Walsh met Shiffrin in kindergarten growing up in Vail, Colorado, and they became teammates on Ski Club Vail.
By winning Saturday, Shiffrin also became the first skier, male or female, to win 15 World Cup races in a single calendar year.
“It was one of my big goals to win in every discipline when I first started racing — one of those goals that you don’t think you are ever going to achieve,” the 23-year-old Shiffrin said.
It was World Cup slalom win No. 34 for Shiffrin, tying her with Vreni Schneider for second among women in the discipline.
U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml began his trek back to Utah before the last ski race of the Olympics was done.
Here are the 31 members of Team USA from Colorado, their sport and specialty, and the towns and cities they call home.
We talk with Nick Paumgarten from The New Yorker, who spent time with the skier and her family over the past year to find out what makes all of them tick.
Colorado skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin notches another World Cup finals victory.