Austrian alpine ski racer who earned three precious metal medals on the 1956 Olympics in the downhill, slalom, and large slalom occasions. He began snow skiing at age 12. He earned seven yellow metal medals at Globe Championship occasions in the 1950s. He wedded Gaby Rummeny in 1976. He earned three yellow metal medals for snow skiing at an individual Olympic event about 30 years before skiing jumper Matti Nykanen do the same.