There are times when one certain snow condition is great for one particular brand of skis.

Tiger Woods makes me a better athlete.

I'd like to keep my personal life private. In reality, I know that's not possible. In the present, I'm trying to pretend it's possible.

I feel like winning a world championship was a hurdle I had to get over.

Records are the only thing that remain of an athlete, the only thing that people will remember. If I want to ensure that people don't forget me, I can only stop once I've set the bar as high as possible for anyone coming after me.

You have to be a little crazy to be a downhill skier.

Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.

Olay BB Cream is a lifesaver, and I wear it every day while I train and compete. Twenty-four-hour hydration and sheer color helps me look flawless even when faced with that unforgiving Jumbotron!

It's so important for kids to get involved with sports in general at a young age.

For sure, 2010 was the best year I've ever had. It couldn't have gone any better for me. Even if I just won the Olympic gold medal, that would have made it the best year of my career and the best day of my life, period. Winning the World Cup races and the overall title just topped it off.

I always ate healthy, but it wasn't scientific. Now it's a high-protein diet and no carbohydrates. I have more consistent energy, and I don't get tired after a meal. It does take a very detailed meal plan.

Setbacks motivate me.

I'm not trying to race the whole men's tour; I just want to race one time. If you know me, which most people on the World Cup do, they know that this is a legitimate goal of mine and not a publicity stunt.

I love the cowbell. I think it's awesome. My family got the cowbell app on their iPhones. It's a classic part of ski racing.

It's difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do.

My mom is really tough.

I want to keep pushing the limits to see what's possible. That's the nice thing about ski racing - no one is stopping you from going faster.

Especially when I'm in the gym, I get really motivated by hip-hop.

I have a little Nintendo DS, and I play these brain games that are supposed to stimulate your mind.

The Olympics are what I work for. They're why I spend so much time in the gym.

I use men's skis because, honestly, they work better for me. They're longer, they're stiffer, they're harder to turn - but at the same time, they're much more stable.

I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory. You crash all the time, and sometimes it's a really bad one, but sometimes it's not so bad.

Vail's a very important place for me. Everyone kind of took me in and accepted me in that town, and they still have to this day. I wouldn't be a downhill skier if I hadn't been there.

I snack on fruit and nuts. In the middle of my long workouts, I'll have a protein shake.

The thing is I have no ACL. So unless I get surgery, there's nothing really magical that I can do that's going to make it better. I just can get my leg stronger, my muscle stronger and try and support it a little more. But that has a small impact. My knee is loose, and it's not stable, and that's the way it's going to be from here on out.

In the winter, I'm always in Europe. July and September are New Zealand and Chile camps. I'm always on the road.

My crazy training-and-competition schedule leaves very little time to focus on my hair.

I did gymnastics when I was a kid. I wasn't very good at it.

I can't picture myself being the people I always looked up to.

I don't want to leave skiing early. I want to feel like I've done everything I can do.

When my parents were getting divorced, I just said to myself, 'Go to sleep, and tomorrow you can go skiing.' I cried myself to sleep, and in the morning I was up on the mountain, and I was good.

I have a race routine. I have a team of people helping me. I have winning habits. I believe in myself. I have balance in my life.

I remember when I met Picabo Street, you know, how in awe I was of her and how much she inspired me, and I really hope to be that for young kids.

Even growing up, I was always the helper-outer, the sous-chef to my parents.

Ninety percent of the day is working out. Sometimes I get my nails done and go to the grocery store.

I get up early, but it doesn't mean I like getting up early.

I've never once heard my mom complain about her stroke.

I find folding laundry very relaxing.

Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else.

I'm not an idiot; I try not to look, but I see what people say about me on Facebook. I see other things written. But I don't care.

Divorce doesn't fit my cookie-cutter image.

Skiing takes so much out of me, and when I start a family, I want to do it 100%.

I've been to a lot of photo shoots, and I see these girls that are just really thin. They're not healthy. They don't work out.

I hate being helpless, and I hate having to ask people to do things for me.

I don't really believe that you need to be married to someone to be their life partner.

Being on one crutch to no crutches is a huge difference.

When I first moved to Vail, it was like I was a little celebrity. You know, everyone knew my accomplishments. I was a young, fast teenager and making waves in the ski world. And it was really cool.

My favorite ski run in the U.S. is International on the front face of Vail Mountain.

My mother-in-law's from Norway, and she's always liked old-school remedies.