U.S. Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety are in World Cup action this weekend, with every race streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Vonn gets it started at her favorite course — Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.
The 2010 Olympic downhill champion has won 15 times in 38 World Cup starts at Lake Louise, which is nicknamed “Lake Lindsey” for her dominance. That’s a record for victories at a single venue.
Vonn is skiing this season with an eye on a fifth World Cup overall title, which would move her one crown shy of the record held by retired Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll. Vonn, at 31, would be the oldest women’s World Cup overall winner ever.
She’s also trying to close the gap on the overall World Cup wins record of 86 held by retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn is at 67 victories and wiped out in her first start this season, in a giant slalom last week in Aspen, Colo.
Vonn will be favored in Lake Louise downhills on Friday and Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.
Shiffrin joins the field Sunday, marking the slalom queen’s World Cup speed event debut. She’s coming off two dominant slalom wins in Aspen last weekend but is not expected to make the podium in her new event Sunday.
Shiffrin, tapped to vie with Vonn for the World Cup overall title this season, finished 24th and 10th in two lower-level downhill races two weeks ago.
The men will race in Beaver Creek, Colo., from Friday through Sunday.
World Championships downhill silver medalist Travis Ganong will be the top U.S. hope in a downhill on Friday and a super-G on Saturday.
The 2014 Olympian placed third and fourth in a downhill and super-G in Lake Louise last weekend, both won by returning Norwegian star Aksel Lund Svindal.
Ted Ligety finishes the weekend off in his best event, the giant slalom, on Sunday. The Olympic and World champion won the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 25.
Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier with six medals, will make his broadcast debut on NBC for the men’s races.
“I’m comfortable with my knowledge based on skiing,” the 38-year-old Miller, who is taking this season off and might not compete again, told media in Beaver Creek on Wednesday. “If it’s fun, then I would do it [more broadcast work in the future], but it’s not really in me to do things that I don’t really enjoy and find exciting and fun. If it’s work, then don’t expect to see me again.”
Here’s the full broadcast and streaming schedule (all times Eastern):