A new season of World Cup ski racing is almost here, and a lot of the talk in the men's circuit has been around American Bode Miller. Miller is the reigning World Champion after a dominating performance in last year's World Championships. However, he is now after even bigger goals: to win the overall World Cup title as well as the GS and SL World Cup titles. Last year Miller finished in second place in both the overall World Cup standings and the World Cup GS standings. Last year Bode finished runnerup to Austrian great Stephan Eberharter in the overall standings, and runnerup to Swiss great Michael Von Gruenigen. With Von Gruenigen now retired, it leaves the door wide open for Miller and others to compete for. It will be interesting to see if Bode will be able to overtake Eberharter in the overall standings. Eberharter has won the WC overall title the past two seasons. But Bode appears to have a cool head on his shoulders--he states his biggest goal for this season is to stay healthy all year long. After recovering from a knee injury, he was the only racer to compete in every World Cup race last year. It should be an exciting season for Bode and his fans.