Two Swiss victories to close the European Cup

20.03.2022 - The European Cup final in Andorra proved to be another success for the Swiss. To end a season that had already been very good, Simone Wild climbed onto the top step of an all-Swiss podium on Saturday in the ninth giant slalom, ahead of Jasmina Suter and Viviane Härri. And on Sunday it was all topped off by the return of Aline Danioth with her fourth slalom victory - ahead of overall winner Franziska Gritsch (AUT) and Lara Della Mea (ITA). In the end, this means that the Swiss women finished the season with 32 podium places in 31 races, and Juliana Suter and Delia Durrer (1st + 3rd downhill), Simone Wild and Viviane Härri (1st + 2nd giant slalom) as well as Aline Danioth (1st slalom) have secured permanent places in the World Cup next season.

During the finals week in Soldeu - also a candidate for the 2027 World Championships and therefore one of Crans-Montana’s competitors - only the technical disciplines could be held due to difficult weather conditions; the women's and men's downhill and super-G events all had to be cancelled. 

Gritsch doubles up - Danioth second 

25.02.2022 - European Cup leader Franziska Gritsch also won the second slalom in Bad Wiessee. 0.34 and 0.64 seconds behind the now six-time season's winner, the Swiss Aline Danioth and the Swede Elsa Fermbaeck exchanged places of honour compared to the previous day. With the 80 points she won, the Swiss maintained her lead in the discipline ranking with 440 points ahead of the Swede (409) and Gritsch (408).  Elena Stoffel in seventh place (1.33 back) defended her 5th place (341) in the penultimate race of the season. Of her team colleagues, only Aline Höpli (11th) and Valentine Macheret (17th) finished in the points.  


24.02.2022 - Since the beginning of 2022, Aline Danioth has been putting in a series of excellent performances in the European Cup, so much so that before she left for Beijing, where she took 10th place in the Olympic slalom, the technician had already won three consecutive races. It seems that her first Olympic Games did not slow her down.

In her first post-Olympic race, the Uranese won another podium in Bad Wiessee. Second after the first run, the skier from Andermatt, who will be blowing out her 24 candles in ten days, finally had to be satisfied with third place (at 0''37), behind Austrian Franziska Gritsch and Swedish Elsa Fermbaeck (at 0''04).

Four other Swiss women also finished in the top 30, including Elena Stoffel (9th), Nicole Good (16th) and Aline Höpli (30th). Back in the antechamber of the World Cup for a few weeks, the Valaisan Mélanie Meillard finished in a modest 27th place, 2''71 behind Franziska Gritsch.


13.02.2022 - The athlete from Obwalden took 2nd place in the second European Cup giant in Maribor behind Lisa Nyberg, tying with Elisa Mörzinger.

It was a second podium finish for Vivanne Härri in the European Cup. After a third place in Orcières-Merlette a month ago, the skier from Giswil-Mörlialp improved on the best result in her career by finishing in second place in Maribor. She was beaten by only 0.03 by Sweden's Lisa Nyberg, and shared the second step on the podium with Austria’s Elisa Mörzinger.

There was more good news in the Swiss camp with Mélanie Meillard’s 8th place. After several weeks seemingly adrift, the Valaisan is now back in a position which lives up to her expectations, and she is gaining confidence in a discipline that has not been a great success for her over the past few months. Just behind the skier from Hérémence, we find Simone Wild from St.Gallen, who finished in third place the previous day on the same piste. After taking the lead in the first heat, she was unsuccessful in the second. The sound Swiss results were completed by Vanessa Kasper's 11th place and Jasmina Suter's 12th.

Simone Wild takes the lead in the giant slalom

12.02.2022 - Austria's Franziska Gritsch has managed to take the seventh European Cup giant slalom. The 24-year-old took the lead in the first run, and managed to finish with the fifth fastest time in the second run. The other two podium places went to Slovenia’s Neja Dvornik (+0.99 seconds) and Switzerland’s Simone Wild (+1.04). The overall leader was celebrating her third victory of the season (double win in the super-G in Sarntal). 

Simone Wild managed to chase Nina Astner (AUT) from her top place in the ranking for the discipline, thanks to her 14th European Cup podium place. Viviane Härri moved up to third place in the rankings, thanks to a solid fifth place. With two races to go, her chances of securing a definite place in the World Cup next winter remain intact. Vanessa Kasper (8th) and Jasmina Suter (9th) were also in the top 10. Lorina Zelger (23rd) collected a few points too.

