Six Olympic Runs You Can Ski

Pretend you're the fastest skier in the world or just get down these world-famous runs.
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1. Franz's Downhill, Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Games: Vancouver, 2010

The gondola line over Franz's Downhill

The Gondy line over Franz's Downhill

Americans Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso took home gold and silver, respectively, on Franz’s at the 2010 games.

2. Men's Downhill Run, Snowbasin, Utah

Games: Salt Lake City, 2002

The Beer Can Gondola to access the start shack at Snowbasin.

The Beer Can Gondola to access the start shack at Snowbasin.

The Men’s Downhill Run is one of Snowbasin’s sternest. Created for the 2002 Winter Games, it is accessed by a short beer can gondola, just outside of the John Paul Lodge.

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3. Women's Downhill, Squaw Valley, Calif.

Games: Squaw Valley, 1960

Looker's right of the Olympic Lady chair.

Looker's right of the Olympic Lady chair.

The course remains nearly unchanged since the 1960 games, and is considered the steepest run off Squaw's challenging KT-22 peak.

4. Olympic Hommes, Chamrousse, France

Games: Grenoble, 1968

It might look a bit different in Grenoble today.

It might look a bit different in Grenoble today.

Jean-Claude Killy kept the gold at home on the Olympic men's downhill course, which descends almost 2,000 feet.

5. Cloudspin, Whiteface, N.Y.

Games: Lake Placid, 1980

Cloudspin is just to the looker's right of the center of this photo.

Cloudspin is just to the looker's right of the center of this photo.

The men's Cloudspin course made a name for Eastern skiing during the 1980 games with its 2,700-foot vertical drop.

6. Le Face de Bellvard, Val d'Isère, France

Games: Albertville, 1992

Tomba in action.

Tomba in action.

Alberto Tomba braved the unusually steep course that runs just over 3,000 vertical feet to nab the gold medal.

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