1979 Alpine Skiing World Cup

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Alpine Ski World Cup 1978/79
Discipline Men Ladies
Overall Switzerland Peter Lüscher Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
Downhill Switzerland Peter Müller Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
Giant slalom Sweden Ingemar Stenmark West Germany Christa Kinshofer
Slalom Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Austria Regina Sackl
Nations Cup Austria Austria Austria Austria
Nations Cup overall Austria Austria
Competition
Locations 18 14
Individual 33 26

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, his first overall win, and Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria, her sixth (which remained the record until 2017-18, when Austria's Marcel Hirscher won his seventh overall title). Although Ingemar Stenmark did not win the overall title due to restrictions on the number of races that counted for overall championship points, he won 13 races during the season (including the last four in a row and six of the last seven) to break Jean-Claude Killy's record of 12 race wins during the inaugural season of the World Cup, which (as of 2018) still stands as the record for most wins by a male skier in a World Cup season.

The World Cup race scoring system, which had remained unchanged since the start of the World Cup in 1967 as a "Top 10" points system (ranging from 25 points for first, 20 for second, 15 for third, and down to 1 point for tenth), was amended this season for the final two downhills and the final three giant slaloms and slaloms to a "Top 25" system (ranging from 25 points for first to 1 point for 25th). This system was abandoned after the end of the season, and a new "Top 15" system was introduced beginning in 1980.

Calendar[edit]

Key[edit]

DH downhill
GS giant slalom
SL slalom
K traditional combined

Men[edit]

[1]

Race Date Venue Event Winner Second Third
1 9 December 1978 Austria Schladming GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Switzerland Peter Lüscher Italy Leonardo David
2 10 December 1978 DH Canada Ken Read Canada Dave Murray Soviet Union Vladimir Makeev
3 10 December 1978 K Switzerland Peter Lüscher Austria Leonhard Stock Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel
4 13 December 1978 Italy Madonna di Campiglio SL Switzerland Martial Donnet Switzerland Peter Lüscher West Germany Christian Neureuther
5 16 December 1978 Italy Val Gardena DH Austria Josef Walcher Switzerland Peter Müller Switzerland Walter Vesti
6 17 December 1978 DH Norway Erik Håker Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Ken Read
7 21 December 1978 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kranjska Gora SL Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Liechtenstein Paul Frommelt Italy Leonardo David
8 22 December 1978 GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Switzerland Peter Lüscher Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojan Križaj
9 6 January 1979 France Morzine DH Canada Steve Podborski Italy Herbert Plank Austria Uli Spieß
10 7 January 1979 France Courchevel GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Switzerland Peter Lüscher Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojan Križaj
11 9 January 1979 Switzerland Crans-Montana SL West Germany Christian Neureuther Bulgaria Petar Popangelov Italy Karl Trojer
12 14 January 1979 DH Switzerland Toni Bürgler Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Ken Read
13 15 January 1979 SL Liechtenstein Paul Frommelt Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel Sweden Ingemar Stenmark
14 15 January 1979 K United States Phil Mahre Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel Italy Piero Gros
15 16 January 1979 Switzerland Adelboden GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel Switzerland Jacques Lüthy
16 20 January 1979 Austria Kitzbühel DH West Germany Sepp Ferstl Austria Peter Wirnsberger Austria Uli Spieß
17 21 January 1979 SL West Germany Christian Neureuther Sweden Ingemar Stenmark United States Phil Mahre
18 21 January 1979 K Austria Anton Steiner Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel Switzerland Peter Lüscher
19 23 January 1979 Austria Steinach GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Switzerland Peter Lüscher Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel
20 27 January 1979 West Germany Garmisch DH Austria Peter Wirnsberger Austria Uli Spieß Italy Herbert Plank
21 28 January 1979 SL Switzerland Peter Lüscher United States Phil Mahre Bulgaria Petar Popangelov
22 28 January 1979 K Switzerland Peter Lüscher United States Phil Mahre Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel
23 1 February 1979 Switzerland Villars DH Switzerland Peter Müller Austria Leonhard Stock Austria Werner Grissmann
24 4 February 1979 Czechoslovakia Jasná GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojan Križaj Switzerland Heini Hemmi
25 5 February 1979 SL United States Phil Mahre Italy Leonardo David Sweden Ingemar Stenmark
26 7 February 1979 Norway Oslo SL Italy Leonardo David Sweden Ingemar Stenmark United States Phil Mahre
27 10 February 1979 Sweden Åre GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark United States Phil Mahre Switzerland Jacques Lüthy
28 11 February 1979 SL Sweden Ingemar Stenmark United States Phil Mahre Italy Gustav Thöni
29 3 March 1979 United States Lake Placid DH Austria Peter Wirnsberger Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Dave Murray
30 4 March 1979 GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Austria Hans Enn Switzerland Peter Lüscher
31 12 March 1979 United States Heavenly Valley GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojan Križaj Austria Hans Enn
32 17 March 1979 Japan Furano SL Sweden Ingemar Stenmark West Germany Christian Neureuther Liechtenstein Paul Frommelt
33 19 March 1979 GS Sweden Ingemar Stenmark Switzerland Heini Hemmi Switzerland Jean-Luc Fournier

