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It’s almost time! We can practically hear the Olympic theme song playing in our heads. So when the first ski events of the 2022 Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing next week, you best know how to watch them.
To that end, we’ve rounded up a handy primer on where you can catch the alpine and freestyle skiing competitions, both with and without cable or satellite service, and the times of the medal events converted to Eastern Standard Time. Bookmark this page for easy reference throughout the course of the Olympics. USA! USA! USA!
When is the Opening Ceremony?
The Games run from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20, with the Opening Ceremony broadcast live at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 4 on NBC as well as live-streamed on NBC’s Peacock app. Not an early bird? Don’t worry, you can watch it in the evening when it’s replayed during NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Where Can You Watch The Competitions?
Whether you’re still connected by cable or satellite or you’ve cut the cord and are looking to stream, these are your options:
With Cable or Satellite Service
NBC and Affiliates
NBC has sole rights to broadcast the Games, as it has continuously since 1988 and will until 2032. The media giant will have primetime coverage on your local NBC station nightly and on weekends, and on its extended affiliates, including USA and CNBC, more regularly. USA will have a good variety of events, including skiing, while CNBC will mostly be broadcasting hockey.
The official Olympics website will be live-streaming many events as well, which viewers can access by signing into their cable or satellite account. The Olympics have partnered with all of the big names, including Directv, Dish, Verizon, and Xfinity. Click here to see if your provider has linked up with the official Olympics website for free event streaming plus bonus content such as commentary, series, films, and replays.
With an App Subscription
If you’re looking to stream, you can find full Olympic coverage at NBC’s Peacock app, NBC Sports app, and NBCOlympics.com, where a selection of events will be available. The only way to guarantee that you can see whichever events you want, though, is to purchase a Premium subscription to Peacock for $10/month (or $5/month with ads). That’s all 2,800 hours of the Games for your viewing pleasure.
You can also watch live events via Sling TV (starting at $35/month), YouTube TV (from $55/month), and on Hulu with their Live TV subscription ($70/month).
When Are the Ski Events?
Below you’ll find the schedule for all of the alpine and freestyle medal events. These include the five alpine disciplines—slalom, downhill, alpine combined, super-G, and giant slalom—as well as the five freestyle events (halfpipe, slopestyle, moguls, ski cross, and aerials) for both men and women. There’s also one mixed event each for both alpine and freestyle competitors: the mixed team aerials, which is new to the Games this year, and the mixed team parallel slalom.
As Beijing is 12 hours ahead of the Eastern Standard Time, so plan accordingly, especially if you’re wanting to see the non-medal qualification rounds, which likely won’t be widely broadcast. You can find a full schedule of all events at Olympics.com.
SKI will have coverage and analysis of the alpine and freestyle medal events; look for it on our new 2022 Winter Olympics landing page. New stories will be added daily. You’ll also find deep dives into the venues and the culture, athlete profiles, and the kinds of inspirational stories that make us all cherish the spirit of the Olympics.
2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Schedule of Ski Events
All times are Eastern Standard Time. * Denotes new events.
- Men’s Moguls, 6:30 a.m.
- Men’s Downhill, 10 p.m.
- Women’s Moguls, 6:30 a.m
- Women’s Giant Slalom, 12:45 a.m.
- * Women’s Ski Big Air, 9 p.m.
- Men’s Super-G, 10 p.m.
- * Men’s Ski Big Air, 10 p.m.
- Women’s Slalom, 12:45 a.m.
- Men’s Combined Downhill, 10:30 p.m.
- Men’s Combined Slalom, 1:15 a.m.
- * Mixed Team Aerials, 6:50 a.m.
- Women’s Super-G, 10 p.m.
- Men’s Giant Slalom,12:45 a.m.
- Women’s Slopestyle, 8:30 p.m.
- Women’s Downhill, 10 p.m.
- Women’s Aerials, 6 a.m.
- Men’s Slopestyle, 8:30 p.m.
- Men’s Slalom, 12:45 a.m.
- Men’s Aerials, 6 a.m.
- Women’s Combined Downhill, 9:30 p.m.
- Women’s Ski Cross, 1 a.m.
- Women’s Halfpipe, 8:30 p.m.
- Women’s Combined Slalom, 1 a.m.
- Men’s Ski Cross, 1 a.m.
- Men’s Halfpipe, 8:30 p.m.
- Mixed Team Parallel Slalom, 10 p.m.