1979 Alpine Skiing World Cup

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The 13th World Cup season began in December 1978 in Austria and concluded in March 1979 in Japan. The overall winners were Peter Lüscher of Switzerland and Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria.

Men[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Country Date
1 Giant Schladming Austria December 9, 1978
2 Downhill Schladming Austria December 10, 1978
3 Combined Race 1 and 2
4 Slalom Madonna di Campiglio Italy December 13, 1978
5 Downhill Val Gardena Italy December 16, 1978
6 Downhill Val Gardena Italy December 17, 1978
7 Slalom Kranjska Gora Yugoslavia December 21, 1978
8 Giant Kranjska Gora Yugoslavia December 22, 1978
9 Downhill Morzine France January 6, 1979
10 Giant Courchevel France January 7, 1979
11 Slalom Crans Montana Switzerland January 9, 1979
12 Downhill Crans Montana Switzerland January 14, 1979
13 Slalom Crans Montana Switzerland January 15, 1979
14 Combined Race 12 and 13
15 Giant Adelboden Switzerland January 16, 1979
16 Downhill Kitzbühel Austria January 20, 1979
17 Slalom Kitzbühel Austria January 21, 1979
18 Combined Race 16 and 17
19 Giant Steinach Austria January 23, 1979
20 Downhill Garmisch-Partenkirchen West Germany January 27, 1979
21 Slalom Garmisch-Partenkirchen West Germany January 28, 1979
22 Combined Race 20 and 21
23 Downhill Villars Switzerland February 1, 1979
24 Giant Jasná Czechoslovakia February 4, 1979
25 Slalom Jasná Czechoslovakia February 5, 1979
26 Slalom Oslo Norway February 7, 1979
27 Giant Åre Sweden February 10, 1979
28 Slalom Åre Sweden February 11, 1979
29 Downhill Lake Placid, NY United States March 3, 1979
30 Giant Lake Placid, NY United States March 4, 1979
31 Giant Heavenly Valley, CA United States March 12, 1979
32 Slalom Furano Japan March 17, 1979
33 Giant Furano Japan March 19, 1979

Men's overall results[edit]

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In Men's Overall World Cup 1978/79 the best 3 results of each discipline count; best three downhills, best three giant slaloms, best three slaloms and best three combined. 37 racers had a point deduction. Ingemar Stenmark had 260 (!) points deduction and won 13 races.

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined
1 Peter Lüscher Switzerland 186 0 64 57 65
2 Leonhard Stock Austria 163 57 50 17 39
3 Phil Mahre United States 155 0 27 72 56
4 Piero Gros Italy 152 0 58 57 37
5 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 150 0 75 75 0
6 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 148 0 59 34 55
7 Anton Steiner Austria 107 10 33 36 28
8 Bojan Križaj Yugoslavia 106 0 66 40 0
9 Gustav Thöni Italy 92 0 26 54 12
10 Steve Mahre United States 86 0 25 47 14
11 Leonardo David Italy 85 0 25 60 0
12 Hans Enn Austria 81 0 63 18 0
13 Jacques Lüthy Switzerland 79 0 52 27 0
14 Christian Neureuther West Germany 74 0 0 74 0
15 Peter Wirnsberger Austria 72 70 0 2 0
Peter Müller Switzerland 72 69 2 0 1

Men's Downhill results[edit]

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In Men's Downhill World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Seven racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Peter Müller won the cup with only one win. There were 8 different winners in 9 races. Leonardo David crashed in the race No. 29. He died after being in a coma for nearly six years.

Place Name Country Total Points 2AUT 5ITA 6ITA 9FRA 12SUI 16AUT 20GER 23SUI 29USA
1 Peter Müller Switzerland 109 - 20 20 (2) 20 - (4) 25 24
2 Peter Wirnsberger Austria 89 8 (2) 11 - - 20 25 - 25
3 Toni Bürgler Switzerland 80 - 11 - - 25 2 - 22 20
4 Uli Spieß Austria 75 - - 4 15 - 15 20 (2) 21
Ken Read Canada 75 25 - 15 - 15 1 - - 19
6 Leonhard Stock Austria 67 - - - - 6 4 11 24 22
7 Herbert Plank Italy 65 11 (4) - 20 - 8 15 - 11
8 Werner Grissmann Austria 63 - - - 6 11 6 (6) 23 17
Sepp Ferstl West Germany 63 (1) - - 3 - 25 8 14 13
10 Dave Murray Canada 52 20 - 3 - 2 - - 4 23
Steve Podborski Canada 52 2 (1) - 25 4 3 - - 18
12 Erik Håker Norway 41 - - 25 - - - - - 16
13 Josef Walcher Austria 40 - 25 - - - - - 15 -

