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Fearless style has Vonn on verge of skiing history

Updated: March 11, 2008, 6:27 PM ET
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri | Special to ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn has always had an innate fearlessness.

It showed when she raced slalom as a kid at the tiny Buck Hill ski area in Minnesota. Racing in legendary youth ski coach Erich Sailer's kids program, Vonn skied at night, under poor lights that made the terrain look flatter than it really is.

Skiing in flat light, "It's just a lot easier to hit a bump that you don't see or catch an edge," Vonn said.

But that didn't keep Vonn ...

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