Mikaela Shiffrin hails from Vail, Colorado and is now a standout American alpine skier. She made a name for herself with a spectacular breakthrough in front of a home crowd, finishing eighth in just her second World Cup slalom start.

Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished in the top 15 of her first two NorAm Cup races. But the heads started spinning when she won a super combined in British Colombia two weeks later and transferred that momentum into a NorAm title and two World Cup starts as a first year J3.

U.S. Ski Team World Cup coaches got a glimpse of her skiing at the Aspen Winternational, where she was a forerunner for the annual Thanksgiving weekend World Cup. And when the results backed up what they saw in Aspen, Shiffrin got the call to join Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Sarah Schleper and Resi Stiegler at the Spindleruv Mlyn World Cup stop in the Czech Republic.

Needless to say, Shiffrin was appropriately named the 2011 Ski Racing Magazine Junior of the Year (formerly won by both Vonn and Mancuso) and also received the Eastern Ski Writers Association Golden Ski Award for the top junior in the East.

Since turning pro, Shiffrin has already amassed an impressive resume, snatching a Slalom World Championship and Overall Season Title in 2013 along with four World Cup victories. Although she’s young, there’s no denying, Shiffrin can compete with the best of the best, and plans to do so for a long time to come.

Mikaela Shiffrin


I'm trying not to have too many expectations, at least not really high expectations. As someone who's very competitive, I'm always going to have some sort of expectation in the back of my mind. To be honest, I've always wanted to win, and I always will want to win.

Date of Birth:
March 13, 1995
Vail, Colorado
Oakley, Atomic, Leki, Barilla, P & G, Snap Infusion
Guitar, tennis, music, movies

Career Highlights

    • 8 World Cup Victories - 5 in Slalom
    • Youngest U.S. Ski Champion in History
    • Youngest Female Skier to Podium in World Cup Slalom since Tamara McKinney on Dec. 10, 1978
    • Third youngest American to land a World Cup podium in any discipline behind McKinney and Sandra Poulsen (Feb. 11, 1973)
    • US National SL Champion 2011 & 2012
    • 2012 - US National GS 3rd 2012
    • 2012 - NorAm GS 1st/1st
    • 2012 - 1st - Slalom - Are, Sweeden
    • 2013 - 1st - Slalom World Championships
    • 2013 - 1st - World Cup Levi - Slalom
    • 2014 - 1st World Cup Bormio - Slalom
    • 2014 - Olympic Slalom Gold Medalist