Ski Club Arlberg – a legend
“The Arlberg Ski Club is one of the oldest skiing clubs in the world, one of the biggest, one of the most traditional, but above all: the most successful. No other skiing club on this planet can boast of more World Cup, Olympic and World Championship winners among its members. Its members have won 20 gold and 22 silver medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships alone, and 54 medals in total. At times, half of the Austrian national team is comprised of members from the club. With almost 8,000 members from 59 nations, it can confidently consider itself to be on the same level as Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Wimbledon Tennis Club or the Automobile Club Monaco. Rightly so? “Definitely! The history of Arlberg Ski Club is the history of Alpine ski sports”.
… this was a description of the Skiclub Arlberg by the Park Avenue Magazine.
Olympic Winners and World Champions
Back then no one knew what impact this step would have for the sport of skiing globally. Members of the Arlberg ski club have made a considerable contribution to the development of skiing over the last 115 years, and as ambassadors of the Arlberg they have played an important role in the evolution of ski sports and overall enjoyment of skiing throughout the world.
The history of the Arlberg ski club is also the story of ski racing. No other ski club in the world has been more successful at Olympic Games and World Cup events, with some of the greats including; Trude Jochum Beiser, Ottmar Schneider, Egon Zimmermann, Karl Schranz, Patrick Örtlieb or Mario Matt remaining unforgettable.