Stairway to heaven: Skiers scale 223 steps to downhill start

Skiers make their way to reach the start of the men’s downhill course, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. To reach the start of the new men’s downhill course in Cortina, skiers have to climb 223 steps at an altitude of 2,400 meters (8,000 feet). The course’s name, Vertigine, translates to "vertigo."