The Ski World Cup starts from Soelden in Austria: it will be broadcast live streaming on SkyGo (Eurosport channel) and RaiPlay
The Ski World Cup 2017/2018 is now upon us and as has been the case for several years now, it will be the men's and women's giant slalom in Soelden that will open the season. The appointment for the first race of the year is for October 28, but the Ski World Cup will accompany the fans until mid-March with the Finals that will be held in Levi.
The season starts again with two mandatory favorites: Marcel Hirsher and Mikaela Shiffrin, last year's World Cup winners. The Austrian champion, winner of the last six World Cups, will start with a handicap: due to an injury he will start the season only in mid-November. Mikaela Shiffrin, on the other hand, will have to watch her back against the return of Lindsey Vonn and Sofia Goggia, the Italian skier who impressed for most of last season. 2018 will also be the year leading up to the Winter Olympics and every skier will be focused on being in top form during the two central weeks of February.
The television rights to the 2017/2018 Ski World Cup have been acquired by both RAI (which will broadcast the races on free-to-air) and Eurosport (a channel present on Mediaset Premium and Sky). All races will be broadcast live and also in live streaming. In fact, fans will be able to follow the Ski World Cup 2017/2018 live streaming on RaiPlay and on SkyGo. Here's how to do it.
Ski World Cup Calendar 2017/2018
Six months of skiing. The 2017/2018 Ski World Cup calendar is very busy: it starts on October 28 with the women's giant slalom in Soelden and will end on March 17 in Are, Sweden. In between there will also be the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea in Pyeongchang, starting on February 9 and ending on February 25. As mentioned, the calendar is very busy: after Soelden, the team will go to Levi (Finland) and then the trip to North America will begin. The return to Europe is set for December 9 in France (male giant slalom and special slalom) and in Switzerland (female giant slalom and special slalom). Italy will also be the protagonist of the calendar: between December 15 and December 30, the slopes of Bormio, Val Gardena, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Alta Badia will host several World Cup races. During 2018, skiers will move to the rest of Europe: Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Slovenia.
How to follow the 2017/2018 Ski World Cup live streaming on SkyGo
Eurosport is one of two TV channels that has acquired the TV rights to the 2017/2018 Ski World Cup. All races, both men's and women's, will be streamed live on one of the two channels Eurosport has on Sky's satellite platform. If during the weekend you will not have the opportunity to watch the ski race live on television, you can use streaming via your computer or smartphone. To watch the Ski World Cup 2017/2018 live streaming you will have to use SkyGo, Sky's online platform. After logging in through your Sky account, you will have to connect to the Eurosport channel during race time. It is necessary to have a subscription to the Sports package
How to watch the Ski World Cup 2017/2018 live streaming on RaiPlay
The Ski World Cup has been for years one of the flagship products of RAI and also this year the State TV has acquired the television rights. All men's and women's races will be broadcast on RaiSport Plus HD or on the other RAI channels. To see the Ski World Cup 2017/2018 live streaming you can connect to RaiPlay, the digital platform of the State TV. To follow the skiing you just need to access RaiPlay and tune in to the channel that is broadcasting the World Cup. No registration or subscription will be necessary: RaiPlay is the only way to watch the Ski World Cup 2017/2018 in free streaming.