Downhill skier Stacey Cook suffered a nasty fall during a training run at the 2010 Olympics and has been looking ahead to Sochi ever since, hoping for a fair shot at the medal stand.
In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.
At just 17, U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin has drawn comparisons to Lindsey Vonn, and with a tireless work ethic, she should only get better.
For British adventurer Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone and unaided, the hardest part of her 1,084-mile trek was conquering her fears.
In 2011, the women's sports landscape welcomed new champions and new fans. The next challenge: ensuring the financial viability of women's sports enterprises.
The skier has her critics and reportedly has even rankled her best friend in the sport. But she does her best talking on the slopes.
Launching herself into the air at 60 mph takes guts. But for the ski jumper, it's nothing compared to the courage needed to fight to have her sport taken seriously.
In the Pro's Questionnaire, the five-time Paralympian tells us about her obsessive packing habits, her love of comfort food and her beloved Death Star Legos.
The world champion freeskier has seen first-hand the effects of climate change and set her mind to reversing the damage.