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How to watch: Local skiers Ferreira, Faulhaber compete tonight in Olympic halfpipe qualifiers

Staff reports
Alex Ferreira, left, and Hanna Faulhaber get a proper Aspen sendoff to the Olympics in Beijing with kind worded speeches and cheers from a local crowd in the gondola plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

Roaring Fork Valley freeskiers Alex Ferreira and Hanna Faulhaber take to the Olympic stage on Wednesday night in Colorado (Thursday morning in Beijing) for the halfpipe qualifiers at the Genting Snow Park.

The 17-year-old Faulhaber from El Jebel is the first skier to drop into in the women’s halfpipe qualifier, which begins at 6:30 p.m. MST Wednesday and is schedule to be part of NBC’s primetime coverage. The uninterrupted livestream, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is available on the USA Network and the Peacock app as part of the Xfinity package.

Faulhaber will be the first to drop in of 20 women on the starting list, and each will have two runs. The top 12 finishers advance to finals, which are 6:30 p.m. MST Thursday and will be televised the same as Wednesday. The finals will have three runs each.



Ferreira, 27, is the reigning Olympic silver medalist in men’s halfpipe and will drop in fifth in the starting order late Wednesday night among the 23 men who qualified.

The men’s qualifying is scheduled to be live on the USA Network beginning at 9:30 p.m. MST Wednesday. The livestream is also available on the Peacock app as part of the Xfinity package.




The men’s final is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MST Friday and will be televised by the NBC networks.


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