Lindsey Vonn: 10 Sexy Snow Bunnies Who Give Vonn a Run for Her Money
Lindsey Vonn was trailing Marlies Schild by a second during the first run of a World Cup slalom race early this morning before the American winter sports star lost her balance and crashed off course.
Vonn, who is the defending overall champion, hit a course worker after the slip but didn't appear to be hurt. She immediately got up and made her way to the finish area of the race.
Thank goodness for that, guys. We don't want to see anything happen to a beautiful lady like Vonn.
In fact, since she's OK, I thought we'd celebrate with a little slideshow.
Here's a look at Lindsey Vonn and 10 of the sexiest snow bunnies in winter sports.
10. Melissa Hollingsworth, Skeleton
I'd be lying if I said I had any idea what the skeleton event is, but who are we kidding?
So would 90 percent of sports fans.
I do, however, plan on watching the event in the future because of that lovely lady you're looking at, Melissa Hollingsworth.
She competed in the skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Hollingsworth didn't win any medals, but I think we can agree that we're all winners here.
9. Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton
Noelle Pikus-Pace is another one of those skeleton racers who will make me start watching the sport.
Here are two interesting facts about her:
1. She had a titanium rod put into her right leg after breaking it during an accident on the slopes.
2. She gave birth to a daughter back in 2008.
And that, my friends, makes her a cougar.
8. Ashleigh McIvor, Skiing
During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Ashleigh McIvor was the first ever gold medal winner in the women's ski cross.
They say you always remember your first.
And that saying has never been more appropriate than it is right now.
7. Clair Bidez, Snowboarding
Most of the women on this list are Olympic medal winners or have at least qualified for the Olympics.
But Clair Bidez isn't one of them.
Do we really care, though?
As long as she's making it into the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, I'm satisfied.
After all, we don't define hotness by number of Olympic medals, right?
6. Hannah Teter, Snowboarding
Hannah Teter earned herself a firm spot in my heart when she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2010.
She's also not too bad at snowboarding either, where she won a silver medal in the halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
I wonder if that is Teter's usual outfit when she hits the slopes.
If it is, I'm taking up snowboarding ASAP.
5. Lacy Schnoor, Freestyle Skiing
Eight women finished head of Lacy Schnoor in the women's aerials at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
But I highly doubt you'll find any other list where she's that low, especially if it's one ranking the country's hottest athletes like this one.
Wait...you didn't even read any of this, did you?
Sometimes I wonder why these slideshows even require words.
4. Julia Mancuso, Skiing
Julia Mancuso won a gold medal in the giant slalom in 2006, and she followed that up with two silver medals at the Winter Games in 2010.
She also became the very first Lange Girl Athlete, which focuses on women who are "attractive and inspiring."
Mancuso is inspiring me, alright.
After seeing that picture, she's provided me with the motivation to find a woman who will join me for a cup of coffee...and wear something like that.
What? A guy can dream, can't he?
3. Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
When you think about ski racing, you think about Lindsey Vonn.
She is undoubtedly the face of the sport and has pretty much become the face of the Olympics in general.
Hmm...I wonder why.
2. Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding
If 2010 has yet to be declared "the year of the snow bunny," I'm officially doing it.
I mean, who knew that under the helmets, the goggles and the layers of clothes are drop-dead gorgeous women?
Like Gretchen Bleiler.
Every time I see a winter athlete wearing—or not wearing—something like this, I seriously consider moving up North.
We don't have beaches in Louisiana, anyway.
1. Kristi Leskinen, Freestyle Skiing
When I hear the phrase "freestyle skiing," I used to think of two rappers battling it out as they rode down the slopes.
My one and only thought is Kristi Leskinen.
Just look at her. Is she a model? Is she a skiier?
I really can't tell the difference.