3rd podium for Simone Wild

10.02.2022 - After a giant slalom had to be postponed and then cancelled due to bad weather conditions, it was still possible to launch the sixth European Cup giant slalom race of the season on Thursday in Kopaonik, Serbia. In the lead after the first run, Switzerland’s Simone Wild was finally beaten by Elisa Mörzinger, AUT by 0.34 seconds. Thanks to her 13th podium place in the European Cup, the 28 year-old, who only held off Sweden's Jonna Luthman by 0.06 seconds, climbed back up to 2nd place in the rankings for the discipline, behind Nina Astner, AUT (6th).

Two other Swiss made it into the top 10: Vanessa Kasper (5th) and Jasmina Suter (10th). In total, seven of the eight Swiss athletes scored points (Viviane Härri 12th, Elena Stoffel 17th wearing bib number 51, Mélanie Meillard 20th, and Lorina Zelger 23rd). 

Jasmina Suter second

3.02.2022 - In the first of two European Cup Super-Gs in Sarntal in the Dolomites, the Austrians dominated with six athletes in the top-10. But Jasmina Suter managed to prevent a complete Austria podium. With a gap of 0.62 seconds to winner Franziska Gritsch, the athlete from Schwyz finished second and took the lead in the discipline after the third of five races. Third place went to Vanessa Nussbaumer (1.03 behind). Nathalie Gröbli (6th / 1.21 back) and Nicole Good (8th / 1.38) also made it into the top ten of the twelve Swiss skiers who started the race (20 skiers did not finish, 1 disqualified), and Delia Durrer (21st / 2.18) and Melanie Michel (23rd / 2.20) also scored points.

cancellation of the second slalom

1.02.2022 - The second women's European Cup slalom in Zell am See AUT had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Thus, after seven of ten races of the season, three-time winner Aline Danioth SUI remains in the lead with 300 points ahead of team-mate Elena Stoffel (276) and Italy's Lara Della Mea (273) until at least the continuation on 24/25 February in Wiessee. In the overall ranking after 20 of 34 races, downhill leader Juliana Suter SUI leads with 511 points ahead of Christina Ager AUT (407) and Selina Egloff SUI (345). 

Third victory in a row for Aline Danioth

31.01.2022 - Olympic participant Aline Danioth is in top form: The 23-year-old from Andermatt skied the first of two European Cup slaloms in Zell am See AUT with the best time in the first run and the second time in the second, giving her a lead of 0.72 seconds over the Austrian Chiara Mair and already 1.16 seconds over her Valais team-mate Elena Stoffel. This is the third European Cup victory in a row for the two-time Junior World Champion, who had to take a long break in the last few years due to various injuries.

Four other Swiss skiers out of a total of ten also scored points: Melanie Meillard, who moved up to 11th place thanks to her best time in the final, Valentine Macheret (14th), Aline Höpli (16th) and Carole Bissig (20th).


Super-G cancelled

28.01.2022 - The third European Cup speed event in St. Anton, a Super-G originally scheduled in Kvitfjell NOR, had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Next steps in the European Cup: 2 slaloms in Zell am See AUT (31.01./1.02.), then 2 Super-G in Sarntal ITA (3/4.02.).

The Swiss beaten

27.01.2022 - The second European Cup downhill in St. Anton, Austria didn’t have the same flavour as the previous day for the Swiss skiers. Juliana Suter, winner in the previous day's race, had to be satisfied with 5th place, 0.32 seconds behind the winner. Switzerland’s Livia Rossi and France’s Esther Paslier, in 3rd and 1st place respectively in Wednesday’s downhill, were unfortunately eliminated. Delia Durrer in 6th place (0.33) and Nathalie Gröbli in 9th (0.60) once again finished in the top ten. The race, the last downhill before the European Cup weekend in Crans-Montana (19/20 February), was won by Italy’s Elena Dolmen (24). This was her first European Cup victory, finishing ahead of three Austrians: three-time 2020 Junior World Champion Magdalena Egger (0.12), Lena Wechner (0.13), the 2021 European Junior Super-G Champion, also taking her first European Cup podium place, and Michelle Niederwieser.

five out of five for juliana suter

26.01.2022 - Juliana Suter from Schwyz is on great form in the European Cup. She has scored another podium place in the St. Anton downhill, finishing in 2nd place. Livia Rossi also managed a place on the podium steps for the first time.

