2021 Birds of Prey downhill winners
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR), Matthias Mayer (AUT), and Beat Feuz (SUI) stormed the podium in the 2021 Birds of Prey downhill. (Photo: U.S. Ski and Snowboard)

How to Watch the Birds of Prey World Cup Races

Tune in to see the best speed racers in the world take on the legendary Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek

2021 Birds of Prey downhill winners
Jenny Wiegand

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  • The annual Beaver Creek men’s World Cup takes place Dec.2-4, 2022 on the Birds of Prey course
  • Stream the first men’s World Cup downhill live at 10 a.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 2 on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on AppleAndroidRoku, or Fire TV streaming devices
  • Stream the second men’s World Cup downhill live at 10 a.m. MST on Saturday, Dec. 3 on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on AppleAndroidRoku, or Fire TV streaming devices
  • Stream the men’s World Cup super-G live at 10 a.m. MST on Sunday, Dec. 4 on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on AppleAndroidRoku, or Fire TV streaming devices

From Dec. 2-4, the best speed racers in the world will once again descend on Beaver Creek, Colo. to take on the famed Birds of Prey course. Since its inception in 1997, the Beaver Creek World Cup has made a name for itself on the men’s World Cup circuit. Not only is it one of the few World Cup races that take place on American snow, but it’s also one of the gnarliest courses on the men’s Tour thanks to its steep pitch, gravity-defying turns, and massive jumps.

Yet despite being hosted on U.S. turf, relatively few American men have stood atop the Birds of Prey podium over the years. Daron Rahlves and Bode Miller managed to claw their way onto the podium (and hang on to it) for a number of years in the early 2000s, and Ted Ligety made his mark in the years that Beaver Creek hosted a World Cup giant slalom.

Related: Tommy Ford becomes first American to podium in Birds of Prey GS since Ligety

But since 2015, success for the U.S. Ski Team has been sporadic on this course. However, this year, Beaver Creek will host two downhill races and one super-G, giving the talented American speed racers more chances to prove that they can compete with the very best in the world.

Will this be the year that the American contingency, including Olympic super-G silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle and 2021 Birds of Prey super-G bronze medalist Travis Ganong, dominate on home snow? Or will Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt double down on their Birds of Prey downhill and super-G victories from last year? Tune in Dec. 2-3 on Outside Watch to find out.

Race Schedule

Friday, Dec. 3: Birds of Prey Downhill #1

  • The first downhill of the weekend starts at 10 a.m. MST. Start order will depend on the training run results, but expect Ryan Cochran Siegle to lead the American men and start within the first 20 racers.
  • The downhill features only one run, with the best racers starting in the top 15.

Saturday, Dec. 4: Birds of Prey Downhill #2

  • The second downhill starts at 10 a.m. MST. Start order will depend on the previous day’s results.
  • The downhill features only one run, with the best racers starting in the top 15.

Sunday, Dec. 5: Birds of Prey Super-G

  • The super-G starts at 10 a.m. MST. Expect the first Americans (Ryan Cochran Siegle, Travis Ganong) to start around bib number 20.
  • The super-G features one run, with the best racers starting in the top 15.

Where to watch

Live stream all of the Birds of Prey races for free on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on Apple, Android, Roku, or Fire TV streaming devices. Outside+ members will also have access to all of the weekend’s races on-demand after live coverage has concluded.

How to Download the Outside TV app on your smartphone or TV

  • iOS users: Download the Outside TV app here to watch the races on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV
  • Google Play: Download the Outside TV app here to watch on Android and Google Play compatible devices

Still have questions about how to access the Birds of Prey races on Outside’s streaming platforms? We’ve got all the answers right here.

Not yet an Outside+ member? Sign up today to get unrestricted access to all of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard domestic World Cup events live and on-demand.

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