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Ski Racing 101: Your guide to Birds of Prey

December 2, 2019

BEAVER CREEK — Not everyone grew up here. Not everyone was here to watch Tamara McKinney win gold in the combined during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail in 1989. And, as such,...


Mikaela Shiffrin’s next stops: Killington GS and slalom

November 28, 2019

It’s home race week for Mikaela Shiffrin, It’s definitely home snow for the reigning World Cup champion as Saturday’s giant slalom and Sunday’s slalom in Killington, Vermont, are the only women’s races of the year...



Shiffrin returns to World Cup for a reindeer

November 21, 2019

So, what happens to the reindeer? This is a pressing question as Mikaela Shiffrin and the women’s World Cup resume action on Saturday with the Levi, Finland, slalom. The winner of said competition earns prize...


With Hirscher retired, who wins the men’s World Cup?

October 24, 2019

What now? While we understandably obsess about women’s World Cup ski racing, and the entire world thinks that Mikaela Shiffrin will four-peat as the overall champion, who knows what’s going to happen this season with...


So what does Mikaela Shiffrin do for an encore?

October 23, 2019

In 1498, Leonardo Da Vinci painted “The Last Supper.” How does one top that? Well, roughly within the next 10 years, Da Vinci created the “Mona Lisa.” Yes, the comparison is extreme — Alpine ski-racer...



Mikaela Shiffrin talks 2019-20, cycling and doughnuts

August 22, 2019

AVON — How in the wide world of sports does Mikaela Shiffrin follow up a record-obliterating 2018-19 World Cup season with 17 wins on tour — 19, if one includes FIS Alpine World Ski Championships...



Vonn, Shiffrin make the rounds at ESPYs

July 11, 2019

Lindsey Vonn won another Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award on Wednesday night sharing the Best Moment Award with the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski. All three athletes retired during...


Mikaela Shiffrin off to the ESPYs

July 3, 2019

So after you fly with the U.S. Air Force, what does one do with the rest of the summer? Well, if you’re Mikaela Shiffrin, you’re still keeping busy. While it is the offseason, there really...



Is the IOC getting something right or just lucky?

May 28, 2019

Have we lived long enough to see the International Olympic Committee learn some common sense? The candidates to host the 2026 Winter Olympics are Italy (a combination of Milan and and Cortina) and Sweden (Stockholm...





So is Mikaela Shiffrin the GOAT yet?

March 22, 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin is back stateside making the rounds of major media with “The Today Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” In a non-Olympic year, American media is getting a slight glimpse that Shiffrin’s...



Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin four-peats in worlds slalom

February 16, 2019

Seemingly nothing can stop Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom and certainly not a nasty cold. The 23-year-old made history on Saturday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, by winning the slalom...


Shiffrin fourth after first run in worlds giant slalom

February 14, 2019

UPDATE (7:40 a.m.): Former Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg took a 0.19 second lead after the first run in the giant slalom at the world championships, with favorite Mikaela Shiffrin 0.44 adrift in fourth place. Rebensburg’s...