Replete with promising athletes, Team USA has been a skiing powerhouse over previous years with such recent greats as Daron Rahlves and Julia Mancuso, as well as current stars like Bode Miller and Ted Ligety. It seems, however, that there is no shortage of young stars snapping at the heels of the well-known names. I have been keeping my eye on the much-hyped 17 year old, Mikaela Shiffrin’s page on Facebook for some time and was very pleasantly surprised to see her power to a third place on the podium at this weekend’s slalom World Cup race in Levi, Finland. 

Read more about her success and the Levi women’s World Cup slalom here: http://alpinepress.com/article/shiffrin-keeps-it-simple-dances-to-third-under…

Check out Mikeala Shiffrin’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MikaelaShiffrin?fref=ts 

Photo: shiffski’13