1 January 2018||Oslo||2017/18||Mikaela Shiffrin||Wendy Holdener||Mélanie Meillard|
|30 January 2018||Stockholm||Nina Haver-Løseth||Wendy Holdener||Petra Vlhová|
|1 January 2019||Oslo||2018/19||Petra Vlhová||Mikaela Shiffrin||Wendy Holdener|
|19 February 2019||Stockholm||Mikaela Shiffrin (3)||Christina Geiger||Anna Swenn-Larsson|
Introduced by the International Ski Federation to the World Cup as a spectator-friendly event in late 2015, the parallel giant slalom competition, or shortened parallel-G, joining the parallel slalom, is intended to lure more speed specialists into the faster of the two technical disciplines, along with attracting their fans to watch the races at the venue, on-line, and on television. The Federation has not indicated, as of early 2016, that they are fully committed to duplicating the effort, however, their long-term calendar shows that the plan is to return to Alta Badia twelve months after the inaugural event in December 2016, and then again, tentatively, through December 2018. Few venues offer the slope and conditions required to host an extremely short Giant Slalom course that can be readily viewed in its entirety by a compact gallery of fans. Modified or not, the Federation has not suggested that they will push the format to lower-level tours like the NorAm and Europa Cup.
The Chief Race Director of the inaugural event at Alta Badia, Markus Waldner, on 20 December 2015 stated that "great performances" and "head-to-head fights" between the best Giant Slalom racers is the goal of the competition. The course for the first race was very compact at about 20-22 seconds duration, or about one-third of a normal GS run, however, the pace and cadence will be the same as Giant Slalom, not standard Slalom. Gates were set at roughly the same distances as GS and on a slope of about the same pitch. The field of thirty-two were drawn following an "invitational" format. The top four men in the overall World Cup rankings were automatic invitees, if they chose to compete. Another sixteen racers were selected from the top of the current GS start list rankings, and the final twelve competitors were selected from the 1st run efforts at the standard GS event the day prior at the same venue. Overlapping qualifications allowed the sponsors to invite lower ranked participants to fill in gaps, as needed, and to replace individuals who declined to participate. Points were awarded and accumulated according to current standards for the race season in all relevant categories: the GS discipline, Overall and Nations Cup. The field was filled with thirty-two first round participants, each getting a run on either course. The best combined times moved the fastest racer to the second round through bracket preference protocols. From the second round, skiers the head-to-head competitions were held over one run only, with the faster skier from the previous round granted course selection between the 'red-right' or 'blue-left' course. At about one-third the time of a standard GS event, top performers/finalists were able to make multiple runs without the fatigue of a longer event. The course was methodically set with lasers, and a GPS-equipped Snowcat, to guarantee that both courses on the hill were as identical as possible to ensure equity and a fair competition. The Race Director suggested the difference between the two lanes were within "1-to-2 centimeters" tolerance of one another.
|Alta Badia||21 December 2015||Kjetil Jansrud||Aksel Lund Svindal||Andre Myhrer||Dominik Schwaiger|||
|Alta Badia||19 December 2016||Cyprien Sarrazin||Carlo Janka||Kjetil Jansrud||Leif Kristian Haugen|||
|Alta Badia||18 December 2017||Matts Olsson||Marcel Hirscher||Aleksander Aamodt Kilde|||
|Alta Badia||17 December 2018||Marcel Hirscher||Thibaut Favrot||Alexis Pinturault||Matts Olsson|||
|Alta Badia||23 December 2019||Stefan Luitz|||
|Sestriere||19 January 2020||Clara Direz||Elisa Mörzinger||Marta Bassino|||
NOTE: Only crystal globe awarded discipline officially counts as titles. And medal's awarded DH, GS, SL disciplines in seasons 1967-1977 as well. Combined crystal globe was officially awarded only in seasons 2007-2012.
