Hurling down a mountain at 80 miles per hour is not a point of fear for Lindsey Vonn. Nor is crashing, or getting helicoptered off a mountain in a foreign country. In her lifelong career on the slopes, the 32-year-old ski racer has been there and done that. What does scare her, though, is standing still. The Olympic gold medalist and World Cup women's record holder is on a fervent quest to become the world's best skier, a dream that's nearing reality. In an ongoing partnership with Rolex, we explore Vonn's journey along with those of other exceptional women.More
'I started skiing with my dad when I was two-and-a-half-years-old. I've always felt that in my life, no matter what's happening, I can be on the mountain and have a sense of self. I will definitely be skiing forever.'
'I met [ski racer] Picabo Street when I was nine at an autograph session at a local ski shop in Minnesota. It was like meeting a superhero. She inspired me to be an Olympic skier.'