This hour long special released nationally by PBS sizes up the U.S. Ski Team's prospects for the 1980 Olympics. Ski photographer Bob Perry has followed the team through the pre-Olympic season for a first-hand look at their readiness to face the challenge of the games. He interviews coaches and competitors. The first part of the program concentrates on the alpine team, the downhill racers who competed at Whiteface Mt. in December and in World Cup events the last two months. Hopes for Olympic gold ride on such team stars as Phil Mahre and Cindy Nelson. The Nordic and combined teams are introduced in the second part of the program. Cross country skiers are seen in highlights of their pre-Olympic races in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The top contenders talk about why they ski, what they think about in a race, and the layout of the Lake Placid course. One cross country star local viewers will be particularly interested in is Bill Koch of Guilford, VT, who won a silver medal at Innsbruck in 1976.
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