Franz Weber Alpine, Olympian

How fast is 222.222 kph? It’s a shade over 138 mph, and it’s how fast 1992 Olympian Franz Weber has gone on skis. A native of Igls, Austria, the 1977 European skateboard champ moved to the U.S. in 1982, settling in Reno, Nevada. He took up speed skiing on the World Pro Tour, setting three records and spending six consecutive years as World Speed Skiing Champion. He retired after the 1992 Olympics to run Franz Weber, Inc. The sports management and consulting company represents ski legends and organizes client hospitality and corporate outings, including the Tour de Franz cycling trips and Franz and Friends fantasy ski adventures with celebrities and champion athletes. If you want to be “with the band”, slide into Franz’s slipstream. Among many honors, Franz is a recipient of the Schneekristall award, granting him lifelong free skiing privileges in Austria. Wunderbar! As a member of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, he hopes to bring the Winter Olympic Games back to the Sierras.

Gear Inspired by Franz

Downhill Pullover
Downhill Pullover


Franz still wears his favorite super-soft ski sweater from back in the day, with various winter sports themes knit into the design.