Shiffrin made her return to World Cup racing after a positive Covid test, but fears the slalom globe is now out of reach.
It's onward and upward for the two Americans leading the way for Team USA in the women's speed events.
The American is finding her groove again on the World Cup speed circuit, landing two back-to-back podiums in St. Moritz.
The Olympic Champion's retirement, though not surprising, was sudden. And it left us with some questions.