Retired World Cupper Mielzynski crushes women’s field as Schmidiger fights for win on men’s side

Steamboat Springs, Colo. – Inspired by former teammate Valerie Grenier, who was busy winning her first-ever World Cup race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Canadian Erin Mielzynski carried her World Pro Ski Tour dominance from start to finish in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

She did put in some extra effort to make it happen.

As if doing multiple head-to-head parallel slalom races on the steep track at Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill wasn’t enough, the 32-year-old slalom specialist started her morning practicing her start gate timing.

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