Mikaela Shiffrin Earned More Than $1 Million in Prize Money in 22/23 World Cup Season

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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The season trophy haul for Mikaela Shiffrin: the large Overall Crystal Globe, Slalom Crystal Globe, and Giant Slalom Crystal Globe. | Picture: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Instagram Account

U.S. ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin not only finished the 22/23 FIS World Cup season winning the Overall Crystal Globe, the Slalom Crystal Globe, and the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe, but the 28-year-old also walked away with more than $1 million in prize money.

Each FIS race has a certain prize money allocation, varying from event to event. The highest prize is for the Downhill and Slalom race in Kitzbühel, with $107,000 going to the winner of the famous Hahnenkamm race. Since the International Ski & Snowboard Federation’ FIS’ is headquartered in Switzerland, cheques are issued in Swiss Francs. A Swiss Frank ‘CHF’ trades at about USD 1.09, and Mikaela Shiffrin collected a total of CHF 964,200 or $1.05 million.

The second highest earner was Italy’s Sofia Goggia, but had only about a third of Shiffrin’s takings, with a total of CHF 338,000 or $368,420 for the Queen of Speed. 

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Ranking of the highest earners in women’s prize money for the 22/23 FIS Alpine season. | Picture: FIS Ski Website

The men’s highest prize money earner was Overall Crystal Globe, Super-G Crystal Globe, and Giant Slalom Crystal Globe winner Marco Odermatt from Switzerland. The 25-year-old Swiss skier walked away with almost the same amount as Shiffrin, a total of CHF 941,200 or $1.03 million. Shiffrin’s partner Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from Norway was second-ranked in the men’s category, with prize money earnings of CHF 623,182 or USD 679,268. Kilde managed to win the top-paying Hahnenkamm race.

Odermatt’s earnings are a new record for the men, beating Marcel Hirscher’s previous record of CHF 669,000 from the 18/19 season. The previous women’s record was held by Mikaela Shiffrin herself, with CHF 958,000 in that very same season as Hirscher.

Unlike other sports, such as soccer or tennis, prize money in skiing is the same for men and women.

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Ranking of the highest earners in men’s prize money for the 22/23 FIS Alpine season. | Picture: FIS Ski Website

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