From fake snow in West Hollywood to the real deal in New Zealand, it's time for Mikaela Shiffrin and Resi Stiegler to start their on-snow training push to Sochi (Harry How/Getty Images)
After a blitz of summer conditioning, it's time for the women's technical team of Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) to get back on snow with their annual trek to New Zealand. Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the reigning slalom World Champion just before her flight to the Southern Hemisphere.
AVON, CO — It hasn’t exactly been an offseason of rest and relaxation for Mikaela Shiffrin. The 18-year-old passed through Vail and Park City recently as part of a busy summer schedule that has included stays back East, where she graduated from Burke Mountain Academy in June. In Colorado last week, Shiffrin and her mother Eileen sat in for an interview with FOX Sports conducted by gold medalist Picabo Street, one of the many pre-Olympic media obligations the rising star has had to fulfill this offseason.