Downhill skier who won a silver medal on the 1978 Globe Championships in Western world Germany. He gained a complete of five Globe Glass victories and thirteen podium surface finishes before his pension. He debuted on the Globe Glass in 1973 when he was simply 18 years of age, completing in 28th place general. His lone Olympic performances emerged in 1976 and 1980. He tragically passed away while race in an advantage in his hometown of Schladming, Austria. He competed on the 1980 Olympics, where American swiftness skater Eric Heiden had taken home an incredible 5 silver medals.