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March 20, 2018 By: Gerrit in 'News'

Thomas Dreßen, (c) K.S.C.

The season in the Ski World Cup is over after the final in Åre, Sweden. So it's time to take stock! We want to know how much prize money the ski racers actually earned in the 2017/2018 World Cup season? What did the overall World Cup winners Marcel Hirscher and Mikaela Shiffrin or ski racers like Thomas Dreßen and Viktoria Rebensburg pocketed last winter? Snowplaza publishes an overview with the prize money of the 20 best ski racers of the last season and presents the top earners in the Ski World Cup.

That's how much money ski racers earn in the Ski World Cup

The ranking list with the highest prize money in the Ski World Cup leads in the 2017/18 season Mikaela Shiffrin at. The American earned the equivalent of 600,559 euros last winter. The 23-year-old overall World Cup winner received almost 30,000 euros more than superstar Marcel Hirscher from Austria. The equivalent of 572,279 euros was transferred to the overall men's World Cup winner. However, Shiffrin also completed seven races more than Hirscher. Among the German ski racers, Viktoria Rebensburg is the top earner with 262,436 euros, followed by contest winner Thomas Dreßen with 168,800 euros.

Photo: Mikaela Shiffrin

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Prize money from the men

1. Marcel Hirscher (Austria): 572,279 euros
2. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway): 345,071 euros
3. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) | 260,875 euros
4. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway): 241,000 euros
5. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway): 210,250 euros
6. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria): 172,475 euros
7. Thomas Dreßen (Germany): 168,800 euros
8. Alexis Pinturault (France): 142,232 euros
9. Andre Myhrer (Sweden): 138,259 euros
10. Matthias Mayer (Austria): 108,175 euros

Prize money from the women

1. Mikaela Shiffrin (United States): 600,559 euros
2. Wendy Holdener (Switzerland): 273,794 euros
3. Lindsey Vonn (United States): 264,430 euros
4. Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany): 262,436 euros
5. Sofia Goggia (Italy): 261,398 euros
6. Federica Brignone (Italy): 223,493 euros
7. Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein): 205,622 euros
8. Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) 203,955 euros
9. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden): 148,911.35 euros
10. Tessa Worley (France): 139,131 euros

Sponsorship money from the ski racers

The above-mentioned contributions only reflect the prize money in the Ski World Cup. The ski racers certainly earn even more money through sponsors. Ski manufacturers and outfitters such as Atomic or Rossignol have concluded individual contracts with the racing stars. Income that the skiers achieved through advertising was also not included in the ranking of top earners in the Ski World Cup.

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