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Walsh wins World Cup GS; salutes Shiffrin family

February 19, 2020

Vail’s Thomas Walsh won Wednesday’s Para Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, and dedicated the victory to Jeff Shiffrin, who passed away earlier this month. Walsh, a cancer survivor, and Mikela Shiffrin...


Mikaela Shiffrin graces Sports Illustrated cover

February 19, 2020

Extra, extra, read all about it. Mikaela Shiffrin is on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s March issue and she’s dubbed, “the world’s most dominant athlete.” For readers of Sports Illustrated who do not live in...



Obituary: Jeffrey Scott Shiffrin

February 4, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Shiffrin, age 65, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. He was born on March 8, 1954, in Dover, New Jersey, to Betty and Alan Shiffrin....


What’s next for the women’s ski World Cup?

February 4, 2020

So what next for the women’s World Cup? We start by stipulating that Mikaela Shiffrin should do whatever she feels she needs to do in the wake of her father’s passing. If that’s taking off...


To Mikaela and the Shiffrins with love

February 3, 2020

Oh, Mikaela. Saying, “I’m sorry about your father,” seems so insufficient, so insignificant, not even close to what is required. When we started to hear about this on Sunday afternoon, my heart ached for you....




Mikaela Shiffrin to skip World Cup Russian races

January 28, 2020

Mikaela Shiffrin will be saying nyet to this weekend’s World Cup events in Rosa Khutor, Russia, the Alpine site of the 2014 Olympics. The U. S. Ski Team tweeted on Tuesday that Shiffrin “will not...





Shiffrin fourth in World Cup downhill training

January 23, 2020

It appears to be “game on” for the women’s World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria. Mikaela Shiffrin finished in fourth during Thursday’s training run behind Switzerland’s Joana Haehlen, Italy’s Federica Brignone and Austria’s Tamara Tippler. Thursday...


Shiffrin enters Bulgarian World Cup events

January 22, 2020

Welcome to Bulgaria, Mikaela. Mikaela Shiffrin apparently will be racing in speed events in Bansko for the first time in her career, she announced on Twitter. “Hey everybody, It’s Mikaela Shiffrin. I’m so excited to...


Shiffrin timeout: Men’s World Cup a wild ride

January 15, 2020

Mikaela, Mikaela, Mikaela. Yes, the Vail Daily often sounds a lot like Jan Brady. “Shiffrin wins a race.” “Shiffrin does not win a race.” “Shiffrin has a ham sandwich for lunch.” Taking nothing away from...




Mikaela Shiffrin second to Vlhova in slalom

January 4, 2020

It was Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova’s day as she built a 1.16-second lead during the first run of Saturday’s World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, and cruised home to a win with Mikaela Shiffrin 1.31 seconds...


Mikaela Shiffrin resets, and the rest tremble?

January 3, 2020

Call it the Mikaela reset. After a what for Mikaela Shiffrin was a disastrous 17th-place finish in a World Cup giant slalom — most mortals would call it Tuesday — in Courchevel, France, she ditched...