Last updated: 18 October 2020
|1||1977-78||Kitzbühel||downhill||Sepp Ferstl||Josef Walcher|
|2||1984-85||Furano||super-G||Steven Lee||Daniel Mahrer|
|3||1999-00||St. Anton||super-G||Werner Franz||Fritz Strobl|
|4||2002-03||Shiga-K?gen||slalom||Kalle Palander||Rainer Schönfelder|
|5||2004-05||Lenzerheide||super-G||Bode Miller||Daron Rahlves|
|6||2005-06||Shiga-K?gen||slalom||Kalle Palander||Reinfried Herbst|
|7||2010-11||Adelboden||giant slalom||Cyprien Richard||Aksel Lund Svindal|
|8||2011-12||Kvitfjell||super-G||Beat Feuz||Klaus Kröll|
|9||2012-13||Bormio||downhill||Hannes Reichelt||Dominik Paris|
|10||2013-14||Kvitfjell||downhill||Kjetil Jansrud||Georg Streitberger|
|11||2017-18||Åre||downhill||Vincent Kriechmayr||Matthias Mayer|
|1||2002-03||Sölden||giant slalom||Andrine Flemmen||Nicole Hosp||Tina Maze|
|2||2005-06||Hafjell||super-G||Michaela Dorfmeister||Lindsey Kildow||Nadia Styger|
|1||1967||Sestriere||downhill||Giustina Demetz||Marielle Goitschel|
|2||1986-87||Sarajevo||giant slalom||Vreni Schneider||Maria Walliser|
|3||1993-94||Cortina d'Ampezzo||super-G||Alenka Dov?an||Pernilla Wiberg|
|4||1996-97||Cortina d'Ampezzo||downhill||Isolde Kostner||Heidi Zurbriggen|
|5||1996-97||Vail, Colorado||slalom||Lara Magoni||Pernilla Wiberg|
|6||1999-00||Copper Mountain||slalom||Christel Pascal||?pela Pretnar|
|7||2001-02||Berchtesgaden||slalom||Kristina Koznick||Marlies Oester|
|8||2003-04||Haus im Ennstal||super-G||Carole Montillet||Maria Riesch|
|9||2005-06||Ofterschwang||giant slalom||Anja Pärson||María José Rienda|
|10||2007-08||Sestriere||super-G||Andrea Fischbacher||Fabienne Suter|
|11||2008-09||Altenmarkt-Zauchensee||downhill||Dominique Gisin||Anja Pärson|
|12||2010-11||Flachau||slalom||Maria Höfl-Riesch||Tanja Poutiainen|
|13||2014-15||Sölden||giant slalom||Anna Fenninger||Mikaela Shiffrin|
|14||2018-19||Maribor||giant slalom||Mikaela Shiffrin||Petra Vlhová|
|15||2019-20||Sestriere||giant slalom||Petra Vlhová||Federica Brignone|
As of 22 February 2020
As of 28 January 2020
Only a few racers have ever managed to win races in all five classic World Cup alpine skiing disciplines during their career, as listed in the table below. Marc Girardelli (1988-89), Petra Kronberger (1990-91), Janica Kosteli? (2005-06) and Tina Maze (2012-13) are the only skiers to have won all five events in a single season. Bode Miller is the only skier with at least five World Cup victories in all five disciplines.
The following skiers have won at least 10 World Cup races in a single season (events not available in a given season are marked by NA):
The World Cup scoring system is based on awarding a number of points for each place in a race, but the procedure for doing so and the often-arcane method used to calculate the annual champions has varied greatly over the years. Originally, points were awarded only to the top 10 finishers in each race, with 25 points for the winner, 20 for second, 15 for third, 11 for fourth, 8 for fifth, 6 for sixth, 4 for seventh, and then decreasing by 1 point for each lower place. To determine the winner for each discipline World Cup, only a racer's best 3 results would count, even though there would typically be 6-8 races in each discipline. For the overall Cup, the best three results in each discipline would be summed. Until 1970, also the results of Winter Olympic Games races and Alpine World Ski Championship races were included in the World Cup valuation (i.e. Grenoble 1968 and Val Gardena 1970); this was abandoned after 1970, mainly due to the limited number of racers per nation who are admitted to take part in these events. For the 1971-72 season, the number of results counted was increased to 5 in each discipline. The formula used to determine the overall winner varied almost every year over the next decade, with some seasons divided into two portions with a fixed number of results in each period counting towards the overall, while in other seasons the best 3 or 4 results in each discipline would count.
Starting with the 1979-80 season, points were awarded to the top 15 finishers in each race. After 1980-81, the formula for the overall title stabilized for several years, counting the best 5 results in the original disciplines (slalom, giant slalom, and downhill) plus the best 3 results in combined. When Super G events were introduced for the 1982-83 season, the results were included with giant slalom for the first three seasons, before a separate discipline Cup was awarded starting in 1985-86 and the top 3 Super G results were counted towards the overall. The formula for the overall was changed yet again the following season, with the top 4 results in each discipline counting, along with all combined results (although the combined was nearly eliminated from the schedule, reduced to only 1 or 2 events per season).
