If it's not the venue, what, then, is preventing such an inherently awesome sport from gracing our televisions once every four years? Its relative obscurity? Surely it's no more obscure than, say, four man bobsleigh. The equipment is expensive, which is a barrier to entry. And then, of course, there's the danger. As we learned tragically this year, a death in an inherently dangerous Olympic sport is still a rare shock, and speed skiing certainly raises the overall risk factor of the games.