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With 540 biographies, Skiers are the 26th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Companions, Businesspeople, and Social Activists.

Pantheon has 541 people classified as skiers born between 1888 and 2002. Of these 541, 496 (91.68%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living skiers include Ingemar Stenmark, Jean-Claude Killy, and Eddie the Eagle. The most famous deceased skiers include Matti Nykänen, Toni Sailer, and Sixten Jernberg. As of October 2020, 163 new skiers have been added to Pantheon including Erik Schinegger, Sigmund Ruud, and Anders Haugen.

Living Skiers

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Deceased Skiers

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Newly Added Skiers (2020)

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Most skiers were born in Norway (80), Austria (75), and Germany (50). By city, the most common birth places were Oslo (14), Ljubljana (13), and Rovaniemi (7).The most common death places of skiers were Norway (8), Austria (5), and Sweden (5). By city, these were Oslo (4), Mora, Sweden (3), and Innsbruck (2).

The earliest biographies classified as skiers in Pantheon are Sigmund Ruud, Alf Andersen, 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.

Skiers are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.