Last season’s overall Slalom winner was Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway. It was a tight season between Kristoffersen and France’s Clement Noel to win the overall but the Norwegian's consistency meant he came out on top. It’ll be interesting to see if Noel can improve his finishing rate and challenge again for the top Slalom prize. Now that Marcel Hirscher
has retired this discipline is hotly contested by a lot of athletes each race.
Switzerland’s Daniel Yule after New Year was in spectacular form and could also be a firm contender for the Slalom overall. You never know, we might see Britain’s very own Dave Ryding providing a challenge, trying to add to his Olso and Kitzbuhel
World Cup podiums. Fellow Brit Laurie Taylor will be hoping to add to his one top 30 finish in Kitzbuhel last season!
Ski Club’s prediction:
Over in the women’s, Petra Vlhova of Slovakia was victorious and claimed her first Slalom overall. Mikaela Shiffrin, who has dominated the discipline in past years, unfortunately missed a chunk of the season due to her father passing away and coronavirus cutting the season short. Shiffrin will be the bookies’ favourite but Vlhova has ran her close in certain races.
Outside challengers must be Katharina Liensberger, Wendy Holdener, and Anna Swenn Larsson, all of whom have been close contenders to the podium. Flying the flag for Great Britain will be Charlie Guest and Alex Tilley, who will be looking to cement themselves into the top 30 more often this season.
Ski Club’s Prediction: