From a successful ski racer to an even more successful pop singer, presenter and actor.
Hansi Hinterseer was born on February 2, 1954, in Kitzbühel. The succesful pop singer grew up at the Seidlalm alpine pasture. Very early he learned to ski down into the valley on his skis. Already his father, Ernst Hinterseer, was a famous skier who won the slalom gold medal at the Olympic Games of 1960 in Squaw Valley. Hardly surprising that Hansi Hinterseer was member of the Austrian National team at the age of 14. From 1972 to 1977 he won six world cup races in the disciplines Slalom and Giant Slalom. In St. Moritz he won the silver medal at the World Championships.
In 1984, after quitting his active career, he became co-commentator of ski races with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1993 he started his successful career as folk music singer. In fact he was discovered by the music producer Jack White on his birthday party, when Hinterseer sang a birthday serenade. Soon after he contracted a record deal with Bertelsmann Group BMG. In 1994 Hinterseer performed his debut single "Du hast mich heut' noch nicht geküsst" in the German music show "Musikantenstadel". Only one week after, his single was the number one in the folk music charts, which was a gambit in his career.
In the following years Hinterseer came out with the albums "Wenn man sich liebt hat", "Ich warte auf dich", "Amore Mio" or "Danke für deine Liebe". At the end of 2005 Hinterseer for the first time reached the top position in the Austrian longplay charts. Up until now thirty golden or platin records by the Austrian, Swiss or German IFPI are the results of his career. Furthermore he was awarded with the "Goldene Romy" (1998) and the "Krone der Volksmusik" (crown of folk music) in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. 2012 he released his album "Im siebten Himmel".
Since 2006 the brand Hansi Hinterseer has been registered in the German trademark register. In 2017 the popular music and nature programme with Hansi Hinterseer was resumed after a 4-year break. After "Hansi Hinterseer - In the picturesque Tannheimer Tal" in 2017, "Hansi Hinterseer - Summer Dream along the South Styrian Wine Road" followed in 2019.