He is originally from Gramastetten, a small town with 5040 residents, but all of Austria celebrated with Vincent Kriechmayr when he earned the best time by far in the second downhill round at the St. Moritz 2017 World Championship. For Vincent, the race in Switzerland was his true debut where he came in 19th in the downhill competition, 5th in the super giant slalom, and 8th in combined skiing. His career in FIS competitions began in December 2006, although the first significant international result was the giant slalom silver medal he won at the Junior World Championship of Crans-Montana in 2011.
On 23 February 2012, he obtained his first victory in the European Cup, and his first podium, winning the super-combined in Sella Nevea. By the end of the season, he led the general standings for that specialty in the continental circuit, a feat he repeated in the 2013-2014 season. On 8 March 2015, he claimed his first World Cup podium winning 2nd place in the super giant slalom in Lillehammer Kvitfjell. Born a Libra, his life is split between skiing, friends and a passion for football, but he is quite adept at keeping it all in balance, a characteristic typical of his star sign.