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This is a big year for American ski racing, freeski, and freestyle fans. For the 2022-’23 season, the U.S. will host the most FIS World Cup events in history on American snow. Just as exciting (from our perspective): American fans will be able to stream all the action live on Outside Watch.
As part of a new partnership between U.S. Ski and Snowboard and Outside Interactive Inc.—parent company of Outside and SKI, among others—Outside becomes the streaming broadcaster of all the domestic U.S. World Cups, with more than 90 hours of competition queued up this winter.
That includes one of the highlights of the women’s alpine World Cup, the traditional giant slalom and slalom in Killington, Vt. over Thanksgiving weekend, as well as the men’s Xfinity Birds of Prey speed races in Beaver Creek, Colo., in early December.
But that lineup has been in place since 2017. This winter, FIS has added men’s giant slalom and slalom in Palisades Tahoe (the first men’s World Cup there since 1969), as well as speed events in Aspen, in February and March, respectively.
There’s also plenty of action to look forward to on the freestyle, freeski, and snowboard circuits. On this side of the pond, the freeski and snowboard World Cup gets underway with the Toyota Grand Prix and Visa Big Air at Copper Mountain, Colo., in mid-December. In February, freeski and snowboard return to Mammoth, along with a freestyle World Cup in Deer Valley the same week.
Outside will air all of these domestic events live on its various streaming platforms, including online on Outside Watch, in the Outside TV app, as well as on its third party platforms like Roku, Sling, Dish, Apple TV, YoutubeTV, and FireTV, among others. See the full list here.
Ready to tune in? Here’s a checklist of three things you need to do to get the most out of Outside’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard event coverage.
1. Familiarize yourself with the domestic event schedule
- Nov. 26-27: Killington Cup, Killington, Vermont; women’s slalom/giant slalom
- Dec. 2-4: Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill/downhill
- Feb. 25-26: Palisades Tahoe, California; men’s slalom/giant slalom
- March 3-5: America’s Downhill, Aspen, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill
- Feb. 2-4: Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International, Deer Valley, Utah; men’s and women’s aerials/moguls
Freeski and Snowboard
- Dec. 16-17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s halfpipe
- Dec. 16-17: Visa Big Air Presented by Toyota, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s big air
- Feb. 2-4: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, California; men’s and women’s halfpipe/slopestyle
2. Sign up for O+ to make sure you don’t miss a single run
You’ll be able to tune into most events for free across Outside’s streaming platforms, though some runs will only be available to O+ members. To make sure you catch all the qualifying runs as well as the finals of each event, sign up for O+ and enjoy full access not only to these broadcasts, but a whole host of O+ premium content.
3. Tune into SKI to get all the beta
SKI will provide detailed “How to Watch” guides, including start times, leading up to each event. Supplement your streaming with analysis and insight from the experts. SKI covers the nuts and bolts of the alpine World Cup and freestyle scene on its Competitions and Events channel. Get the deets on which athletes to watch, play-by-plays of each event, as well as result analysis.