Svindal and Shriffin will be at the store, located across from the Solaris Plaza and Ice Rink, this Saturday, December 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. to meet fans and sign autographs. Yeti’s Grind will be on hand to warm guests up with complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. And if that doesn’t warm you up enough, Oakley will be giving away free beanies with a $50 purchase.
About Askel Lund Svindal
Svindal is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Kjeller, Norway. Born in Lørenskog, he is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007 and 2009), an Olympic gold medalist in Super G at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a five-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined (2007 Åre, 2009 Val d’Isère, 2011 Garmisch, and 2013 Schladming). With his victory in the downhill in 2013, Svindal became the first male alpine racer to win titles in four consecutive world championships.
About Mikaela Shriffin
Recent Burke Mountain Academy grad (June 2013) Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished top 15 in her first two NorAm Cup races. But the heads started spinning when she won a super combined in British Colombia two weeks later. Tuned Ski fans and coaches went cross-eyed when she landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season – at age 16 – and then blew the world apart with a World Championship slalom gold medal and the World Cup slalom title during her sophomore year.
Shiffrin’s meteoric rise into the World Cup elite wasn’t a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. With the work ethic and passion of a veteran, Shiffrin posted her first World Cup starts as a 15-year-old and nearly scored her first points. Her first podium happened a year later in 2012, then she let loose.
In only her second full season on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Shiffrin nabbed World Champs slalom gold, four World Cup slalom wins (six podiums) and capped the winter with a legendary, come-from-behind victory in the final race of the season to clinch the slalom title.