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Starting this week, elite members of the U.S. Ski Team will be training at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA, including one of the best ski racers in the world, Mikaela Shiffrin, alongside local World Cup athletes AJ Hurt and Keely Cashman.
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As a Gold Certified Podium Club and a U.S. Ski Team Official Training Site, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been recognized as having the quality of terrain, training venues, and coach expertise to accommodate the high caliber of training necessary for the country’s top snowsports athletes. These annual training trips have become a staple at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, even drawing athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin, who is among the top-ranked and most-decorated ski racers in the world. Shiffrin began training at Squaw Valley yesterday (4/19/21) and has made this stop a consistent part of her spring training schedule for the last few years, a location she often says she looks forward to returning to year over year.
Later this week, Shiffrin will be joined by some of her teammates on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team women’s side—including Squaw Valley Ski Team alumni AJ Hurt and Keely Cashman—who will all be training in the Shirley Lake zone at Squaw Valley. Next week, the U.S. Ski Team men will arrive at Squaw Valley to train in the same venue. Many of these athletes are coming off strong results from this season, most recently from the U.S. Alpine Championships held earlier this month in Aspen, CO. For Hurt and Cashman, they get the unique opportunity to return to the resort where they began their ski racing careers for a portion of their spring training schedule.