1978 Alpine Skiing World Cup

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The 12th World Cup season began in December 1977 and concluded in March 1978. Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden won his third consecutive overall title. Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein won the women's overall title.

A break in the schedule was for the 1978 World Championships, held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, West Germany, between January 29 and February 5, 1978.

During this season, no combined was scheduled for the World Cup. Combined was resumed in the following season 1978/79.

Men[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Country Date
1 Giant Val d'Isère France December 10, 1977
2 Downhill Val d'Isère France December 11, 1977
3 Slalom Madonna di Campiglio Italy December 13, 1977
4 Giant Madonna di Campiglio Italy December 14, 1977
5 Downhill Val Gardena Italy December 18, 1977
6 Downhill Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy December 22, 1977
7 Slalom Oberstaufen West Germany January 5, 1978
8 Giant Zwiesel West Germany January 8, 1978
9 Slalom Zwiesel West Germany January 9, 1978
10 Slalom Wengen Switzerland January 15, 1978
11 Giant Adelboden Switzerland January 17, 1978
12 Downhill Kitzbühel Austria January 20, 1978
13 Downhill Kitzbühel Austria January 21, 1978
14 Slalom Kitzbühel Austria January 22, 1978
15 Downhill Les Houches France February 11, 1978
16 Slalom Chamonix France February 12, 1978
17 Giant Stratton Mountain, Vermont United States March 3, 1978
18 Slalom Stratton Mountain, Vermont United States March 4, 1978
19 Giant Waterville Valley, New Hampshire United States March 6, 1978
20 Downhill Laax Switzerland March 10, 1978
21 Downhill Laax Switzerland March 11, 1978
22 Giant Arosa Switzerland March 18, 1978
23 Parallel slalom Arosa Switzerland March 19, 1978

Men's Overall results[edit]

In Men's Overall World Cup 1977/78 the best 3 results of each discipline count; best three downhills, best three giant slaloms and best three slaloms. The parallel slalom only counts for the Nationscup (or was a show-event). 24 racers had a point deduction. Ingemar Stenmark won his third Overall World Cup in a row!

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom
1 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 150 0 75 75
2 Phil Mahre United States 116 0 65 51
3 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 100 0 70 30
4 Klaus Heidegger Austria 95 0 25 70
5 Herbert Plank Italy 70 70 0 0
Franz Klammer Austria 70 70 0 0
7 Josef Walcher Austria 65 65 0 0
8 Piero Gros Italy 60 0 23 37
Heini Hemmi Switzerland 60 0 60 0
10 Mauro Bernardi Italy 54 0 11 43
11 Ken Read Canada 47 47 0 0
12 Petar Popangelov Bulgaria 43 0 0 43
Uli Spieß Austria 43 43 0 0
14 Michael Veith West Germany 41 41 0 0
Sepp Ferstl West Germany 41 41 0 0

Men's Downhill results[edit]

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In Men's Downhill World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Four racers had a point deduction, which are given in (). For the very first time there was a shared win, when Josef Walcher and Sepp Ferstl tied in the second race at Kitzbühel. Franz Klammer won his fourth Downhill World Cup in a row! This record is still unbeaten!

Place Name Country Total Points 2 5 6 12 13 15 20 21
1 Franz Klammer Austria 96 25 15 (3) 11 (11) - 20 25
2 Josef Walcher Austria 74 15 3 - 25 25 6 - (3)
3 Herbert Plank Italy 73 20 25 25 3 - - - -
4 Ken Read Canada 56 11 - (2) - 3 25 6 11
5 Sepp Ferstl West Germany 49 8 - - - 25 - 8 8
6 Uli Spieß Austria 47 3 2 - - 2 - 25 15
7 Michael Veith West Germany 45 - 11 - - 15 15 4 -
8 Peter Wirnsberger Austria 43 - 20 15 4 - 4 - -
9 Werner Grissmann Austria 39 6 8 (4) 8 6 11 - -
Erik Håker Norway 39 2 - - - - 2 15 20

Men's Giant Slalom results[edit]

In Men's Giant Slalom World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Four racers had a point deduction, which are given in (). Ingemar Stenmark won his fourth Giant Slalom World Cup in a row!

