The world’s best Alpine skiers, including Lindsey Vonn, are competing in North America on Saturday, on NBC Sports Live Extra.
First up is the Birds of Prey men’s super-G at Beaver Creek, Colo., on NBCSN and Live Extra.
Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal is looking to become the first man since Austrian great Hermann Maier in 1998 to win four straight World Cup races.
Svindal, a three-time 2010 Olympic medalist, captured a downhill and super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, last weekend and then the Birds of Prey downhill on Friday.
His top challengers include countryman Kjetil Jansrud, second to Svindal on Friday, and American Travis Ganong, the World Championships downhill silver medalist in Beaver Creek last season.
Later, the four-time World Cup overall champion Vonn goes for her second straight downhill win at her favorite course in Lake Louise on Live Extra.
The 2010 Olympic downhill champion “did the splits” en route to her 16th career Lake Louise victory and 68th overall Friday.
Two of the world’s best downhill racers, Austrian Anna Fenninger and Slovenian Tina Maze, are not competing this season, leaving Vonn with few true rivals, if any, in the her favorite discipline.
World Cup ski racing continues on Sunday. The full broadcast schedule is here.