Skiing’s Inaugural Harvard Carnival to be Broadcast on ESPN+

Skier turns the gate under a beautiful blue sky at Waterville Valley, N.H.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard alpine and nordic ski team's inaugural Harvard Carnival will be live-streamed on ESPN+ the weekend of Jan. 17-18 with live broadcast being the first of its kind on the collegiate skiing circuit. 

The alpine competition, hosted in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, will be televised on Friday, Jan. 17, while the nordic events, located in Dublin, New Hampshire, can be seen on Saturday, Jan. 18. Fans will be able to tune in beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, while Saturday's nordic slate will commence with the women's mass start at 10 a.m. Two broadcast commentators will provide play-by-play and color commentary in addition to a sideline reporter conducting interviews with skiers after competition. Spectators can expect to see almost eight hours of live skiing action.

"We are thrilled to represent EISA with our first ever Harvard Carnival, bringing the event to our fans that can't attend the racing in person. The live broadcast establishes this as a world class event" said Scott MacPherson, the Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Alpine). Chris City, the Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Nordic), echoed a similar sentiment: "This will be the first regular-season EISA race to be live-streamed. We're certainly hoping to have lots of spectators on snow, but for those who can't attend, this is a unique opportunity to watch our skiers compete and our teams are proud to share these events with friends and family."

The Harvard Carnival will kick off the 2020 campaign for the Crimson.