This perennial tweaking of the scoring formula was a source of ongoing uncertainty to the World Cup racers and to fans. The need for a complete overhaul of the scoring system had grown increasingly urgent with each successive year, and in 1987-88 the FIS decided to fully simplify the system: all results would now count in each discipline and in the overall. This new system was an immediate success, and the practice of counting all results has been maintained in every subsequent season. With the ongoing expansion of the number and quality of competitors in World Cup races over the years, a major change to the scoring system was implemented in the 1991-92 season. The top 30 finishers in each race would now earn points, with 100 for the winner, 80 for second, 60 for third, and then decreasing by smaller increments for each lower place. The point values were adjusted slightly the following season (to reduce the points for places 4th through 20th), and the scoring system has not been changed again since that year. The table below compares the point values under all five scoring systems which have been in use:
|Top 15 System
|1979 System +
+ NOTE: The scoring system changed during the 1978-79 season; this special system was used for the last 2 men's downhills and the last 3 races in every other discipline except combined.
Since the Top 30 scoring system was implemented in 1991-92., the number of completed men's or women's World Cup races each year has ranged from 30 to 44, so the maximum possible point total for an individual racer is about 3000-4400 under the current scoring system. However, very few racers actually ski in all events; for example, Bode Miller was "the only skier to have competed in every World Cup race" during the three seasons from 2003-2005. The current record for total World Cup points in a season is Tina Maze's 2414 points in 2012-13, with the men's record of 2000 points set by Hermann Maier in 1999-2000. The fewest points for an overall champion under the current system thus far have been 1009 for men by Aksel Lund Svindal in 2008-09 and 1248 for women by Vreni Schneider in 1994-95. The largest margin of victory in the overall has been Maze's 1313 points in 2012-13, more than doubling second-place finisher Maria Höfl-Riesch's total, while the largest men's margin was 743 points by Hermann Maier in 2000-01. Note that in the early days of World Cup (when the first place was awarded only 25 points), even larger relative margins of victory were recorded in 1967 by Jean-Claude Killy with 225 points over Heinrich Messner with 114 points and in 1973-74 by Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 268 points over Monika Kaserer with 153 points. The closest finishes since 1992 have been minuscule margins of 6 points in 1994-95 (Vreni Schneider over Katja Seizinger), 3 points in 2004-05 (Anja Pärson over Janica Kosteli?) and in 2010-11 (Maria Riesch over Lindsey Vonn), and only 2 points in 2008-09 (Aksel Lund Svindal over Benjamin Raich). The current men's record for total World Cup points in one month of the season is Ivica Kosteli?'s 999 points from January 2011.
The tables below contain a brief statistical analysis of the overall World Cup standings during the 21 seasons since the Top 30 scoring system was implemented in 1991-92. In general, over 1000 points are needed to contend for the overall title. At least 1 man and 1 woman has scored 1000 points in each of these seasons, but no more than 5 men's or women's racers have crossed that threshold in any single season. Of the 42 men's and women's overall champions in these years, 38 scored over 1200 points, 30 had over 1300 points, 19 reached 1500 points, and only 7 amassed more than 1700 points during their winning seasons. As for the runners-up, 37 of the 42 second-place finishers scored over 1000 points, 18 had over 1300 points, and only 4 reached 1500 points yet failed to win. Most overall titles have been won quite convincingly, by more than 200 points in 23 of 42 cases, while only 11 margins of victory have been tighter than 50 points.
|Men's Overall World Cup|
|Races Completed||1st Place Points||Margin of Victory||2nd Place Points||3rd Place Points||Number of Skiers per Season:|
|> 1000 Pts||> 500 Pts||> 200 Pts|
|Women's Overall World Cup|
|Races Completed||1st Place Points||Margin of Victory||2nd Place Points||3rd Place Points||Number of Skiers per Season:|
|> 1000 Pts||> 500 Pts||> 200 Pts|
|Men's and Women's Overall World Cups: Total Numbers Across 21 Seasons|
|> 1700 Pts||> 1500 Pts||> 1300 Pts||> 1200 Pts||> 1100 Pts||> 1000 Pts||> 900 Pts||> 800 Pts|
|> 600 Pts||> 500 Pts||> 400 Pts||> 300 Pts||> 200 Pts||> 100 Pts||>= 50 Pts||< 50 Pts|
|Margin of Victory||2||6||10||19||23||28||31||11|
Since 1993 the International Ski Federation (FIS) has hosted a World Cup Final at the end of each season in March. During five days, men's and women's races are held in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super G, and downhill. Only a limited number of racers are invited to ski at the Finals, including the top 25 in the World Cup standings in each discipline, plus the current junior World Champions in each discipline. Because of the smaller field, World Cup points are only awarded to the top 15 finishers in each race.
