Freestyle skiing coach Pat Sharples is tipping a new era of winter sport success for Great Britain.
Sharples believes the expansion of the freestyle programme for Winter Olympics in Sochi make the Games more relevant to a new generation, who for once will have the means to channel their enthusiasm in snow domes across the country.
Sharples has a six-strong squad of freestyle stars set to take part in the Games, including overall ski slopestyle World Cup winner James Woods, plus two other podium finishers on the World Cup circuit in Katie Summerhayes and halfpipe star Rowan Cheshire.
"Freestyle is great for the Olympics - it's exciting and fresh and it's bringing a whole new audience to the Games," said Sharples.
"In Britain in particular the sport has progressed so much and if you had told me three or four years ago where we would be today I would have been amazed.
"We are going to Sochi with realistic medal chances. The team has been together for years and there is a great team spirit and bond between the athletes. That is definitely a big advantage for us."