Eugen Tschurtschenthaler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameEugen•Tschurtschenthaler
Used nameEugen•Tschurtschenthaler
Born21 November 1912
Died2 January 1974 in Kitzbühel, Tirol (AUT)
AffiliationsKitzbüheler Ski Club, Kitzbühel (AUT)
NOC Austria


A member of the Kitzbüheler Ski Club, Eugen Tschurtschenthaler was originally chosen to represent Austria in the 4x10 km cross-country skiing relay at the 1936 Winter Olympics, but he was late to the start of the event, due to his tending to a hand injury, and was replaced with an alternate. He did, however, compete in the military ski patrol demonstration event, where he placed fourth alongside Edwin Hartmann, Franz Hiermann, and Albert Bach. He was successful at the local level in several ski disciplines, both before and after World War II, but focused primarily on cross-country skiing, in which he remained active quite literally until his death in 1974, as he died of cardiac arrest while skiing at the age of 61. By career he worked as an auto mechanic and locksmith prior to the war, but later served as a customs officer and taxman.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) AUT Eugen Tschurtschenthaler
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Austria 4