The fifth European Cup downhill this winter, and a fifth podium place for Juliana Suter from Schwyz, who took 2nd place in the downhill in St. Anton, 0.41 behind France's Esther Paslier. The 23-year-old hasn’t finished any lower than 2nd place this season in the discipline. She took advantage of her number one rival in the overall ranking Christina Ager’s elimination in Austria, after appearing at ease during training. Revenge was indeed sweet, on the same piste where she injured her left knee just over a year ago.

With four downhills remaining in the European Cup season, Juliana Suter has a 215-point lead over Emily Schöpf. The skier from Stoos could secure top place in the ranking as early as the second downhill in Arlberg or, at the latest, during the two races scheduled in Crans-Montana on 19 and 20 February. Juliana Suter also leads the overall ranking in the European Cup.

A first podium for Livia Rossi

It was a truly great celebration for the canton of Schwyz, as Livia Rossi from Altendorf also finished on the podium, in her highest place yet in the European Cup. The 20-year-old hasn’t finished higher than 15th place since the downhill in Pila (ITA), in February 2020.

The sound Swiss results were completed by solid performances from Nathalie Gröbli (8th), Delia Durrer (9th) and Janine Schmitt (10th), who all finished in the top 10.


Double for Aline Danioth

20.01.2022 - Aline Danioth from Uri took the double in Meiringen-Hasliberg, winning the second slalom in the Bernese resort almost two seconds ahead of the competition.

And that's two in the bag for Aline Danioth. The day after her first victory in the first slalom in Meiringen-Hasliberg,she did it again in the second European Cup race held in the Bernese resort. And the skier from Andermatt, who achieved the best times in each heat, didn’t do things by halves, as she relegated the runner-up, Rosa Pohjolainen from Finland, to 1.75 behind her, while the third place, Lara Della Mea from Italy, was over two seconds behind. An enormous chasm that shows that Aline Danioth has fully recuperated in what was only her fourth official competition in two years.

A place in the Games?

Two knee operations later, and she is back at her top level. And even though she didn’t meet the selection criteria for the Olympic Games, it would not be surprising if the double gold medallist from the YOG in Lillehammer was included in the Swiss squad for Beijing. There is still one place left to be filled for the women's slalom, alongside Michelle Gisin, Wendy Holdener and Camille Rast.

The second nice surprise of the day for the Swiss came from the young Aline Höppi. The skier from Gossau (10th) registered the best result in her career. Selina Egloff, in third place the day before, was eliminated in the second heat, as was Amélie Klopfenstein. Elena Stoffel and Valentine Macheret were eliminated in the first race.

A great win for Aline Danioth

19.01.2022 - After two years of knee problems, Aline Danioth has made a victorious return to the European Cup. She won the slalom in Meiringen-Hasliberg, with Selina Egloff taking 3rd place.

Aline Danioth is back in business. The talented skier from Uri won the European Cup slalom in Meiringen-Hasliberg (BE). This was an excellent performance for the skier from Andermatt, competing in only her third race since her return from injury. After two injuries to her right knee in 2020, Aline Danioth was unable to ski competitively for almost two years.

Aline Danioth beat Italy's Vera Tschurtschenthaler by 0.65. In second place on the first race, sporting number 34, she set the fastest time in the second to claim the second European Cup victory of her career after a parallel slalom win in Kronpkatz in 2017.

Success for Simone Wild

16.01.2022  - St. Gall’s Simone Wild has won the second Giant in Orcières-Merlette, and is now full of confidence ahead of the upcoming World Cup deadlines. Simone Wild can continue dreaming of the Olympic Games, and she is proving it. The 28-year-old from Flumserberg, who has been lagging behind in the World Cup this season, won the second European Cup Giant in Orcières-Merlette on Sunday. To seal her 12th podium place at this level, which includes 3 victories, she beat the previous day's winner Coralie Frasse-Sombet by 0″09, and the Austrian Nina Astner by 0″53.

Taking the lead after the first heat, Simone Wild ensured her success in the second race. Thanks to this success, she is now in 7th place in the European Cup ranking. She will have the opportunity to confirm her form in the Giant in Kronplatz in 9 days’ time, and to seal a ticket for the Olympics if her exploits continue in Italy.

Viviane Härri is third in Orcières-Merlette

15.01.2022 - The speed discipline isn’t the only place where the Swiss women are shining in the European Cup. After two days and two victories for Juliana Suter in the downhill, Obwalden’s Vivianne Härri has taken over, this time in the giant slalom in Orcières-Merlette. The 22-year-old has taken her first podium place on the threshold to the World Cup. However, she also finished at a respectable distance from the winner, France’s Coralie Frasse-Sombet, who beat Austria’s Elisa Mörzinger by 1″70, and Härri by 2″18.

