Shiffrin has proven herself to be the woman to beat in slalom. She won four races this season, racking up 688 points, including Saturday’s win, to edge Maze (655 points) for the title. The Vail/Burke Academy product, known for the enthusiasm and dedication she brings to training gates, has already begun to sharpen her GS and speed-event skills in advance of next year’s Olympic season. She was again gracious and deferential to the veteran Maze in her post-race remarks. “I was so thrilled about everything she did this season that had I lost, it would still have been priceless to finish behind a skier like Tina,” Shiffrin said.