The 30-years-old race queen from Switzerland heavy-heartedly decided to hang active competing up.
The Steffisburg resident justified her move with a stagnation in her snowboarding development due to the trainer system in place.
“Christian Rufer has been my trainer for the last ten years. He gave me a lot of advice and supported me from the Europa Cup level to the World Cup tour. But last February I noticed that I'm still have that hunger for success but therefore would need a change,” said the reigning Swiss PGS Champion.
“For me, routine gained the upper hand. It was time for a change as everything has to fit if you want to have success in this sport,” the female national team veteran added.
As the 2009 PSL World Champion couldn't find sponsors to pay a private coach, Maegert-Kohli had to chuck snowboarding in – after a total of 101 World Cup starts.
Despite the understandable melancholy, the 2010 Olympian (28th in the Vancouver PGS) doesn't look back in anger.
“I was able to fulfill my teenage dream of becoming a snowboard pro and look back on some very good times,” recapped the high-flying race boarder.
In her ten years lasting World Cup career, Maegert-Kohli placed 21 times on the podium, won a total of seven World Cups and also brought home a WCS Silver medal from Arosa, Switzerland, in 2007.