Meta Hrovat has 13 World Cup points so far this season. She finished 18th in Sölden. Foto: Reuters

The 20-year-old Podkoren native still has pain below her left ankle, where doctors performed a needle puncture. Members of the women’s team hope that she will rejoin them for the first race of 2019 in Zagreb. Hrovat also missed the last two races in Courchevel because of her injury.

Four Slovenian skiers will compete in Semmering: Ana Drev, who placed 21st in Courchevel and received World Cup points for the first time this year, along with Ana Bucik and Neja Dvornik in the giant slalom, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. CET on Friday, as well as Bucik, Dvornik, Maruša Ferk, and Andreja Slokar in the slalom, which is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CET on Saturday. Both races will be carried live by TV SLO 2 and MMC for viewers in Slovenia.