Best of the rest: Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria), Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada), Tina Maze (Slovenia).
U.S. chances to medal: Mancuso came from nowhere in 2010 to win silver behind Austria's Hoefl-Riesch after favorite Lindsey Vonn skied out in slalom after winning the morning downhill. Ross is a steady U.S. veteran with six World Cup top-20 finishes in super combined.
Little-known fact: Mancuso, not Vonn or Picabo Street, is the United States' most accomplished female Olympic skier. Mancuso has three Olympic medals, while Vonn and Street have two each.