Lindsey Vonn could return to FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup action next weekend after completing the final part of her recovery from a broken arm.
A training crash in November left the record eight-time downhill globe champion on the sidelines again and unable to compete in the opening stages of this season's World Cup.
Vonn fractured the humerus bone in her right arm and needed surgery followed by intensive rehabilitation to get her back to fitness.
She was cleared to return to the snow this week and has come through her training sessions in Vail well enough to fly to Europe to begin competing.
The World Cup rolls into Altenmarkt-Zauchensee for a downhill race on Saturday, followed by an alpine combined competition 24 hours later - two events Vonn won 12 months ago.
"Well, I trained some super-g and it felt pretty good so I'm heading to Europe!!!!," said the American in a post on Instagram.
"Making progress every day and we will see if I'm ready to race next weekend.
"Oh and btw - I LOVE going fast!!"
Vonn made history in 2016 as she claimed a record 37th downhill victory and a 25th super-G triumph to maintain her place as one of the sport's all-time greats.