Train with the resort's Resident Athletes Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Resident Triathlete World Champion Josiah Middaugh. Athletic Club and resort guests can enjoy special events, lectures and workshops from these top athletes.
Resident Olympic 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.
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.
Resident Mountain Historian
A Colorado native and longtime Vail Valley resident, Chris Anthony spent 27 years as a member of the Warren Miller film team as both a professional skier and host of the nationally-acclaimed film tour. A member of the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame, Anthony also directed the documentary “Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers.” He is dedicated to preserving the history of the 10th Mountain Division, who transformed the U.S. ski industry after a historic campaign in Italy during World War II.