|Full name||Josef Stiegler|
20 April 1937 |
Josef "Pepi" Stiegler (born 20 April 1937 in Lienz, Austria) is a former alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. He was a member of the Austrian national ski team during the late 1950s and early 1960s and was one of the world's premier racers. His two children are on the U.S. Ski Team: daughter Resi (b. 1985) is on the World Cup team and son Seppi (b. 1988) is on the Nor-Am circuit.
At the 1960 Winter Olympics of Squaw Valley, Stiegler won a silver medal in the giant slalom and took fifth place in the slalom. At the 1964 Winter Olympics of Innsbruck, he took the bronze medal in giant slalom at Axamer Lizum and then won the gold in slalom, edging out American medalists Billy Kidd and Jimmie Heuga.
Pepi Stiegler later made appearances at many ski events in the United States and wrote articles for ski magazines. In 1965, he became the first ski school director at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he served for 29 years, followed by eight years as ambassador of skiing. He stepped down in 2002 after 37 years with the resort.
Olympic results 
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- Wallechinsky, David; Jaime Loucky (2005). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-45-8
- "Pepi steps down". Jackson Hole News & Guide. March 13, 2002.
- Cannon, Ben (August 12, 2009). "At home with Pepi". Jackson Hole Weekly.
- McDonald, Brenda (May 8, 2003). "Former Olympian goes for graduation gold". Montana State University. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- Josef Stiegler at the International Ski Federation
- Josef Stiegler in the Aeiou Encyclopedia (German)
- Ski-db.com – results – 1964 Winter Olympics
- Sports-Reference.com – Olympic results – Pepi Stiegler
- U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame – Josef Stiegler
- Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame – Pepi Stielger
- pepistieglers.com – Pepi Stiegler
|Austrian Sportsman of the Year