Skiing and snowboarding have a variety of events and styles that will test your speed and athleticism. In alpine, snowboarding, freestyle, and ski jumping events, athletes compete to see who can go the fastest or the biggest. Nordic (cross-country) skiing competitions are true tests of athletic endurance and stamina. Biathlon, the pairing of cross-country skiing and shooting, requires even more balance, coordination, and a willingness to push past your limits.

Watch as Mikaela Shiffrin looks to make history in the 2020 Alpine Skiing World Cup. The season’s slalom circuit kicks off with the top skiers heading to the slopes at Levi Black to compete. Shiffrin will look to regain her form as she speeds into the 2020-21 season and sets her eyes on the 2022 Olympics.

Charting the course of a champion

Today, we know Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety as champion alpine skiers. But before all the awards came a whole lot of hard work. Hear how they got started in the sport and why they love competing.

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