Vivianne Härri, who has just scored her first World Cup points (in Kranjska Gora a week ago), is therefore emerging as one of the leading young Swiss talents in the discipline. She is ranked 5th in the European Cup, which is still dominated by Camille Rast thanks to her two convincing results in December. Note that Vivanne Härri was not the only Swiss to shine in France, as Vanessa Kasper just missed out on a podium place, coming in 0″36 behind her compatriot, after finishing in 3rd place in the first heat.

Selina Egloff (9th), Leana Barmettler (16th) and Delia Durrer (27th) also scored points. A second Giant is scheduled for Sunday in the Ecrins massif.

Juliana Suter is untouchable in the European Cup

14.01.2022 - Juliana Suter has sealed a double victory by winning the second European Cup downhill in Orcières. One….two…and three consecutive European Cup downhill victories for Juliana Suter. After her December success in Val di Fassa and yesterday in the first downhill race in Orcières, the skier from Schwyz proved once again that she is currently in great shape by winning the second race in the Hautes-Alpes resort.

Just like the previous day, the skier from Stoos came in ahead of Alice Robinson, the New Zealander finished almost half a second behind her. The podium was completed by France’s Esther Paslier. Thanks to this latest win, the fifth of her career in this threshold to the World Cup, Jasmina's little sister takes the lead in the overall European Cup ranking. It would hardly be surprising to see the 23 year old Swiss next week on the White Circus circuit in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Again, as was the case the day before, the other Swiss were left behind. Delia Durrer finished 11th, Melanie Michel 19th, Livia Rossi 23rd and Nathalie Gröbli 25th. Valais’ Delphine Darbellay did not finish the competition.

Juliana Suter is on a roll in the European Cup

13.01.2022 - Juliana Suter from Schwyz has won the European Cup downhill in Orcières, sealing her second win this winter. Three weeks after her success in Val di Fassa, Juliana Suter has done it again in the downhill at Orcières. This is the fourth European Cup win in the career of the 23 year old from Stoos in Schwyz, who finished 33 hundredths ahead of Alice Robinson. The talented New Zealander, who is already experienced in the Giant in the World Cup, started with the number 53 bib and achieved a real feat in her very first downhill race at this level. Third place went to Italy’s Monica Zanoner.

As for the Swiss, Delia Durrer, already 5th and 6th in the Val di Fassa, confirmed that she is on good form by taking 7th place in the Hautes-Alpes resort. Nathalie Gröbli finished in 16th place. Delphine Darbellay, the only competitor from French-speaking Switzerland in the race, finished 48th.

Juliana Suter wins, Janine Schmitt takes third place in Val di Fassa

21.12.2021 - Juliana Suter feels at home in the Val di Fassa. Winning the second downhill in Italy, the skier from Schwyz took the sixth of her nine European Cup podium places in the Dolomites. The 23-year-old downhill racer ousted Austrian Christina Ager by 0.08, and her compatriot Janine Schmitt came in 0.14 behind her. The super-G was scheduled for Tuesday, but it was replaced by the second downhill, which had been cancelled the previous day.

Juliana Suter, who injured her knee in January, confirmed that she has returned to top form, after taking second place in the first downhill on Sunday. Jasmina's sister is now leading the European Cup rankings, and could feature in her first World Cup in January. But the other great Swiss performance of the day belonged to Janine Schmitt. The 21 year old from St. Gallen took her first podium place, having never placed above 11th previously in the European Cup.

Delia Durrer, who had come in 5th place on Sunday, came in 6th this time. Melanie Michel finished 11th, Katja Grossmann 14th, Livia Rossi 24th and Nathalie Gröbli 30th.

The European Cup women are now on their end of year break. The programme will resume between 12 and 16 January in Orcières-Merlette (FRA), with two downhills and two Giants. Happy holidays to all!

Juliana Suter returns to the podium

19.12.2021 - After injuring her left knee back in January, Juliana Suter is back in the spotlight. In Val di Fassa, the 23-year-old skier took 2nd place in the first downhill that she has been able to compete in this winter. Thanks notably to an impressive finish, the skier from Schwyz was beaten only by Emily Schöpf, who in the end, beat her by just one hundredth of a second in the European Cup in Val di Fassa. The Austrian has never finished above 9th place previously in the European Cup.

