I specialise in the fitting of ski boots and have been working in cooperation with Stöckli for about nine years. For Stöckli’s athletes I am in charge of the entire servicing of their ski boots. I’ve known Vicky for a long time and have always found her right from the start to be extremely nice, open, helpful and accommodating. And that is what still makes her stand out from the rest.
When it comes to skiing, however, she is also able to clearly state what direction she is moving in. In this case she is equally as professional as she is nice and down to earth. I really appreciate that. She lets you know if she does not like something – but also if something is good and she likes it. When it comes to praise she does not hold back!
The 2015 World Championships in Vail / Beaver Creek were really something special for me. After the first run in the giant slalom she was lagging way behind the others, but she was so happy because she felt that her set-up was right again. She had not realised at that moment just how far behind she was, because it was more important to her that everything was right with her set-up. And then she won silver in the final!
The battle for the small crystal ball in the Giant Slalom at the World Cup competition of 2015/16 was also pretty impressive. This was where Vicky showed how human and fair she has remained after many years in the professional sports arena. She just missed her third overall victory after 2011 and 2012 by a mere two points. Of course she was disappointed with coming second behind Eva-Maria Brem, but then moved on very quickly, looking to the future, and clearly said that Eva really deserved it.