Road to Sochi: Alpine Skiing foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 4:54p ET Teen queen: Mikaela Shiffrin US slalom skier Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, nabbed first place at January's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and established herself a Olympic contender. Getty Images Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom USA's Leanne Smith aims higher New Hampshire native Smith, who placed 21st in the women's super combined in Vancouver, looks to improve her standing at Sochi. Getty Images Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom Hofl-Riesch on the hunt for more gold Maria Hofl-Riesch of Germany already has two gold medals from Vancouver. She placed third during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's downhill in January. Getty Images Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom Mancuso: Third time's a charm American Julia Mancuso looks to add to her medal collection (she's already got a gold and two silvers) at her third Olympic games. AFP/Getty Images ALEXANDER KLEIN It's all downhill for Tina Maze Two-time Vancouver silver medalist Tina Maze of Slovenia is a threat in both the giant slalom and the super G. AFP/Getty Images ALEXANDER KLEIN Viktoria Rebensburg, the Giant (Slalom) Killer Vancouver gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany is all focus and drive as she looks to defend her giant slalom event in Sochi. Getty Images Mitchell Gunn A Battle for the Top Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA takes first, Frida Hansdotter of Sweden takes second, Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden takes third during the Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom event in Flachau, Austria. Getty Images Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom Ligety in form Torino gold medalist Ted Ligety builds Olympic momentum after winning the men's super-combined on the world cup circuit. AFP/Getty Images FABRICE COFFRINI Wild Card: Bode Miller The elder statesman of the US alpine team, five-time Olympic medalist Miller, 36, looks to add to his hardware collection in his fifth Olympic games. Getty Images Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom Carlo Janka: Rebuilding his career since 2010 Switzerland's Carlo Janka took home the gold for giant slalom in Vancouver but has since struggled with health and equipment issues. Getty Images Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom Versatile Svindal Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal took home three medals at Vancouver, including holding off Bode Miller to win gold in the super-G. Getty Images Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom Alexis Pinturault: French phenom France's Alexis Pinturault, 22, is coming off a men's slalom world cup win and could carve a name for himself at his first Olympic games. Getty Images Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom A Friendly Finish Ted Ligety of the US (R) shakes hands with second-place Alexis Pinturault of France after winning the downhill event of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Men's Super Combined. AFP/Getty Images FABRICE COFFRINI FOX Sports Go LIVE NOW FS1 12:00p ET The Herd with Colin Cowherd FS2 10:00a ET UFC Fight Night - Shogun vs. Saint Preux REPLAY FEATURED FS1 Today 7:00p ET Twins at Tigers FS1 Tomorrow 2:30p ET NHRA Drag Racing - Dodge NHRA Nationals, Qualifying FS2 Tomorrow 5:30a ET AFL Premiership Football - Adelaide Crows vs. Geelong Cats UPCOMING FS2 Today 1:00p ET The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion FS2 Today 2:00p ET The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion - Fight!