For American ski fans tired of quadrennial humblings at the hands of European superstars, the Torino Olympics might just deliver vindication at last. Are you ready? In the following pages, we'll bring you up to speed on the U.S. Team's many medal contenders, preview the downhill course, take you behind the scenes with a World Cup ski tuner, bravely try our hand at a few winter games (who knew curling was so tough?), catch up with alpine stars Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves—even offer a few tips on how to ski like them. And this we solemnly promise: Not one word on ice dancing.