|— Alpine ski racer —|
Dopfer in January 2008
|Disciplines||Giant Slalom, Slalom|
24 August 1987 |
Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|World Cup debut||28 October 2007 (age 20)|
|Teams||1 – (2014)|
|Teams||2 – (2011, 2013)|
|Seasons||4th – (2011–14)|
|Podiums||4 – (2 GS, 2 SL)|
|Overall titles||0 – (11th in 2013)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (7th in GS, 2012)|
Born in Innsbruck, Austria, to a German father and an Austrian mother, the family lived in both countries during his youth. They lived in Schongau, Bavaria in Germany until Dopfer was age 10, when the family moved to the Tyrol in Austria.
Dopfer raced for Austria through April 2007, then joined the German team that summer and made his World Cup debut in October 2007. During his first three seasons on the German team, he raced primarily on the European Cup circuit, with several World Cup starts per season, but no results. He moved up to the World Cup team for the 2011 season, and attained his first World Cup podium (and first top ten) in December 2011 in a giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado. It was the first World Cup GS podium for a German male in nearly 18 years, since January 1994.
World Cup results
- Standings through 9 March 2014
|2012||4 Dec 2011||Beaver Creek, USA||Giant Slalom||3rd|
|15 Jan 2012||Wengen, Switzerland||Slalom||3rd|
|2013||12 Jan 2013||Adelboden, Switzerland||Giant Slalom||2nd|
|2014||9 Mar 2014||Kranjska Gora, Slovenia||Slalom||2nd|
World Championship results
- You Tube.com – Dopfer takes 2nd in GS at Adelboden – 12-Jan-2013
- "Hirscher edges Ligety for Birds of Prey GS win". Ski Racing.com. December 4, 2011.