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With 817 biographies, Skiers are the 25th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Physicists, Businesspeople, and Social Activists.


Pantheon has 817 people classified as skiers born between 1888 and 2002. Of these 817, 730 (89.35%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living skiers include Jean-Claude Killy, Ingemar Stenmark, and Bjørn Dæhlie. The most famous deceased skiers include Matti Nykänen, Toni Sailer, and Yevdokiya Mekshilo. As of April 2024, 68 new skiers have been added to Pantheon including Heinrich Messner, Anderl Molterer, and Alevtina Kolchina.

Living Skiers

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Deceased Skiers

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Newly Added Skiers (2024)

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Most skiers were born in Norway (125), Austria (111), and Germany (75). By city, the most common birth places were Oslo (18), Ljubljana (17), and Trondheim (8).The most common death places of skiers were Norway (12), Austria (10), and Finland (9). By city, these were Oslo (4), Lappeenranta (2), and Innsbruck (2).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as skiers in Pantheon are Narve Bonna, Sven Utterström, and Anders Haugen.  The concentration of skiers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier skiers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Skiers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Skiers since 1700.