Singing Skiing Stars – The hills are alive -- to the sound of the U.S. women's ski team singing?
Leader of the pack – U.S. team member Laurenne Ross believes her considerable talent for music has a positive benefit on her skiing performance -- helping her to find a rhythm on the slopes.
Celebrity status – Julia Mancuso was accorded the red carpet treatment after her latest Olympic exploits as she appeared at events such as the ESPYS awards.
Singing Skiing Stars – Mikaela Shiffrin was also at the ESPYS awards in Los Angeles in July.
Medal winning machine – Mancuso took a bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi in the Super Combined Slalom --taking her tally to an record four for an American woman skier.
Pop star skier – The singing talents of two-time Olympic gold medalist Tina Maze saw her recording "My Way is My Decision," which reached the top of the Slovenian charts while the video had million hits on YouTube.
Rocky Mountain High – The legendary John Denver was a skiing enthusiast and used the mountains in Colorado as the inspiration for many of his best selling hits.
Golden hope – Shiffrin shows off the gold medal she won at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in giant slalom. She will be the main U.S. hope to top the podium at Beaver Creek.
Singing teammates – Ross and U.S. teammate Stacey Cook are the best of friends outside of competition and keen participants in the musical activities.
Vonn comeback trail – Lindsey Vonn has returned to training ahead of the new season and will be focused on adding to her impressive tally of Olympic and world championship medals.
Global dominance – Shiffrin ended a triumphant 2014 season by winning the overall World Cup title and the crystal globe in slalom.
Role model – 2006 Olympic gold medalist Mancuso is delighted that the exploits of the U.S. women's ski team has raised the profile of the sport in the United States.