Ladies[edit]

[2]

Race Date Venue Event Winner Second Third
1 9 December 1978 Italy Piancavallo DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll Switzerland Doris de Agostini Switzerland Evelyne Dirren
2 10 December 1978 SL United States Abbi Fisher France Perrine Pelen Italy Claudia Giordani
United States Tamara McKinney
3 12 December 1978 GS Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig West Germany Irene Epple
4 17 December 1978 France Val d'Isère DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll West Germany Evi Mittermaier Switzerland Bernadette Zurbriggen
5 18 December 1978 GS West Germany Christa Kinshofer Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig
6 18 December 1978 K Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel
7 7 January 1979 France Les Gets GS West Germany Christa Kinshofer Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel Austria Regina Sackl
8 8 January 1979 SL Austria Regina Sackl France Perrine Pelen Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
9 12 January 1979 Switzerland Les Diablerets DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll West Germany Evi Mittermaier Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig
10 17 January 1979 Switzerland Meiringen DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll West Germany Irene Epple Switzerland Bernadette Zurbriggen
11 19 January 1979 SL Austria Regina Sackl Italy Claudia Giordani Austria Marie Kurz-Schlechter
12 19 January 1979 K Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll France Fabienne Serrat Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel
13 23 January 1979 Austria Schruns SL Austria Lea Solkner Italy Claudia Giordani Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
14 26 January 1979 DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll United States Cindy Nelson West Germany Irene Epple
15 26 January 1979 K Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll United States Cindy Nelson Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel
16 27 January 1979 Austria Mellau SL Italy Maria Rosa Quario Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll France Perrine Pelen
17 3 February 1979 West Germany Pfronten SL Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel France Fabienne Serrat Austria Regina Sackl
18 4 February 1979 DH United States Cindy Nelson France Caroline Attia West Germany Irene Epple
19 4 February 1979 K Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel West Germany Irene Epple United States Cindy Nelson
20 6 February 1979 West Germany Berchtesgaden GS West Germany Christa Kinshofer West Germany Irene Epple Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
21 8 February 1979 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor SL Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel West Germany Christa Kinshofer Italy Maria Rosa Quario
22 2 March 1979 United States Lake Placid DH Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig Switzerland Bernadette Zurbriggen
23 8 March 1979 United States Aspen GS West Germany Christa Kinshofer West Germany Irene Epple Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig
24 11 March 1979 United States Heavenly Valley GS West Germany Christa Kinshofer Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel West Germany Irene Epple
25 18 March 1979 Japan Furano SL France Perrine Pelen Liechtenstein Hanni Wenzel Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll
26 19 March 1979 GS Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll West Germany Irene Epple

Men[edit]

Overall[edit]

see complete table

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

Downhill[edit]

see complete table

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 -

Giant Slalom[edit]

see complete table

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 fourth Giant Slalom World Cup.

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

Slalom[edit]

see complete table

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

Combined[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. However, Peter Lüscher's strong performance in this discipline was the critical factor in his victory in the Overall.

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 - -

Ladies[edit]

Overall[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

Downhill[edit]

see complete table

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

Giant Slalom[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

Slalom[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 - -

Combined[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

Nationscup[edit]

Overall[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

Men[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

Ladies[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

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