After the end of the 2018 winter season, professional skiers Lorraine Huber and Stefan Häusl both announced their retirement from the Freeride World Tour. Withdrawing from the competition circuit, the long-time competitors no longer have a tour stop schedule structuring their winter – a new life begins. In this short documentary, Lorraine and Stefan give us insights into the reality after a successful competition career in the limelight: from doubts and decision-making to new challenges and to redefining and orienting oneself as an individual.
ATHLETE | PRODUCER
2017 Freeride World Champion skier Lorraine Huber is recognized as one of the strongest and most experienced female big mountain skiers in the world today. She is a long-term competitor in the Freeride World Tour and has podiumed over twenty-five times at international freeride competitions. Lorraine has been featured in ski films by Warren Miller and Shades of Winter, as well as in a series of experimental ski films by Austrian filmmaker Hanno Mackowitz. She is a winner of the ‘Best Freeride Female’ film award by the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3).
Each year, she runs the highly popular ‘Women’s Progression Days’: a freeride camp for women to improve ski technique and risk management in the backcountry. She also co-founded and managed Austria’s first ever freeride school, the ‘Freeride Center Sölden’, for five years. Lorraine is a presenter at film festivals, a columnist for a freeride magazine, and works as a professional speaker. Fascinated by the mental side of her sport, Lorraine is currently studying a Master degree in mental strength coaching at the University of Salzburg.