Men's Giant Slalom results[edit]

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In Men's Giant Slalom World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Nine racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Ingemar Stenmark won the cup with maximum points by winning ALL 10 events. He won his fifth Giant Slalom World Cup in a row.

Place Name Country Total Points 1AUT 8YUG 10FRA 15SUI 19AUT 24TCH 27SWE 30USA 31USA 33JPN
1 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 125 25 25 25 25 25 (25) (25) (25) (25) (25)
2 Peter Lüscher Switzerland 104 20 20 20 - (20) - (2) 23 21 (19)
3 Bojan Križaj Yugoslavia 96 - 15 15 (6) - 20 - 22 24 (15)
4 Heini Hemmi Switzerland 86 (2) 11 (8) (11) (11) 15 (8) 21 15 24
5 Jacques Lüthy Switzerland 75 (1) - - 15 (1) 8 15 - 16 21
6 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 74 - - - 20 15 - - 19 20 -
Piero Gros Italy 74 8 8 - (4) - (1) - 16 22 20
8 Jean-Luc Fournier France 73 11 (2) 11 (8) - - - 18 10 23
9 Hans Enn Austria 70 - - - - 3 - 4 24 23 16
10 Leonhard Stock Austria 69 - - (3) - 8 (2) 11 20 13 17

Men's Slalom results[edit]

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In Men's Slalom World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Six racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Ingemar Stenmark won his fifth Slalom World Cup in a row.

Place Name Country Total Points 4ITA 7YUG 11SUI 13SUI 17AUT 21GER 25TCH 26NOR 28SWE 32JPN
1 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden 119 - 25 - (15) 20 (11) (15) 24 25 25
2 Phil Mahre United States 107 - - (8) (2) 15 20 25 23 24 -
3 Christian Neureuther West Germany 97 15 - 25 8 25 - - - - 24
4 Petar Popangelov Bulgaria 96 (11) - 20 - - 15 (3) 19 20 22
5 Paul Frommelt Liechtenstein 92 - 20 (3) 25 11 - - - 13 23
6 Peter Lüscher Switzerland 72 20 - - (3) - 25 4 - 11 12
7 Piero Gros Italy 71 6 (4) (6) - (3) 8 - 21 19 17
8 Leonardo David Italy 70 4 15 - - 6 - 20 25 - -
9 Gustav Thöni Italy 64 (3) - (1) - 6 4 - 18 23 13
10 Martial Donnet Switzerland 63 25 1 11 6 - - - - - 20

Men's combined results[edit]

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There was no special discipline world cup for Combined awarded. The best three results only count for the Overall World Cup.

Place Name Country Total Points 3AUT 14SUI 18AUT 22GER
1 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein 70 15 20 20 15
2 Peter Lüscher Switzerland 69 25 4 15 25
3 Phil Mahre United States 60 11 25 4 20
4 Piero Gros Italy 41 4 15 11 11
5 Leonhard Stock Austria 39 20 11 - 8
6 Anton Steiner Austria 28 - 3 25 -
7 Bohumír Zeman Czechoslovakia 18 8 - 6 4
8 Steve Mahre United States 14 - 8 - 6
Herbert Plank Italy 14 3 - 8 3
10 Gustav Thöni Italy 12 6 6 - -

Men's Team results[edit]

