Phil & Steve Mahre

Phil Mahre

Phil Mahre, with the help of twin brother Steve, put the U.S. squarely on the map of international ski competition in the 1970’s and 80’s, while redefining ski racing in America at the same time. His 27 World Cup career victories now stands as the second highest for an American male racer, having been eclipsed by Bode Miller last winter. Mahre collected three consecutive overall World Cup titles in 1981, 82 and 83, by virtue of his gifted slalom and giant slalom talent, along with a willingness to ski downhill, especially in combined events. Few will forget the one-two punch that Phil and Steve delivered in the 1984 Olympic slalom in Sarajevo, with Phil winning the gold and Steve taking home the silver. Four years earlier in Lake Placid and only one year removed from a career-threatening injury, Phil claimed the silver medal in slalom behind career rival Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Ironically, both Phil and Steve made the decision to retire from the World Cup circuit in Vail during the 1984 American Ski Classic.

Phil Mahre Medals/World Cup Wins

Olympic World Alpine Ski Championships World Cup Overall Dicipline
2 1 27 3 3

 


Steve Mahre 

It has been said that if there had been no Phil Mahre, then certainly Steve Mahre would have been the best men’s skier that the U.S. has ever produced. Born four minutes behind twin brother Phil, Steve was a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, retiring from the Team following the 1984 American Ski Classic races in Vail. During his illustrious career on the World Cup circuit, Steve collected a total of nine victories, including a pair of historic slalom wins in 1982 as Phil claimed the runner-up spot in both. That same season, Steve also captured the gold medal in giant slalom at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria two weeks after having his knee “scoped” by Dr. Richard Steadman. That win marked the first World Championships gold medal for an American male in an individual event. He rounded out his career with a silver medal in slalom at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, while Phil mined the gold.

Steve Mahre Medals/World Cup Wins

Olympic World Alpine Ski Championships World Cup Overall Dicipline
1 1 9 0 0

 


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Phil & Steve Mahre