Hosts of the World Cup Finals:
The 2004 final was held in all FIS disciplines except Ski Jumping. The Freestyle events were held in neighbouring Sauze d'Oulx and the Snowboard events in Bardonecchia.
The 2008 final was held in all FIS disciplines except Ski Jumping. The Freestyle and Snowboard events were held in neighbouring Valmalenco.
Individual race wins are counted in this table, along with the nations team events held at World Cup Finals since 2006 (counts double as both men & women in mixed competition contribute to a win). The "parallel race" is a head-to-head slalom race format used occasionally from the 1970s through 1990s, and again in 2011. Team event wins are doubled (because on one team event race competed both women and men; so it's counted separately each for women and men). Results for West Germany and Germany are counted together in this table. All of Yugoslavia's wins are currently lumped in with Slovenia, since the skiers who won races for former Yugoslavia were all Slovenes from Slovenia (one of six Yugoslav Republics), and thus are listed under Slovenia in online databases. The Soviet Union and Russia are counted separately, as are Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
A total of 24 countries have won World Cup races, with 19 different countries winning men's races and 20 winning women's races. As expected, the top 10 nations in this list are the same as the 10 nations listed in the Nations Cup summary table (with slight changes in order).
Some interesting facts can be found in the data: Marc Girardelli accounted for all of Luxembourg's 46 wins, while Janica Kosteli? has 30 of Croatia's 56 and her brother Ivica has the rest. Ingemar Stenmark still has nearly one-half of Sweden's 192 wins more than two decades after his retirement. Some nations specialize in either speed (downhill and Super G) or technical (slalom and GS) disciplines, while others are strong across the board. Among nations with 30+ wins, the Canadian team has won 73% of its races in speed events, while Yugoslavia/Slovenia has won 84% and Sweden 86% of their races in technical events, especially notable in Sweden's case given its large number of wins. Several nations with under 30 wins have 100% of them in technical events, led by Finland and Spain. In contrast Germany and Norway have the most even distribution without disproportionate strength or weakness in any one discipline. Some nations have strong teams in only one gender, as 92% of Norway's wins have come from their men and 83% of Germany's from their women, while the Swiss and Canadian totals are split almost equally.
The Nations Cup standings are calculated by adding up all points each season for all racers from a given nation.
|Year||Standings (total)||Standings (men)||Standings (women)|
|1969||Austria||France||United States||Austria||France||Switzerland||France||United States||Austria|
|1970||France||Austria||United States||France||Austria||Switzerland||France||United States||Austria|
|1978||Austria||Switzerland||United States||Austria||Italy||Sweden||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany|
|1979||Austria||Switzerland||Italy||Austria||Switzerland||Italy||Austria||West Germany||United States|
|1980||Austria||Switzerland||Liechtenstein||Austria||Switzerland||Sweden||Switzerland and Austria||Liechtenstein|
|1981||Switzerland||United States||Austria||Austria||Switzerland||United States||Switzerland||United States||West Germany|
|1982||Switzerland||Austria||United States||Austria||Switzerland||United States||West Germany||Switzerland||United States|
|1983||Switzerland||Austria||United States||Switzerland||Austria||Sweden||Switzerland||Austria||United States|
|1984||Switzerland||Austria||United States||Austria||Switzerland||Sweden||Switzerland||United States||Austria|
|1985||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany||Switzerland||Austria||Italy||Switzerland||West Germany||Austria|
|1986||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany||Austria||Switzerland||Italy||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany|
|1987||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany||Switzerland||Austria||Italy||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany|
|1988||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany||Austria||Switzerland||Italy||Switzerland||Austria||West Germany|
|1989||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany||Switzerland||Austria||France|
|1990||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany||Austria||Switzerland||Italy||Austria||Switzerland||West Germany|