The 46th FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season began on 22 October 2011, in Sölden, Austria, and concluded on 18 March 2012, at the World Cup finals in Schladming, Austria.
Two races took place in Sochi, a venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The city event, first held as a part of World Cup in 2010/2011 season, was due to be organized twice, in Munich and in Mo but the Munich event was cancelled due to warm temperatures.
Lindsey Vonn won her fourth overall women's title in five years, by winning the giant slalom race at Åre in Sweden, on 9 March 2012. Vonn's title put her second on the all-time list behind Annemarie Moser-Pröll's tally of six titles. The men's overall title went to the final event at Schladming, where Austria's Marcel Hirscher prevailed over Switzerland's Beat Feuz.