Cross-country skiing, on the other hand, has become much more attractive thanks to new sprint formats.This works very well. You need core formats, i.e. final rounds, but you also need the so-called mammoths. Of course, the time is also important: ten o'clock in the morning is pointless because you don't have enough spectators. Twice as many people watch in the afternoon. And: How many starters do I need? Maybe 20 are enough.
And the downhill skiers are going to qualify beforehand, right?
The problem with downhill races is that when I have 88 starters, the last one has to have light as well, so you have to start relatively early because it gets dark again at three. There can be a qualifier in advance, but the main race has to be celebrated on Saturday, maybe with only 20 or 25 starters.