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Three events at this venue: Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined; ski jumping; downhill, super G, combined downhill
 Known for: clear water, national park
 Altitude: 5,512 ft.
 Average snowfall: 4.4 ft.
 Average temperature: 19 degrees F

 Ski Jumping


All Olympic ski jumping events will be held at the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium in the foothills of Japan's Northern Alps.


Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

Notes on the Site


 Distance from Olympic Village: 27 miles
 Design: 90m, 120m hills are parallel to each other
 Construction: Completed in 1992

Specifications


 Spectator capacity: 45,000
 Height: Both hills are made of steel-framed, reinforced concrete:
120m hill: 85.5 ft.
90m hill: 66 ft.
Starting tower: 37 ft.

 Other 1998 Olympic events held at this site: Ski jumping is at south end of the Happo'one ski area, the site of the downhill and super G events

 Alpine Skiing (Downhill, Super G)


All Olympic downhill, super G and combined downhill ski events will be held at the Happo'one ski area, in the foothills of Japan's Northern Alps mountain range.


Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

Downhill Events


 Men: 2,923 meters; vertical drop, 840 meters; maximum grade 65 percent
 Women: 2,654 meters; vertical drop, 781 meters; maximum grade, 65 percent

Super G Events


 Men: 1,490 meters; vertical drop, 650 meters; maximum grade, 51.7 percent
 Women: 1,486 meters; vertical drop, 587 meters; maximum grade, 51.7 percent

Notes on the Site


 Distance from Olympic Village: 27 miles
 Starting points: Men and women start at different places on the mountain; super G events start on same slopes as downhill skiing, but at lower points
 Annual number of visitors to area: 2.6 million

Specifications


 Stadium capacity: 20,000
 Other international competitions held at this site: Alpine Skiing World Cup, 1996 men's speed events and 1997 women's speed events
 Other 1998 Olympic events held at this site: Men's and women's combined downhill (on lower part of men's downhill course)

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