Denise Karbon at the 2014 Are World Cup. GEPA/Harald Steiner

Denise Karbon at the 2014 Are World Cup. GEPA/Harald Steiner

Italy’s Denise Karbon announced on her Facebook page that Sunday’s giant slalom race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland will be the last of her career.

“I am very grateful for all the incredible moments and emotions skiing brought into my life,” she wrote. “I would like to thank all the lovely people who supported me and believed in me throughout my career. Now it’s time for new goals and adventures.”

The 33-year-old skier from South Tyrol made her World Cup debut in January of 1998 in the Bormio giant slalom. Since then, she’s landed sixteen career World Cup podiums, all in giant slalom, and six of them victories.

Karbon won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in giant slalom, followed by a bronze in 2007 in giant slalom as well. Her best season was 2008 when she won the giant slalom globe with five victories out of the seven GS races she entered.

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