While the Denver Broncos were on the road another major sporting event took place in Colorado — women’s ski racing at Beaver Creek.
As she glided closer and closer to the finish line, Mikaela Shiffrin heard the roars, the ringing cow bells and the raucous music from the loud speaker.
Just before her 18th birthday Mikaela Shiffrin won the world championships in slalom in Switzerland and a few weeks later took the season-long title in the same discipline.
The snow in the high country is good news for the ski resorts as many wrap up their season this weekend. But the offseason will be very busy at Beaver Creek as the resort prepares to host the 2015 World Championships for Alpine Skiing.
Mikaela Shiffrin is the youngest woman in 39 years to win the slalom title.
This particular giant slalom course has vexed Lindsey Vonn, even gotten into her head.