Marcel Hirscher Val d'Isere 2018

Alpine Ski Racing

Marcel Hirscher Confirms Retirement, Aged 30

Following Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal earlier this year, Austrian ski racer Marcel Hirscher is the latest big name to announce his retirement from the sport at the age of 30.

Hirscher is the current overall World Cup champion, a title he has won eight times from 2012 through to 2019 winning more Crystal Globes than anyone else in history.

However following his marriage and then the birth of his son last year he says his priorities have changed.  He made his retirement announcement at a much publicised press conference, broadcast live on prime time Austrian TV.

Among his many achievements Hirscher has won 67 World Cup races, the third in the world for downhill skiing behind only Ingemar Stenmark (86) and Lindsey Vonn (82).

He has also has two Winter Olympic and seven World Championship gold medals as well as  being voted five-time Austrian “athlete of the year” (another record).

InTheSnow interviewed Marcel in 2015 and again last year.