Ep. 22 - Brett Buckles: Competition and Recovery

After leaving ski racing, Brett Buckles found new joy in skiing in the world of skiercross. Then, in 2008, she suffered a massive injury. It took time and perseverance to heal her body, but even more to address what happened to her brain.

We talk through her early life including what brought her to competitive skiing. We also talk about her long road to recovery after that day in Tignes, France. While the conversation around athletes and brain trauma has become more visible, however women often get left out.

Lynsey and Brett dive into that part of the conversation and Brett talks about what may have been the scariest question of all after her accident. Following months of pain and recovery, what was she going to do next?