"The ultimate would be to win at Snowbasin in 2002," says downhiller Daron Rahlves. He's primed and ready. Last season Rahlves was crowned National Downhill Champion, picked up a World Cup downhill podium in Kitzbühel, and snagged gold in super G at the World Championships in St. Anton. The Olympics? "It's going to be unreal," he says.
Guide to the Olympics: Ski Cross
Welcome to the throwdown, year one, also known as ski cross. A Winter X Games event since 1998, ski cross premieres this year as an event in the Winter Olympics. If you are wondering about gold, make sure to watch the two former ski racers, Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett, participating in the event.