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Which skiers do you think earned the most money from their sport this winter? The International Ski Federation has just published its league table and GB's Dave Ryding has shot up it.

The figures have been compiled by FIS and include all earnings from World Cup competitions, excluding the World Championships.

The tables, which quote prize money in Swiss Francs, show Great Britain's Dave Ryding picked up more than seven times as much as he did last winter, thanks to some phenomenal results.

His silver medal at Kitzbühel and a total of six Top 10 finishes earned him CHF 68,046 (approximately £53,000), placing him 16th in the table of male alpine skiers.

Last season Ryding was in 72nd place, taking home just CHF 9,503 (£7,445).

Dave Ryding on the podiumSilver success for Ryding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest prize pot went to one of alpine's biggest stars and overall World Cup winner, Mikaela Shiffrin.

The 22-year-old American's 14 podiums - of which 11 were victories - meant she ended the 2016-17 season as the top earner across all FIS disciplines.

Her grand total of winnings amounted to CHF 597,692 (£468,000).

Mikaela Shiffrin at Killington Mikaela Shiffrin on a course inspection - photo Killington Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiffrin's closest contenders for the overall globe, Ilka Stuhec from Slovenia and Lara Gut from Switzerland earned CHF 414,314 (£324,000) and 310,418 (£243,000) respectively.

On the men's side, as in previous years, Austria's Marcel Hirscher topped the standings.

Thanks to 16 podiums of which six were victories, he pocketed CHF 528,878 (£415,000).

The two Norwegians Henrik Kristoffersen and Kjetil Jansrud followed with CHF 294,722 (£231,000) and 283,447 (£222,000) respectively.

You can read the full table for alpine skiers here.

In Cross-Country Skiing, Norwegians Heidi Weng and Martin Johnsrud Sundby, who won the overall and distance globes, dominated the prize money rankings.

In achieving 21 podiums, of which five were victories, Weng won CHF 215,500 (£169,000). Sundby earned CHF 184,450 (£145,000) thanks to 14 podiums, of which five were World Cup wins.

Great Britain's top ranked cross-country skier, Andrew Musgrave, earned CHF 5,875 (£4,600).

Andrew MusgraveAndrew Musgrave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full ranking - cross country men

Full ranking - cross country women

In Ski Jumping, overall World Cup winner Stefan Kraft of Austria was the highest earner, collecting CHF 188,500 (£148,000), with the women's Ski Jumping World Cup winner Sara Takanashi of Japan picking up CHF 43,650 (£34,000).

Full ranking - ski jumping men

Full ranking - ski jumping women

As in past years, the German Eric Frenzel was Nordic Combined's top earner with CHF 135,430 (£106,000) thanks to 18 podiums of which 10 were victories.

Full ranking - Nordic combined

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