Absent from competitions since her fall in Cortina d’Ampezzo at the end of January, Mikaela Shiffrin had a very fluid round to beat the Swiss Michelle Gisin (2 hundredths) and the Croatian Zrinka Ljutic (11 hundredths). If the five-time winner of the big globe (95 World Cup victories) is no longer aiming for the general classification this winter, barring any major surprises, she should secure the slalom globe on Sunday, her eighth in her favorite discipline. The second round can be followed from 1:30 p.m.