Ilka Stuhec is one of today’s best downhill athletes in alpine ski racing.
But that wasn’t always the case. In 2007 and 2008, Stuhec did win the three golds at the Junior World Championships but was sidelined after that from a bad knee injury. Her career moved forward in fits and starts, and the results she desired didn’t happen. Now, 10 years later, it’s all running like clockwork for the 27 year old. In the 2016-17 ski season, she won a total of six World Cup races, won the Crystal Ball in downhill and combined, and became the women’s World Champion at the World Cup in St. Moritz. A truly dream season for the Slovenian, and it appears she has found a perfect match: Stöckli, the heritage Swiss ski brand, and the Slovenian. A new Dream Team on the slopes and perhaps soon at the Olympic Games? We can’t wait.
Gold Medal Downhill, World Championships / St. Moritz
5 World Cup wins
- Date of birth
- DH, SG, SC,