The place is Kitzbühel, the run is the Streif, the race is the Hahnenkamm. In the cult of downhill racing, an Olympic gold medal is peanuts compared to a Hahnenkamm win. It's the crown jewel bestowed only on downhill's kings. Survive and you're a hero, win and you're a god. It's been called the Super Bowl of skiing, but this game goes beyond a prime-time circus. It's about man challenging the mountain—and his own mortality.
Why We Ski: The Hahnenkamm