Juliana Suter has always been at ease on the Italian piste, as she has achieved 5 of her 8 European Cup podium places here, as well as winning the junior world title in 2019. While Germany’s Katrin Hirtl-Stanggassinger completed the podium, the other Swiss competitors also had reason to be proud, for example Delia Furrer, in 5th place. Katja Grossmann took 9th place, Melanie Michel 12th, Janine Schmitt 18th, Livia Rossi 20th, Nathalie Gröbli 24th and Flavia Lüönd 30th.

A second downhill and a super-G are still scheduled in the Italian resort.

Selina Egloff and Elena Stoffel in the top ten

16.12.2021 - The Swiss remained in the background in the Women’s European Cup slalom in Weiblich. In Austria, Selina Egloff took 9th place, just ahead of Elena Stoffel. The Valais native, who was in 5th place the previous day, had a long wait in the start gate before the second race after Italian Lorina Peterlini’s fall. However the skier from Unterbäch remains in third place in the slalom rankings. Nicole Good was 12th, while Fribourg’s Valentine Macheret gained some points, finishing in 26th place.

The experienced Austrians, on home ground, managed a double win. Chiara Mair won, ahead of Katharina Gallhuber. Sweden’s Elsa Fermbäck climbed onto the third step of the podium.

Elena Stoffel from Upper Valais takes 5th place in Valle Aurina

15.12.2021 - The European Cup continues to favour the Swiss skiers. This Wednesday, however, they missed an opportunity to take to the podium. In the slalom in Valle Aurina (ITA), it was Sweden's Elsa Fermbäck that won, 0.18 ahead of Croatia's Leona Popovic and 0.43 in front of Austria's Chiara Mair. Elena Stoffel finished in a respectable 5th place in this challenging event, 0.13 away from a podium place. Second overall, Selina Egloff took 7th place, Nicole Good 15th, and Lorina Zelger 26th. In 36th place, Valentine Macheret missed out on points.

Camille Rast and Selina Egloff celebrate a Swiss double! 

12.12.2021 - The Swiss women were absolutely convincing in the second giant slalom in the European Cup in Andalo ITA: Camille Rast, in second place the day before, won 0.75 seconds ahead of Selina Egloff and 1.24 ahead of Hilma Loevblom from Sweden. Viviane Härri and Simone Wild, the next Swiss, came in 5th and 6th place, ahead of Saturday's winner, Zrinka Ljutic CRO. Rast, 22, claimed a second European Cup win in her career, after Inichen in March 2017 (slalom), with the fastest time in the final, after finishing 0.24 seconds behind the leader Loevblom in the morning. 20-year-old Selina Egloff from Engadin took a European Cup podium place for the second time since the 2020 season, with the second-best time in this second leg. In the third race of the season, Lorina Zelger scored points for the third time (23rd). Rast now leads the European Cup Giant Slalom with 180 points, ahead of Egloff (138) and Ljutic (136).

Camille Rast shines in the European Cup

11.12.2021 - Camille Rast finished in 2nd place in the first of two European Cup Giants in Andalo, Italy. The race was won by Croatia’s Zrinka Ljutic (17 years old) and Poland’s Magdalena Luczak finished third.

This is a very positive result for the 22-year-old, who is trying to get back to top form in the giant slalom. After missing the 2019-2020 season due to a knee injury, Camille Rast has managed to return to a very good level in slalom, where she is among the top 20 in the world, but she still struggles in the giant, starting outside of the top 30 in the World Cup.

Next on the podium was Lorina Zelger (3rd in the season opener in Mayrhofen), Elena Stoffel (2nd in Pass Thurn) and Jasmina Suter (2nd in Zinal).

It was a good overall result for the Switzerland, with three athletes ranked from 9th to 11th places, thanks to Selina Egloff (9th), Simone Wild (10th) and Vivianne Haerri (11th). In the top 30, Vanessa Kasper was in 15th place, Leana Barmettler was a little further behind in 23rd place, and Lorina Zelger was 26th. Delia Durrer was eliminated in the second round.

