2021-22 Alpine skiing World Cup season TV, live stream schedule

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NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock combine to air live coverage of the Alpine skiing World Cup season, which sandwiches the Winter Olympics in February.

Mikaela Shiffrin, a three-time overall champion, is expected to return to her usual slate of racing — every slalom and giant slalom, plus a selection of downhills and super-Gs. She scaled back last season, returning from the Feb. 2, 2020, death of her father and a back injury to race exclusively technical events on the World Cup.

With the schedule changed to increase the percentage of speed races for an even split with tech, Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami may we be well-placed to win the overall, the biggest annual prize in ski racing. Shiffrin will likely duke it out in slaloms and giant slaloms with defending overall champ Petra Vlhova and world slalom champion Katharina Liensberger of Austria.

Frenchman Alexis Pinturault is the defending men’s overall champion. His biggest challengers include Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, Shiffrin’s boyfriend who narrowly won the 2019-20 overall, then had last season cut short by a knee injury.

2021-22 Alpine Skiing World Cup Broadcast Schedule
Schedule will be added to as the season progresses. All NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel coverage also streams live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
Fri., Nov. 26 Men’s DH – Lake Louise Peacock 2 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 27 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Killington Peacock 10 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Killington Peacock 1 p.m.
Men’s DH – Lake Louise Peacock 2:15 p.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Killington* NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 28 Women’s SL (Run 1) – Killington Peacock 9:45 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s SG – Lake Louise Peacock 2:15 p.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Killington* NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
Thurs, Dec. 2 Men’s SG – Beaver Creek Peacock 1:45 p.m.
Men’s SG – Beaver Creek* NBCSN 11 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 3 Men’s SG – Beaver Creek NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
Women’s DH – Lake Louise Peacock 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 4 Men’s DH – Beaver Creek NBCSN 1 p.m.
Women’s DH – Lake Louise Peacock 2:30 p.m.
Men’s DH – Beaver Creek* NBC 5 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 5 Women’s SG – Lake Louise Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s SG – Beaver Creek Peacock 1 p.m.
Men’s SG – Beaver Creek* NBC 4 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 11 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SG – St. Moritz Olympic Channel 4:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Val d’Isere Peacock 7 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 12 Men’s SL (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SG – St. Moritz Olympic Channel 4:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) – Val d’Isere Peacock 7 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 17 Men’s SG – Val Gardena Peacock 5:45 a.m.
Sat., Dec. 18 Women’s DH – Val d’Isere Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Men’s DH – Val Gardena Peacock 5:45 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 19 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Alta Badia Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s SG – Val d’Isere Peacock 5 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Alta Badia Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 20 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Alta Badia Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Alta Badia Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Tues., Dec. 21 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Courchevel Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Courchevel Peacock 7 a.m.
Tues., Dec. 22 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Courchevel Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Courchevel Peacock 7 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 1) – Madonna Peacock 11:45 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) – Madonna Peacock 2:45 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 26 Women’s GS (Run 2) – Courchevel* NBC 3 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 28 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Lienz Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s DH – Bormio Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Lienz Peacock 7 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 29 Women’s SL (Run 1) – Lienz Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s SG – Bormio Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Lienz Peacock 7 a.m.
Thur., Dec. 30 Men’s SG – Bormio Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 1 Women’s GS — Lienz* NBC 4 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 4 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Zagreb Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Zagreb Peacock 10:05 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 5 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Zagreb Peacock 9:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Zagreb Peacock 12:40 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 8 Women’s GS (Run 1) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 1) — Adelboden Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) — Kranjska Gora Oly Channel, Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Adelboden Oly Channel, Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Sun., Jan. 9 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 1) — Adelboden Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Kranjska Gora Oly Channel, Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Adelboden Oly Channel, Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Tues., Jan. 11 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Schladming Peacock 12 p.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Schladming Peacock 2:45 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 13 Men’s SG — Wengen Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Fri., Jan. 14 Men’s DH — Wengen Oly Channel, Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 15 Women’s DH — Zauchensee Peacock 4:45 a.m.
Men’s DH — Wengen Oly Channel, Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Sun., Jan. 16 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Wengen Peacock 4:15 a.m.
Women’s SG — Zauchensee Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Wengen Oly Channel, Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Fri., Jan. 21 Men’s DH — Kitzbühel Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 22 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Kitzbühel Peacock 4:15 a.m.
Women’s DH — Cortina d’Ampezzo Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Kitzbühel Peacock 7:45 a.m.
Sun., Jan. 23 Women’s SG — Cortina d’Ampezzo Peacock 5:45 a.m.
Men’s DH — Kitzbühel Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Women’s DH — Cortina d’Ampezzo Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Kitzbühel Peacock 7:45 a.m.
Tues., Jan. 25 Women’s GS (Run 1) — Kronplatz Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) — Kronplatz Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 1) — Schladming Peacock 11:45 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Schladming Peacock 2:45 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 29 Women’s DH — Garmisch Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Sun., Jan. 30 Women’s SG — Garmisch Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 26 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Garmisch Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Women’s DH — Crans-Montana Oly Channel, Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Garmisch Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 27 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Garmisch Peacock 3:10 a.m.
Women’s DH — Crans-Montana Oly Channel, Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Garmisch Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Fri., March 4 Men’s DH — Kvitfjell Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Sat., March 5 Women’s SG — Lenzerheide Oly Channel, Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s DH — Kvitfjell Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Sun., March 6 Women’s GS (Run 1) — Lenzerheide Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s SG — Kvitfjell Peacock 5 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) — Lenzerheide Oly Channel, Peacock 7:30 a.m.
Wed., March 9 Men’s SL (Run 1) — Flachau Peacock 11:45 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Flachau Peacock 2:45 p.m.
Fri., March 11 Women’s GS (Run 1) — Are Peacock 9 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) — Are Peacock 12 p.m.
Sat., March 12 Men’s GS (Run 1) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 1) — Are Peacock 4:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Are Peacock 7:45 a.m.
Sun, March 13 Men’s GS (Run 1) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 3:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Kranjska Gora Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Wed March 16 Men’s DH — World Cup Finals Peacock 5 a.m.
Women’s DH — World Cup Finals Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Thu, March 17 Women’s SG — World Cup Finals Peacock 5 a.m.
Men’s SG — World Cup Finals Peacock 6:30 a.m.
Fri., March 18 Mixed Team Parallel — World Cup Finals Peacock 7 a.m.
Sat., March 19 Men’s GS (Run 1) — World Cup Finals Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 1) — World Cup Finals Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — World Cup Finals Peacock 7 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — World Cup Finals Peacock 8:30 a.m.
Sun, March 20 Women’s GS (Run 1) — World Cup Finals Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 1) — World Cup Finals Peacock 5:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) — World Cup Finals Peacock 7 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — World Cup Finals Peacock 8:30 a.m.

