POV Downhill Racing

Better than the front row.
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Need for speed? The U.S. Ski Team heads to Copper.

Ever wonder what it's like to race on a downhill course at nearly 100 miles per hour? Here's a taste from a racer's point of view at the U.S. Ski Team's Speed Center at Copper Mountain.


2002 Olympic Downhill Courses at Snowbasin

Olympic Downhill Courses at Snowbasin

Skiing two miles downhill without taking a break is hard enough. Try doing it at 80 mph on a sheet of ice. That's what it feels like to be an Olympic racer, and you can still ski the 2002 Olympic Downhill Course at Snowbasin if you're willing to give it a try.

The Cirque

The Cirque’s crowning amenity—ask any 10-year-old— is the heated outdoor pool with rock waterfall and hot tubs.