Place Name Country Total Points 1 4 8 11 17 19 22
1 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 120 25 25 25 20 (15) (15) 25
2 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 100 - 15 15 25 (2) 25 20
3 Phil Mahre United States 84 11 (4) 20 8 25 20 (6)
4 Heini Hemmi Switzerland 82 20 20 - 11 20 11 (11)
5 Jean-Luc Fournier Switzerland 32 15 6 11 - - - -
6 Peter Lüscher Switzerland 30 - 1 - 4 6 4 15
7 Klaus Heidegger Austria 27 6 11 8 2 - - -
8 Leonhard Stock Austria 24 8 8 - - - - 8
9 Piero Gros Italy 23 4 - 4 15 - - -
10 Gustav Thöni Italy 17 - 3 3 3 - 8 -

Men's Slalom results[edit]

In Men's Slalom World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Two racers had point a deduction, which are given in (). Ingemar Stenmark won his fourth Slalom World Cup in a row!

Place Name Country Total Points 3 7 9 10 14 16 18
1 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 115 25 25 25 (8) - 20 20
2 Klaus Heidegger Austria 90 20 20 - 25 25 - -
3 Phil Mahre United States 66 11 11 15 - 4 25 -
4 Piero Gros Italy 47 (1) 15 11 4 11 - 6
5 Mauro Bernardi Italy 43 8 - 20 15 - - -
Petar Popangelov Bulgaria 43 3 - - 20 20 - -
7 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 30 4 - - - 15 - 11
8 Paolo De Chiesa Italy 28 - 1 4 - 6 15 2
9 Steve Mahre United States 25 - - - - - - 25
10 Fausto Radici Italy 22 6 4 - 11 1 - -

Men's Team results[edit]

All points were shown including individual deduction. But without parallel slalom, because result ? (Also possible, that the parallel slalom was only a show-event.)

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Racers Wins
1 Austria 555 355 62 138 16 7
2 Italy 314 93 65 156 11 3
3 Sweden 273 0 150 123 1 7
4 Switzerland 267 80 164 23 11 0
5 United States 192 0 101 91 3 2
6 Liechtenstein 150 0 114 50 2 2
7 West Germany 109 94 1 14 4 1
8 Canada 96 96 0 0 3 1
9 Bulgaria 43 0 0 43 1 0
10 Norway 39 39 0 0 1 0
11 Yugoslavia 32 0 12 20 1 0
12 France 12 8 2 2 2 0
13 Japan 9 0 0 9 1 0

Women[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Country Date
1 Downhill Val d'Isère France December 7, 1977
2 Giant Val d'Isère France December 8, 1977
3 Slalom Cervinia Italy December 10, 1977
4 Giant Madonna di Campiglio Italy December 15, 1977
5 Downhill Pfronten West Germany January 6, 1978
6 Downhill Pfronten West Germany January 7, 1978
7 Giant Les Mosses Switzerland January 9, 1978
8 Giant Les Mosses Switzerland January 10, 1978
9 Downhill Les Diablerets Switzerland January 13, 1978
10 Downhill Badgastein Austria January 18, 1978
11 Slalom Badgastein Austria January 19, 1978
12 Slalom Maribor Yugoslavia January 22, 1978
13 Slalom Berchtesgaden West Germany January 24, 1978
14 Slalom Berchtesgaden West Germany January 25, 1978
15 Slalom St. Gervais France February 8, 1978
16 Giant Megève France February 9, 1978
17 Giant Stratton Mountain, Vermont United States March 2, 1978
18 Slalom Stratton Mountain, Vermont United States March 5, 1978
19 Giant Waterville Valley, New Hampshire United States March 7, 1978
20 Downhill Bad Kleinkirchheim Austria March 11, 1978
21 Downhill Bad Kleinkirchheim Austria March 12, 1978
22 Giant Arosa Switzerland March 17, 1978
23 Parallel slalom Arosa Switzerland March 19, 1978

Women's Overall results[edit]

In Women's Overall World Cup 1977/78 the best 3 results of each discipline count; best three downhills, best three giant slaloms and best three slaloms. The parallel slalom only counts for the Nationscup (or was a show-event). 17 racers had a point deduction.

