Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post

ETA: Courchevel France (where JGPs are held) and Lake Placid NY USA (1932 and 1980 Olympics) are both about 1800 feet above sea level, while Colorado Springs is at 6000 feet. No comparison there at all.
Erm. I think someone might be confusing metres and feet? As someone who's gone skiing in Courchevel several times, I can tell you that Courchevel isn't 1800 *feet* above sea level but rather 1800 *metres*, which equals approx. 6000 feet, if the online calculator is to be believed
At least I assume the skating events are indeed held at the large skating rink situated in the centre of Courchevel.