Athletes of the Year by Year
Mikaela Shiffrin Skiing Year Honored : 2017
Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin - 2018 Inductee

She has stuck her ski pole in that swerving, curving dash down the hill known as the Slalom and owned it. Like no one has ever done.

Overall she has won 41 World Cup titles in Slalom (35), Giant Slalom (3) and one each in Combined, Downhill and Parallel Slalom.

In 2017, Shiffrin won the overall World Cup title as she powered to six Slalom victories, three Giant Slalom wins and added one in the Alpine Combined. It was her fourth World Cup Slalom title and third straight in the event. She finished second in the Giant Slalom.

She is a prodigy, taking her first run down her parent's driveway when she was three. She steadily went upward, competing in the Nor Ams, taking a medal in the Junior Worlds and standing in the start gate of a World Cup race when she was 15. She has been named Ski Racing's Junior Skier of the Year seven years from 2011-2016. At 23 years old, she has been on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Alpine A team for seven years.

In 2014, in Sochi, Russia, she became the youngest slalom gold medal winner ever at 19 years old. Also in 2014, Shiffrin was the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Female Athlete of the Year along with her male counterpart, Peyton Manning. She shares the podium with Manning again tonight.

She was born in Vail and now lives in Eagle-Vail.