Florian Eisath

The homeland of Florian Eisath

Florian learned to ski on the Moseralm at the tender age of three. "After several successes in various different children's ski races, in January of 2000, at the age of 15, I started for the first time at international FIS races. My first competitions in the European Cup followed in February of 2003," explains Florian. One year later, he participated in the 2004 Junior World Championships in Maribor, where he was among the top ten in the giant slalom and downhill skiing disciplines. On Dec. 7, 2004, Florian celebrated his first victory in the European Cup in the giant slalom held in Valloire. Only a week earlier, he had taken Tenth Place in the giant slalom in Levi, finishing in the points for the first time. "After that, I participated in my first World Cup, running in the giant slalom in Alta Badia – where, exactly 100 World Cup races and 12 years later, I recorded my (till now) greatest achievement by winning Third Place behind Marcel Hirscher and Mathieu Faivre," Florian says cheerfully.
 
 
 
 
In December of 2005, within a span of just a few days, he won three European Cup giant slalom races in a row. Shortly thereafter, he participated for the third time in a World Cup in the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora. "I took 24th Place, and was thus able to garner my first World Cup points. I was really relieved," says Florian. "In the final European Cup scoring for the 2005/06 season, I achieved a total of four victories both in the overall rankings and in the giant slalom rankings (where I got Second Place) and also became Italian Champion for the first time in the giant slalom. In the meantime, I have successfully defended that title three times," relates Florian with pride. In the 2006/07 World Cup season, he scored points four times.

After a serious injury in December of 2008, Florian focused primarily on the giant slalom. In the World Cup, he now participates only in that discipline. He had been getting good European Cup results and was fighting to regain his world class standing when a new injury at the World Cup in Kranjska Gora struck him again.

"My ski seasons were marked by a lot of highs and lows. In the 2014/15 season, I was able to finally make a break-through in the World Cup, and my career really took an upswing after that," Florian continues.
The following two World Cup seasons were the best yet for Florian. He won two Sixth Places in the difficult giant slalom in Adelboden and Beaver Creek and, with a Third Place in Alta Badia, stood for the first time on the winners' podium. He is consistently ranked among the Top 15. Florian is currently ranked worldwide Number 9 in the giant slalom and is thus one of the ten best giant slalom racers in the world.

Privately, Florian achieved a happy milestone in June of 2015 when he became the father of little Felix. Florian lives with his family near the Moseralm and enjoys spending his leisure hours in his homeland under the Rose Garden and the Latemar, "Because it's the most-beautiful spot in the world," smiles Florian.