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Mikaela Shiffrin
Josiah Middaugh


Train with the resort's Resident Athletes including Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skier and Gold Medalist and Resident Triathlete and XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh. Athletic Club and resort guests can enjoy special events, lectures and workshops from these top athletes.

Mikaela Shiffrin
Resident Gold Medalist

Born and raised in the Vail Valley, U.S. Ski Team member Mikaela Shiffrin is the reigning three-time Overall World Cup champion and the four-time reigning World Champion in slalom. Shiffrin won her first Olympic gold medal in Sochi, Russia in 2014, making her the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history. At the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics, Shiffrin won both a gold medal in giant slalom and a silver medal in the super combined.


Shiffrin trains regularly at the Athletic Club. She also holds exclusive events at the resort where she shares her racing experiences and training tips with guests and local fans.

Mikaela Shiffrin Athletic Club at Westin

Josiah Middaugh

Resident World Champion

Josiah Middaugh is well known throughout the Vail Valley as an elite level, multi-disciplined athlete. Middaugh is a 13-time XTERRA USA World Champion, the 2015 XTERRA World Champion and a 6-time USSSA National Snowshoe Champion. Middaugh coaches the Athletic Club at the resort's Masters Swim program, as well as athletes of all levels and aspirations through his Middaugh Coaching.

Josiah Middaugh Athletic Club at Westin

Thomas Walsh
Resident Paralympian

Thomas Walsh is a native of the Vail Valley and a member of the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Ski National Team. He is the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup Slalom Champion for 2018-19, a two-time 2019 World Para Alpine Championship medalist, a 5th place finisher at his first Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang 2018, and has earned numerous victories and podiums across all disciplines at the World Para Alpine World Cup level. He credits the lessons learned in the discipline of sports to overcome a rare pediatric bone cancer. Thomas pursues an active and healthy mountain lifestyle.

Thomas Walsh | Paralympian

Photo by Luc Percival

Sullivan Middaugh
Resident National Champion

Sullivan was born and raised in the Vail Valley and found early success in running by twice winning the National High School Trail Championships.  In his pro triathlon debut, Sullivan won the XTERRA National Championship here in Beaver Creek and has already won back-to-back XTERRA National Championship titles.  Upon completion of high school, Sullivan joined USA Triathlon's Project Podium, a men's elite Olympic Development Program with the ultimate goal of achieving medal performances in future Olympic Games.  Sullivan is focused on draft legal triathlon racing and regularly trains at the Westin Athletic Club. 

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