1/5/18 Brrr.

Cold grips the east as the west looks forward to much anticipated snows…news from the World Cup scene, the most recent contests were slalom events in Zagreb, Croatia, where Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher won. No surprise there. Photo above has Shiff front and center, flanked by runners up Wendy Holdener (left) and Frida Hansdotter. More technical races on tap tomorrow and Sunday as the ladies schuss in to Kranjska Gora Slovenia and the boys head for Adelboden Switzerland…Bode Miller making his way around Europe, doing whatever it is Bode Miller does, created a mild stir among the Europeans when he said in an interview that Shiffrin is probably the best skier he ever saw. The enigmatic one went on to say that he expects her to surpass his own Olympic medal count in PyeongChang. No question Shiffrin is already among the all-time top skiers…

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