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined Racers Wins
1 Austria 1041 435 277 262 67 18 4
2 Switzerland 944 320 375 179 70 15 6
3 Italy 711 162 187 295 67 16 1
4 Sweden 505 0 296 209 0 5 13
5 United States 369 33 82 178 76 11 2
6 Yugoslavia 285 0 206 79 0 4 0
7 Liechtenstein 284 0 81 133 70 3 1
8 West Germany 199 82 8 105 4 5 3
9 Canada 195 190 3 0 2 5 2
10 Bulgaria 115 0 5 110 0 1 0
11 France 110 18 83 9 0 4 0
12 Czechoslovakia 72 0 29 25 18 1 0
13 Norway 65 41 0 24 0 4 1
14 Soviet Union 55 36 8 9 2 5 0
15 Japan 28 0 3 25 0 5 0
16 Spain 3 0 0 0 3 1 0
17 Poland 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Women[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Country Date
1 Downhill Piancavallo Italy December 9, 1978
2 Slalom Piancavallo Italy December 10, 1978
3 Giant Piancavallo Italy December 12, 1978
4 Downhill Val d'Isère France December 17, 1978
5 Giant Val d'Isère France December 18, 1978
6 Combined Race 4 and 5
7 Giant Les Gets France January 7, 1979
8 Slalom Les Gets France January 8, 1979
9 Downhill Les Diablerets Switzerland January 12, 1979
10 Downhill Meiringen Switzerland January 17, 1979
11 Slalom Meiringen Switzerland January 19, 1979
12 Combined Race 10 and 11
13 Slalom Schruns Austria January 23, 1979
14 Downhill Schruns Austria January 26, 1979
15 Combined Race 13 and 14
16 Slalom Mellau Austria January 27, 1979
17 Slalom Pfronten West Germany February 3, 1979
18 Downhill Pfronten West Germany February 4, 1979
19 Combined Race 17 and 18
20 Giant Berchtesgaden West Germany February 6, 1979
21 Slalom Maribor Yugoslavia February 8, 1979
22 Downhill Lake Placid, NY United States March 2, 1979
23 Giant Aspen, CO United States March 8, 1979
24 Giant Heavenly Valley, CA United States March 11, 1979
25 Slalom Furano Japan March 18, 1979
26 Giant Furano Japan March 19, 1979

Women's overall results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Overall World Cup 1978/79 the best 3 results of each discipline count; best three downhills, best three giant slaloms, best three slaloms and best three combined. 25 racers had a point deduction. Annemarie Moser-Pröll won her sixth Overall World Cup - this record is still unbeaten.

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined
1 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 243 75 40 58 70
2 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 240 40 71 74 55
3 Irene Epple West Germany 189 66 70 17 36
4 Cindy Nelson United States 168 67 43 12 46
5 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 156 63 68 0 25
6 Fabienne Serrat France 151 6 61 49 35
7 Regina Sackl Austria 112 0 39 73 0
8 Christa Kinshofer West Germany 110 0 75 35 0
9 Perrine Pelen France 100 0 32 65 3
10 Claudia Giordani Italy 98 3 23 55 17
11 Lea Sölkner Austria 95 0 29 66 0
12 Regine Mösenlechner West Germany 85 0 31 46 8
13 Maria Rosa Quario Italy 84 0 19 65 0
14 Daniela Zini Italy 82 0 28 54 0
15 Erika Hess Switzerland 76 0 43 33 0

Women's Downhill results[edit]

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In Women's Downhill World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Five racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Annemarie Moser-Pröll won 6 races out of 7 and five races in a row. She won the World Cup with maximum points. Together with the last two downhill races last season 1977/78, she won 7 downhill races in a row. She won her seventh Downhill World Cup - this record is still unbeaten.

Place Name Country Total Points 1ITA 4FRA 9SUI 10SUI 14AUT 18GER 22USA
1 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 125 25 25 25 25 25 - (25)
2 Bernadette Zurbriggen Switzerland 90 - 15 - 15 19 18 23
3 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 89 (8) 11 15 (6) 22 17 24
4 Cindy Nelson United States 82 (1) - 11 4 24 25 18
5 Irene Epple West Germany 81 (4) (1) 8 20 23 23 7
6 Evi Mittermaier West Germany 67 - 20 20 - 18 9 -
7 Edith Peter Austria 64 8 6 (6) 8 21 - 21
8 Caroline Attia France 55 2 3 - 11 - 24 15
9 Annemarie Bischofsberger West Germany 49 - - - - 9 20 20
10 Cornelia Pröll Austria 41 - - - - - 19 22
Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 41 - - - 1 13 15 12
Brigitte Totschnig Austria 41 - - - - 20 12 9

Women's Giant Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Giant Slalom World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Four racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Christa Kinshofer won five races in a row. She won the World Cup with maximum points.