Austria dominates in Zinal - Podium for Jasmina Suter

9.12.2021 - The first speed races in the Women's European Cup in Zinal all had to be organised on the same day, as the weather did not cooperate on Wednesday. The two Super G races were won by experienced Austrians: in the morning, Christina Ager, 26, won for the sixth time in the European Cup in 1:00.85, 0.42 seconds ahead of Estelle Alphand (SWE) and 0.48 ahead of her teammate Elisabeth Reisinger, who managed to take revenge in the early afternoon; the 25-year old celebrated her seventh European Cup victory, 0.24 seconds ahead of Swiss Jasmina Suter and 0.37 ahead of Ager. Five Austrians finished in the top 10 (along with two Swedes and two French, including Tessa Worley!), while Jasmina Suter (10th) was the only Swiss that managed to stay among the leaders from the first race onwards. Switzerland’s Nathalie Groebli (14th twice), Katja Grossmann (17th and 11th), Viviane Haerri (25th twice), Melanie Michel (24th), Julie Trummer (26th) and Jasmin Mathis (30th) also collected European Cup points in the morning, as well as Delia Durrer (18th), Livia Rossi (22nd) and Juliana Suter (25th) in the afternoon.

Elena Stoffel in ambush, Valentine Macheret in the top 15

3.12.2021 - On the podium the day before, Elena Stoffel had to be satisfied with 7th place in the second European Cup slalom in Pass Thurn. Valentine Macheret was back in the top 15 for the first time in two years.

Elena Stoffel once again gave the best performance among the Swiss skiers in the second slalom in Pass Thurn. The Valais native, who was 2nd on Thursday, didn’t manage a repeat of her performance the day before, but finished 7th, 0.67 seconds away from a podium place, and 1.14 from victory, which went to the talented 18 year old German Emma Aicher.

The Swiss women’s team gave a great performance in Austria, with Nicole Good (12th), Selina Egloff (13th) and Valentine Macheret (14th). It’s a great performance for Valentine Macheret who has been waiting for two years, to the day, for a performance like this in the lobby for the World Cup, with a 12th place in the Funesdalen (SUE) slalom. The 23 year old from Fribourg is back in the top 15 on the continental circuit after a complicated season last year, which she ended with a flourish by becoming Swiss slalom vice-champion. This result will allow the skier from Broc, who had a great first run by finishing 9th with number 44, to go up a few numbers in the next races.

This slalom did wreak some havoc, as only 33 skiers out of the 96 that started made it through the two heats.

Second place for Valais’ Elena Stoffel Thurn

2.12.2021 - Elena Stoffel has really digested her return from the United States and the time difference. Four days after her 25th place in the World Cup slalom in Killington, the Valais skier from Unterbäch placed second in the tough European Cup slalom in Pass Thurn, and was only beaten by the German prodigy Emma Aicher by 0.87 seconds. In 2nd place already after the first heat, the Swiss skier maintained her runner-up position, 0.06 hundredths ahead of the Austrian Franziska Gritsch.

After a knee injury in autumn 2020, which meant she had to draw a line through last winter, Elena Stoffel seems to have recovered her form and her verve. Although still worried a few weeks ago, her heavy fall during the second slalom in Levi allowed her to gain confidence in her knee in a way, and as it held up, she is now able to let loose. This is her third consecutive podium in the World Cup antechamber, as she finished the 2019-2020 season with a win and a second place in Bad Wiessee (GER).

A second Valaisan is in the top 10, Charlotte Lingg, winner of the European Cup giant in Mayrhofen on Monday, who is skiing for Liechtenstein. Selina Egloff took 10th place, Lorina Zelger 17th. Amélie Klopfenstein was 35th, just ahead of Valentine Macheret in 38th place.

Lorina Zelger on the podium in Austria

29.11.2o21 - Lorina Zelger has finished in third place in the European Cup Giant in Mayrhofen. The victory in Austria went to Charlotte Lingg from Valais, skiing for Liechtenstein.

Although the Swiss skiers narrowly missed out in their quest for a European Cup podium place in the Super G in Zinal, the Giant in Mayrhofen favoured Lorina Zelger. The 22 year old from St. Gallen took third place in Austria, in the opening race of the competition season. The skier from Gams, with three World Cup starts to her name in 2018, took her place on the podium for the first time in the elite antechamber.

A victory with a Valaisan flavour

The Swiss athlete was beaten by Austria’s Franziska Gritsch, a regular in the World Cup, who took second place. And victory went to Charlotte Lingg from Valais, who has been racing for Liechtenstein for over a year now. This was the Zermatt skier’s first victory at this level.

The Swiss women’s team achieved a good overall result, with Vanessa Kasper (7th), Selina Egloff (9th) and Leana Barmettler (11th) in the top 15. Amélie Klopfenstein started with number 51 and finished 39th. Delphine Darbellay was eliminated in the first heat.