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom
1 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 154 4 75 75
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 147 75 53 19
3 Lise-Marie Morerod Switzerland 135 0 75 60
4 Fabienne Serrat France 105 0 45 60
5 Cindy Nelson United States 97 60 25 12
6 Perrine Pelen France 96 0 21 75
7 Maria Epple West Germany 94 0 55 39
8 Monika Kaserer Austria 76 6 55 15
9 Lea Sölkner Austria 70 0 24 46
10 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 63 55 8 0
11 Irene Epple West Germany 62 32 30 0
12 Evi Mittermaier West Germany 60 60 0 0
13 Becky Dorsey United States 45 0 28 17
14 Doris de Agostini Switzerland 37 37 0 0
15 Abbi Fisher United States 27 0 9 18
Irmgard Lukasser Austria 27 27 0 0

Women's Downhill results[edit]

In Women's Downhill World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Five racers had a point deduction, which are given in (). Annemarie Moser-Pröll won 5 races and won the cup with maximum points. She won her sixth Downhill World Cup.

Place Name Country Total Points 1 5 6 9 10 20 21
1 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 125 (20) 25 25 25 (20) 25 25
2 Cindy Nelson United States 91 - 20 20 11 (8) 20 20
3 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 78 25 (6) 15 8 15 - 15
4 Evi Mittermaier West Germany 74 6 8 (4) 20 25 15 -
5 Doris de Agostini Switzerland 51 11 15 8 6 (4) - 11
6 Irene Epple West Germany 36 - 11 - 15 6 - 4
7 Irmgard Lukasser Austria 32 8 3 - - 2 11 8
8 Brigitte Totschnig Austria 24 4 2 11 3 - 4 -
9 Bernadette Zurbriggen Switzerland 23 - - - - 11 6 6
10 Monika Bader West Germany 16 15 - - - - - 1

Women's Giant Slalom results[edit]

In Women's Giant Slalom World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Five racers had a point deduction, which are given in (). Lise-Marie Morerod won her third Giant Slalom World Cup in a row! This record is still unbeaten!

Place Name Country Total Points 2 4 7 8 16 17 19 22
1 Lise-Marie Morerod Switzerland 115 25 15 25 - 25 (15) 25 (15)
2 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 106 11 25 20 25 (8) 25 - (3)
3 Maria Epple West Germany 77 20 11 15 11 - 20 - -
4 Monika Kaserer Austria 62 15 20 1 20 6 - - -
5 Fabienne Serrat France 60 - 4 11 11 15 (3) 15 -
Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 60 - 8 4 3 20 - - 25
7 Lea Sölkner Austria 36 8 6 8 8 (4) - - 6
8 Becky Dorsey United States 30 6 2 - 1 1 (1) 20 -
Irene Epple West Germany 30 - - - - - 8 2 20
Cindy Nelson United States 30 - (1) - 2 3 6 8 11

Women's Slalom results[edit]

In Women's Slalom World Cup 1977/78 the best 5 results count. Two racers had a point deduction, which are given in ().

Place Name Country Total Points 3 11 12 13 14 15 18
1 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 110 15 20 25 25 25 (11) (15)
2 Perrine Pelen France 105 25 15 - 15 - 25 25
3 Fabienne Serrat France 78 20 - - 3 20 15 20
4 Lise-Marie Morerod Switzerland 71 - 25 - 20 15 8 3
5 Lea Sölkner Austria 65 11 - 15 (2) 8 20 11
6 Maria Epple West Germany 46 1 11 20 - - 6 8
7 Christin Cooper United States 23 - 8 6 8 - 1 -
8 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 19 8 - 11 - - - -
9 Abbi Fisher United States 18 - - - 6 11 - 1
10 Becky Dorsey United States 17 - - 6 - 11 - -

Women's Team results[edit]

All points were shown including individual deduction. But without parallel slalom, because result ? (Also possible, that the parallel slalom was only a show-event.)

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Racers Wins
1 Austria 540 245 178 117 11 6
2 Switzerland 402 169 156 77 7 6
3 West Germany 310 132 113 65 8 1
4 France 276 0 88 188 4 3
5 Liechtenstein 274 4 134 136 2 6
6 United States 268 100 91 77 6 0
7 Canada 11 4 5 2 1 0
8 Italy 10 2 0 8 3 0
Iran 10 10 0 0 1 0

Nationscup[edit]

Place Country Total Points Men Women
1 Austria 1095 555 540
2 Switzerland 669 267 402
3 United States 460 192 268
4 Liechtenstein 424 150 274
5 West Germany 419 109 310
6 Italy 324 314 10
7 France 288 12 276
8 Sweden 273 273 0
9 Canada 107 96 11
10 Bulgaria 43 43 0
11 Norway 39 39 0
12 Yugoslavia 32 32 0
13 Iran 10 0 10
14 Japan 9 9 0

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