Place Name Country Total Points 3ITA 5FRA 7FRA 20GER 23USA 24USA 26JPN
1 Christa Kinshofer West Germany 125 - 25 25 25 25 25 (14)
2 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 112 25 20 (20) (6) 22 24 21
3 Irene Epple West Germany 105 15 - (1) 20 24 23 23
4 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 94 20 15 11 (4) 23 - 25
5 Fabienne Serrat France 65 - - 4 - 21 21 19
6 Heidi Preuss United States 58 - - - - 19 17 22
7 Cindy Nelson United States 46 - 3 - - 13 10 20
Viki Fleckenstein United States 46 - - - - 14 14 18
9 Regina Sackl Austria 45 - 6 15 11 - 13 -
10 Erika Hess Switzerland 43 - - - - 20 22 1

Women's Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Slalom World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Six racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets.

Place Name Country Total Points 2ITA 8FRA 11SUI 13AUT 16AUT 17GER 21YUG 25JPN
1 Regina Sackl Austria 105 (1) 25 25 - (8) 23 22 10
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 87 (4) 15 - 15 20 14 - 23
3 Lea Sölkner Austria 84 - 2 - 25 - 22 19 16
4 Perrine Pelen France 82 20 20 2 - 15 - - 25
5 Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 81 - (1) - 4 3 25 25 24
Claudia Giordani Italy 81 15 (8) 20 20 (4) 13 - 13
7 Maria Rosa Quario Italy 69 - 4 - - 25 17 23 -
8 Fabienne Serrat France 63 (2) 11 3 - 11 24 - 14
9 Daniela Zini Italy 61 - 6 - 11 1 21 - 22
10 Christa Zechmeister West Germany 51 6 - (1) 6 - 8 11 20
11 Regine Mösenlechner West Germany 50 - - 4 8 - - 21 17
12 Pamela Behr West Germany 46 - - - 4 - 21 - 21
13 Abbi Fisher United States 40 25 - - - - 25 - -

Women's combined results[edit]

see complete table

There was no special discipline world cup for Combined awarded. The best three results only count for the Overall World Cup.

Place Name Country Total Points 6FRA 12SUI 15AUT 19GER
1 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria 70 20 25 25 -
Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein 70 15 15 15 25
3 Cindy Nelson United States 57 11 11 20 15
4 Irene Epple West Germany 36 - 8 8 20
5 Fabienne Serrat France 35 4 20 - 11
6 Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland 25 25 - - -
7 Claudia Giordani Italy 17 - 6 11 -
8 Andrea Haaser Austria 10 6 4 - -
9 Regine Mösenlechner West Germany 8 8 - - -
Abbi Fisher United States 8 - - - 8

Women's Team results[edit]

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined Racers Wins
1 Austria 1054 394 178 401 81 16 11
2 West Germany 797 240 306 202 49 10 5
3 United States 640 168 257 143 72 12 2
4 Switzerland 571 309 169 61 32 10 2
5 France 458 127 111 173 47 13 1
6 Italy 408 14 83 294 17 7 1
7 Liechtenstein 393 49 173 96 75 3 4
8 Czechoslovakia 170 38 76 50 6 4 0
9 Soviet Union 28 0 3 24 1 2 0
10 Canada 14 14 0 0 0 2 0
11 Yugoslavia 12 0 0 12 0 3 0
12 Belgium 3 3 0 0 0 1 0

Nationscup[edit]

Place Country Total Points Men Women
1 Austria 2095 1041 1054
2 Switzerland 1515 944 571
3 Italy 1119 711 408
4 United States 1009 369 640
5 West Germany 996 199 797
6 Liechtenstein 677 284 393
7 France 568 110 458
8 Sweden 505 505 0
9 Yugoslavia 297 285 12
10 Czechoslovakia 242 72 170
11 Canada 209 195 14
12 Bulgaria 115 115 0
13 Soviet Union 83 55 28
14 Norway 65 65 0
15 Japan 28 28 0
16 Belgium 3 0 3
Spain 3 3 0
18 Poland 1 1 0

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