While I always knew that Whiteface was well-suited to Olympic level ski events, I’d never actually considered which runs we used for specific events. I’d assumed that Cloudspin and Skyward were part of the answer, but I hadn’t really thought it through.
We found this post card from the 1980 Winter Olympic Games that were held at Lake Placid and Whiteface. It came with no description. I thought it would be a simple matter to match the graphic up with a current Whiteface trail map to determine what trails had been used for each event.
However it was not that easy. If you’ve got definitive answers about which events were held on which trails, please post a comment below or on the piece in the NY Ski Directory: Whiteface Olympic Runs.
UPDATED with info from comments:
Men’s Downhill: Cloudspin – Niagara
Ladies Downhill: Upper Skyward
Men’s Slalom: Approach – Wilderness
Ladies Slalom: Approach – Wilderness
Mens GS: Upper Parkway – Lower Parkway
Ladies GS: Upper Thruway – Lower Thruway