As one of the most famous ski racers in the world Liechtenstein’s Marco Büchel celebrated many successes: giant slalom silver at the World Championships, four World Cup victories, six starts at the Olympic Games and ten participations in the World Championships.
For Marco Büchel, also known as "Büxi", retirement from racing in 2010 was the start of not just one but several new careers: as an entertainer, communicator, speaker, TV and radio presenter, co-commentator and expert for the German television channel ZDF. He is also a passionate supporter of several organisations and is as a goodwill ambassador for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Marco Büchel is an entertainer, communicator, speaker, TV and radio presenter, co-commentator and expert for the German television channel ZDF
Büchel grew up in Balzers and today lives with his wife Doris in Triesenberg. His favourite place, the Principality of Liechtenstein, can be found in his personal motto for life:
«My defeats have taught me: get back up, straighten your crown and keep on going»
Marco Büchel and Liechtenstein Alpine Ski Racer Tina Weirather at Gafadura Hut above Planken.
- 1991 first World Cup appearance
- 6 Olympic Winter Games participations
- 10 World Championship participations
- 1 World Championsship silver medal in Vail’99
- 4 World Cup winnings
- 18 podium places at World Cup
- 90 top10 places at World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Games
The Liechtenstein Trail
It is an experience not to be missed: discover the historical highlights of the Principality of Liechtenstein on foot on the Liechtenstein Trail. Where else can you walk an en-tire country in just a few days and learn all about its rich, 300-year history at the same time? Awaiting the explorer are 75 kilometres full of exciting stories, sights, majestic views, idyllic spots to have a rest, and much more.
Mountainbike- and bicycle tours
Discover the mountains of Liechtenstein on two wheels. From the Rhine dam on the valley floor to the trails high up in the Alps, the whole country is a paradise for mountainbiking and cycling enthusiasts.