All eyes will be on Lindsey Vonn in her final season as she strives to become the most successful ski racer ever. The American veteran, nearly 34, needs five more wins to beat Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 World Cup race victories.
US starlet Mikaela Shiffrin will be trying to make history of her own as she targets a third straight World Cup overall crown and a fourth consecutive slalom world title at February's World Championships in Are, Sweden.
Austria's Marcel Hirscher is arguably the greatest ski racer ever with seven straight World Cup overall titles. The slalom specialist is a mega star in a skiing-obsessed nation.
Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen is the nearly man behind Hirscher, but at 24 he has time on his side to mount a serious challenge for supremacy.