Competing in three Winter Olympics, Kraushaar-Pielach won a complete set of medals in the women's singles event with a gold in 1998 (when she beat her team-mate Barbara Niedernhuber by 2 thousandths of a second), a silver in 2006, and a bronze in 2002.
She also won the overall Luge World Cup five times (1998-9, 2000-1, 2001-2, 2005-6, 2006-7). Kraushaar-Pielach started her last season off with a win in the women's singles event at Lake Placid, New York on November 16, 2007. Her last race in Sigulda, Latvia on February 16, 2008 saw her finishing third, the same place where she won her first World Cup event on November 30, 1996.
She married German businessman Michael Pielach on July 7, 2006. It was announced on FIL's website on January 24, 2008 that her sled that she had competing with until 1995 has been auctioned off on the German version of eBay from January 19-26. Kraushaar-Pielach states that the proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit young luge. The sled sold for € 1160 and the proceeds went to her sledding club in Oberhof.