Markus Salcher has won five Paralympic medals and earned a super-G crystal globe last season ©Getty Images

Alpine skiers Markus Salcher and Veronika Aigner won the prizes for the best athletes with an impairment at Austria's Athlete of the Year awards.

Salcher won the men's category for the third time, while 17-year-old Aigner was honoured for the first time and won the women's award along with sister and guide Elisabeth.

To earn the men's gong, Salcher saw off competition from triathlete Thomas Frühwirth and the canoeist Mendy Swoboda.

Salcher won last season's super-G crystal globe and was second in the overall World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup standings.

Wir Gratulieren unserer Sportlerin @teamaigner des Jahres und unseren Sportler des Jahres Markus Salcher

Posted by Austria Skiteam Behindertensport on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

The 29-year-old, who won two gold medals at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, was previously crowned men's athlete of the year in 2014 and 2017.

Aigner finished the World Cup season third in the overall women's visually impaired standings on 600 points - just 60 off the leader and a full 310 ahead of fourth place.

Winter sports dominated the ceremony, with Alpine skier Lukas Kaufmann recognised as the outstanding men's Special Olympics athlete and speed skater Sabrina Bichlmair recognised in the women's equivalent category.