Stadlober is already making her first big appearance as designated ÖSV boss on the occasion of the athletes gala in Vienna, at which the athletes of the year are honored. An award she herself received in 1986. For the first time as elected ÖSV boss, she will appear publicly next week at the Alpine World Cup opener in Sölden, where, surprisingly, she has never been.
The Stadlober, who, despite her own alpine career, is more inclined to the Nordic camp, knows the Innsbruck-based ÖSV very well. Because the slalom vice world champion from 1987 has been Vice President of the Board of Directors for ten years, her narrower responsibilities so far have included biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and training. In addition, thanks to the cross-country careers of her children Teresa (28) and Luis (30), she is very familiar with the structures and processes created under long-term president Peter Schröcksnadel. As a former ÖVP sports spokeswoman in the Salzburg state parliament, the passionate marathon runner also knows how day-to-day political business works.
The Radstadt native, who was married to the former world-class cross-country skier Alois Stadlober, has been the managing director of the KADA association since 2010, which supports competitive athletes in planning their careers during and after their active time. “I already know my way around sport very well, including when it comes to sport funding or the structure of sport in Austria,” she recently emphasized.