The International Matteo Baumgarten Award is given each year by the Baumgarten family to a young Alpine skier in honour of their son, Matteo, who was tragically killed in a car crash in 1996.
Matteo Baumgarten was a very promising alpine skier who was showing a great balance in his determination to commit to a strong training regime with his skiing, whilst also focusing on succeeding in his education and studies. The Baumgarten family were keen to reward both attributes and so created the annual award to recognise young athletes who are following the path of excellence not only in an alpine sport, but also in their education.
The Matteo Baumgarten Award is open to competitors in all of the FIS (International Ski Federation) disciplines and the winner is usually announced at the end of the ski season in March, with a formal presentation taking place in April at a meeting of the Lions Club of Bormio. The award is normally given by the Baumgarten family and is often attended by some dignitaries and personalities.
|2016-17 (21st Award)||Ester Ledecka||Czech Republic|
|2015-16 (20th Award)||Katja Pozun||Slovenia|
|2014-15 (19th Award)||Ramon Zenhäusern||Switzerland|
|2013-14 (18th Award)||Bernadette Schild||Austria|
|2012-13 (17th Award)||Ilka Stuhec||Slovenia|
|2011-12 (16th Award)||Filip Mlinsek||Slovenia|
|2010-11 (15th Award)||Jana Gantnerova||Slovakia|
|2009-10 (14th Award)||Bohdana Matsotska||Ukraine|
|2008-09 (13th Award)||Liene Limbauere||Latvia|
|2007-08 (12th Award)||Andreas Erschbamer||Italy|
|2006-07 (11th Award)||Aurélie Revillet||France|
|2005-06 (10th Award)||Marie Marchand-Arvier||France|
|2004-05 (9th Award)||Tina Maze||Slovenia|
|2003-04 (8th Award)||Naoki Yuasa||Japan|
|2002-03 (7th Award)||Sara Lovato||Italy|
|2001-02 (6th Award)||Tanja Poutiainen||Finland|
|2000-01 (5th Award)||Mirza Nezirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1999-00 (4th Award)||Karolina Sedova||Czech Republic|
|1998-99 (3rd Award)||Henna Karolina Raita||Finland|
|1997-98 (2nd Award)||Forest Carey||USA|
|1996-97 (1st Award)||Marta Antonioli (*)||Italy|
|1996-97 (1st Award)||Hanna Orre (*)||Sweden|
(*) Shared award.