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Downhill. The great thing is, the ski area lifts go to 1650m*. The mountains go to 3000m. What's above the lifts is big and there for those who are willing to hike.
* The DH course went a bit higher to meet FIS requirements for length and a lift was built causing much rancor because several laws where allegedly violated in it's construction.
I still think the Nagano Olympics were one of the best ever. Despite CBS's efforts at times to make them a snoozer with the likes of Jim Nantz and the production.
Tim Ryan as the ski announcer was excellent though.
The Downhill, in prime time on the US east coast was incredible. A lot of people who never had seen skiing, got a look at Maier's famous crash.
It's interesting also in that straight skis were still used for slalom and shaped for gs.