Aksel Lund Svindal (born 26 December 1982) is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski racer.
Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Svindal is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007 and 2009), an Olympic gold medalist in super-G at the 2010 Winter Olympics and in downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and a five-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined (2007 Åre, 2009 Val-d'Isère, 2011 Garmisch, and 2013 Schladming).
With his victory in the downhill in 2013, Svindal became the first male alpine racer to win titles in four consecutive world championships.With his successes many consider him the best Norwegian alpine skier ever.
While the great Kjetil Andre Aamodt has been more successful at the Olympics, Svindal is by far the most successful on the World Cup circuit.
In late-January 2019, he announced his retirement from alpine skiing following the 2019 Ski World Championships.