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The vertical drop required for Alpine skiing runs around 3000 ft.  There's been talk in the Reno-Tahoe bid that it's possible Apline events would be held at Squaw Valley despite the fact that the vertical drop at Squaw Valley runs only about 2800 ft.  It's been mentioned that new runs would have to be cut to meet the requirements.  How is this possible and has it ever been done before in any prior Winter Olympics?

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Do you mean having runs that never have been used in any capacity before the Winter Olympics?  ???

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The FIS requirement is for an 800m vertical drop. Both Sarajevo and Nagano, if memory serves me, had to artificially raise their starts to meet it, maybe others too.

Squaw, of course, was used in 1960, so either it met the standard then or the requirement wasn't in force then.

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The vertical drop required for Alpine skiing runs around 3000 ft.  There's been talk in the Reno-Tahoe bid that it's possible Apline events would be held at Squaw Valley despite the fact that the vertical drop at Squaw Valley runs only about 2800 ft.  It's been mentioned that new runs would have to be cut to meet the requirements.  How is this possible and has it ever been done before in any prior Winter Olympics?

1.  It's WAAAAAAYYYY too early to worry about Reno-Tahoe's bid spex.  THerefore that gives them enough time to work on coming close to those minimum requirements.

2.  There is always some give and take on natural, outdoor courses.  I'm sure 200 feet would not be a big problem.  And if it is, they can always find or add that extra 200 feet.

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