How To Watch: The Full Breakdown
This Olympic season, fans worldwide are chomping at the bit to follow their favorite World Cup athletes on the road to Beijing. For American fans, in particular, tuning in to international, and even domestic competitions can seem like a daunting task given the myriad of streaming options to choose from. Add on the complication of TV rights between host countries, and finding the event that you want to watch, when you want to watch it, gets even more confusing.
But please, don’t fret. Our team has broken down your options, based on your viewing preferences and schedule. Consider it your trusty handbook for when too many options seem to lead to no good options.
To start, what exactly do we mean when we say, NBC Universal?
NBC Universal is a parent company home to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and PeacockTV.com. Through the number of channels at their disclosure, NBC Universal promises to provide live and same-day event coverage of alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, and snowboard events throughout the 2021/22 season, in addition to broadcasting the 2022 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 4-20.
If you prefer watching the full broadcast…
Tune into the live and/or same-day coverage of the event of your choosing on either NBC, NBCSN, or the Olympic Channel. To catch the events live, as they happen, set your alarm and tune in. Otherwise, if you have DVR capacities on your home television, be sure to hop on the night before an event and make sure to record said event to catch all the real-time action, full commentary, and more, at a time that is convenient for you. Unfortunately, not all events are available via broadcast, but if this is your preferred method of view, double-check our schedule to see if it's an option before peeling through your at-home TV schedule.
*Please note – U.S. Ski and Snowboard has a duty to report results as they happen on our social media channels. We also publish articles at the conclusion of substantial events that offer a brief recap of event happenings. If you’re a die-hard fan and don’t want to know the who, what, when, and where before you watch your event recording, please avoid our social media channels.
If you don’t have access to broadcast television or want on-demand coverage of all FIS-sanctioned World Cup events, look no further than PeacockTV.com.
With NBC’s PeacockTV.com, live streaming and on-demand viewing are both an option for each and every World Cup event happening throughout the season. Alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, ski jumping, and nordic combined World Cups, are all available to stream on Peacock.
To customize your viewing experience, add specific events to your Peacock watchlist to easily find live streams the day of, and if you can’t burn the midnight oil, find the replays at a convenient time for you.
But wait, how do you find events on Peacock?
First, create an account. FIS World Cups are only available for viewing with a paid Peacock Premium subscription. At $4.99/month for sports with commercials and $9.99/month for sports without commercials, it’s worth the price of an oat-milk latte to never miss a moment this Olympic season. By subscribing now, it helps make the case for wider event coverage of our sports in the future. Plus, it's a great way to show your support for the sports you care about, the athletes, and all the folks that work hard to put on these events.
Once logged in, you can find FIS World Cup events by clicking on the sports tab, and scrolling down the page until you find the section titled Skiing & Snowboarding. By hovering your mouse over the scheduled broadcasts, two small arrows to the left and right will appear. If you don’t see your desired event immediately, click through the streaming list until you find the event you would like to watch (there are quite a few events happening each weekend, so don’t give up too quickly!) Once you get there, by clicking on the event, you can dive into the show live, or add it to your watchlist to easily find an on-demand replay for your viewing pleasure at a time that is convenient for you. Bonus, you can easily find your watchlist (including replays) under your account to skip all the scrolling farther down the line.
If you are having trouble with your Peacock account, please contact Peacock at https://www.peacocktv.com/help/.
*Please note – streaming on PeacockTV.com DOES NOT include live event commentary on the vast majority of events. To hear full breakdowns from the likes of Steve Porino, Steve Schlanger, Ted Ligety, and more, you’ll have to tune in or record the broadcast, if it is available for your event.
If you want to stream the event, with English commentary, Ski and Snowboard Live makes that option available. 160 live FIS World Cup events will be available for fans to watch with English commentary at Ski and Snowboard Live. Each event does require that you purchase a pass to tune in. So rather than subscribing for a month to receive access to all FIS World Cup Events, you pay per event.
New this season, all Austrian World Cup events will be available for U.S. fans to watch on the Ski World Cup Live app. For those of you that have followed the ongoing TV rights saga over the years, this is big news. Catch full event coverage with English commentary of all your favorite Austria-based events, including highlights, and on-demand replays, free with your account. Never miss out on the drama of the Hahnenkamm downhill again.
How do I keep track of all this?
Current television broadcast and streaming schedules for all sports are available on our website, here. Sport-specific broadcast and streaming schedules are available below:
Broadcast and streaming schedules for the Networks of NBCUniversal, Ski and Snowboard Live, and World Cup Live will be updated weekly on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard website throughout the season. Check-in regularly for the latest updates!
Thank you, as always, for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.