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US teen Shiffrin shines on slopes before Aspen

Updated: November 22, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

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By PAT GRAHAM

AP Sports Writer

This is what teenager Mikaela Shiffrin enjoys about skiing: Going fast, goofing around with friends on the slopes and grabbing quick sips of hot chocolate between runs on cold days.

What the 17-year-old skier doesn't really relish -- not yet anyway -- is the spotlight.

Lately, that glare has been pretty intense, especially after she earned her second career podium finish two weeks ago in just ...

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