US teen Shiffrin shines on slopes before Aspen

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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 intense, especially after she earned her second career podium finish two weeks ago in just her 12th World Cup slalom start.

With the circuit heading to Aspen, Colo., this weekend, it seems that everyone wants some of Shiffrin's time. That's natural, because she's drawing frequent comparisons to her idol Lindsey Vonn.

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