Today, Blizzard / Tecnica athlete Mario Matt announced his retirement from alpine ski racing at a press conference in St. Anton (Arlberg). The 35-years-old Austrian will compete for the last time of his unique career at the World Cup Slalom race in Kranjska Gora, March 15th 2015. Already, we would like to say: „Thank you, Mario!“ Thank you so much for an impressive career and 16 years full of stunning moments.
Mario gave his debut in the alpine World Cup at 1999, winning the Slalom race of the world´s famous Kitzbühel competition at an age of 20 years. From there on Mario achieved 15 World Cup victories, scored 5 World Championship medals, and celebrated many more victories. The undisputed highlight Mario set almost at the end of his career, winning the Slalom Gold Medal at the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi together with Blizzard / Tecnica. In the same time, he set another benchmark: he´s the oldest winner of a Gold Medal in the history of alpine skiing.