Ski races may be unpredictable, but there’s comfort in the predictability of the annual ski raccing cycle. The season ends. Athletes retire. National governing bodies name their armies for the coming season. Summer camps begin and injured athletes make their returns to competition. We’re still in the retirement and team naming phase, and on this week’s episode of The Inside Line, Gabbi Hall walks you through the latest headlines before sharing an interview with this week’s guest from Slovenia.

Remember Ilka Stuhec? She dominated in speed during the 2016-17 World Cup season, took home two discipline globes and won over hearts around the world. Then, in October, the Slovenian superstar crashed and tore the ACL in her left leg–a rough blow heading into the Olympic season. However, Stuhec is no stranger to the recovery process, and has taken the challenge in stride. Gabbi Hall caught up with her in a phone interview between ski camps.

The Inside Line is a co-production of WiSP Sports and Ski Racing Media. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, PodBean and just about anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Just search ‘WiSP Sports Radio.’

RELATED LINKS:
Simmerling Retires from Alpine Canada
Gruenwald Announces End of Career
Veith and Hirscher Lead 2018-19 Austrian National Team
The Not-So-Overnight Slovenian Sensation

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
The Inside Line: Ep. 17 feat. Jacqueline Wiles
The Inside Line: Ep. 16 feat. Keely Kelleher
The Inside Line: Ep. 15 feat. Tina Weirather
The Inside Line: Ep. 14 feat. Alice McKennis

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- A California native, Gabbi moved to Vermont to ski on the NCAA circuit for St. Michael’s College, where she served as team captain and studied journalism. Before joining Ski Racing, she worked as a broadcast TV producer and social media manager in higher education. She can be reached via email at gabbi@skiracing.com
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