1. The Streif.
No ski race is bathed in such glamour or danger. Jumps up to 80 metres, gradients of 85 percent and speeds reaching 90 mph. Each January, the World Cup Downhill at Kitzbhuel is watched by 500 million TV viewers worldwide, and a further 85,000 pour into this famous Tirolean village to see, hear and touch the ski heroes of the universe. It’s Hollywood, Formula 1, and the circus all in one – and apart from on race weekend, we mortals can all ski the normally gentle run too.