I'm going to give this its own thread as I think it might have been overlooked appended to the thread where I originally put it.
I am a little confused by some of the directions I have read about how to get to the Gorge. Is it possible to take the Eckbauerbahn from the Olympic Stadium, walk down to the top of the Gorge from the top station and then carry on through the Gorge to the bottom? And how long approximately would that take for a couple of not hugely athletic fortysomethings?
Also if anyone knows the answer to my question about World Cup skiing tickets, that would be great too.