Georgetown, CO – The U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin was back on skis on Saturday at Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area, the first time in eight weeks since suffering a bone bruise, hairline fracture and partially torn ligament in her right knee in December.
“Guess what I did today…..?” Shiffrin, 20, posted to Facebook. “Nope, not skydiving.. No I didn’t meet Jennifer Lawrence either… Okay, OKAY I’ll tell you. I WENT SKIING. #giddy #drills#andmoredrills #theonlytimemycoacheshavetoldmetoslowdown#backtosnow #weareskiing”
Shiffin sustained the knee injury on Dec. 12 while training for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Åre, Sweden. The technical specialist is now targeting a return to World Cup competition when the tour swings into Andorra later this month.
Shiffrin visited Loveland en route to the annual SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show in Denver, where she helped to present the 2016 SIA Doc DesRoches Award to her gear sponsor, Atomic Skis.
“We are incredibly excited to have been a part of your first runs in 8 weeks at Loveland Ski Area,” the Loveland Ski Club posted. “Congratulations for all the hard work put into rehab. Awesome to see you back on skis, and thanks for skiing with us today on your first day back from injury. We are excited to see what the rest of the year has in store! So great to watch you ski and you’re welcome back anytime.”