The 1998 Olympic downhill course

The 1998 Olympic downhill course

Challenge yourself against the world's best with a high speed descent of the Olympic downhill course.

Nagano was home to the 1998 Olympics and Happo'one Resort in Hakuba was home to the downhill events. Follow in the tracks of Olympic skiers and ski the slopes of Happo'one to see if you make the grade. Just so you know, the men's gold went to Jean-Luc Cretier of France who completed the 3,289 metre run in just 1 minute 50 seconds. Gambatte (good luck)!  

The 1998 Olympic downhill course

located in Hakuba

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