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Snow Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin bursts onto World Cup scene

She remembers a year of crying herself to sleep missing her home in the wide open Rocky Mountain paradise of Vail, Colo., where the sun shines most days and the snow is soft.

Now she found herself in New England, where winter life is colder and darker, where tree-lined trails switch back down a crusty front. Where skiers learn to deal with ice.

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