*Delayed coverage

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Kendall Gretsch wins six gold medals at Para Nordic Ski Worlds

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Kendall Gretsch, who won Paralympic titles at the last Summer and Winter Games, added another six gold medals at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Sweden last week.

Gretsch, 30, earned seven total medals in seven days between biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Gretsch won gold medals in three different sports across the last three Paralympics: biathlon and cross-country skiing in 2018 (two years after taking up the sports), triathlon in 2021 and biathlon in 2022.

She plans to shift her focus back to triathlon after this winter for 2024 Paris Games qualification.

Gretsch, born with spina bifida, was the 2014 USA Triathlon Female Para Triathlete of the Year. Though triathlon was added to the Paralympics for the 2016 Rio Games, her classification was not added until Tokyo.

Also at last week’s worlds, six-time Paralympian Aaron Pike earned his first Paralympic or world championships gold medal in his decade-plus career, winning a 12.5km biathlon event.

Oksana Masters, who won seven medals in seven events at last year’s Paralympics to break the career U.S. Winter Paralympics medals record, missed worlds due to hand surgery.

The U.S. also picked up five medals at last week’s World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Spain — three silvers for five-time Paralympian Laurie Stephens and two bronzes for 17-year-old Saylor O’Brien.

Stephens now has 18 career medals from world championships, plus seven at the Paralympics.

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World champion skier Kyle Smaine dies in avalanche at age 31

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Kyle Smaine, a retired world champion halfpipe skier, died in an avalanche in Japan on Sunday, according to NBC News, citing Smaine’s father. He was 31.

Smaine, a 2015 World champion in ski halfpipe, had been doing ski filming in Japan, sharing videos on his Instagram account over the past week.

The native of South Lake Tahoe, California, finished ninth in ski halfpipe at the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

In 2018, Smaine won the fifth and final U.S. Olympic qualifying series event in ski halfpipe but did not make the four-man team for PyeongChang. His last sanctioned international competition was in February 2018.

Late Sunday, two-time Olympic champion David Wise won the X Games men’s ski halfpipe and dedicated it to Smaine.

“We all did this for Kyle tonight,” Wise said on the broadcast. “It’s a little bit of an emotional day for us. We lost a friend.”