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post #1 of 11
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Hi, I have a question that some of you guys in the USA might be able to answer.

 

When I visited Mammoth a couple of years back I recall there were 2 or 3 snowsports tv stations running on cable in the place I stayed at. I can't remember what they were called though, one was local and showed weather reports and vids from the mountain, one seemed to be all kids ski racing and the other was the most professional with general snowsports related programes, interviews and news and I guess was probably available elsewehere as well (I remember a lot of Glen Plake being on it a lot).

 

Question is can anyone tell me what these stations are called? Also can anyone tell me if these or any other snowsoprts TV stations stream over the net and/or websites that I can check out?

 

I'm basically curious to see what's out there and if there's any chance of me viewing vids or even getting a steaming service over here in the UK.

 

Thanks in advance for any info offered.

post #2 of 11

In Aspen, the big ones are Plum and RSN.    Then to a lesser extent, Outside.

 

Plum has smoking hot Ramona.

http://www.plumtv.com/

 

RSN has some good segments.

http://www.rsn.com/

 

Outside

http://www.tvaspen.com/

 

Just like the Networks, they are always changing formats and personalities.  I like watching the live weather updates in the morning.

post #3 of 11
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Thanks SHREDHEAD, really appreciate the links and some of them streaming too

 

I'm guessing the snowsports content ramps up during the season?

 

When I was over I watched a lot of weather updates too - seemed like the thing to do!

 

It's great to see stations like this with local content, it's something in my experience you don't really get so much in Europe and I have to say I think someone's missing a trick there. There's loads of races and similar stuff on big cable/satellite networks like Eurosport and there's the Extreme Sports channel which shows more freeride based stuff in amongst non-snowsports programming but nothing I know of that's as good for local stuff as well as the general snowsports vibe as the channels I've seen in the US - feel free anyone to contradict me if you know better though!

 

So, there must be more of these TV stations out there - anyone got any more links?

post #4 of 11
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BTW, I found www.skitv.com which has some decent footage on it.

post #5 of 11

Universal Sports Channel telecasts a lot of alpine skiing and other winter sports during the winter.  It's available throughout much of the USA.  Not sure how much video you can get from their website:

http://www.universalsports.com/

post #6 of 11
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Universal Sports Channel telecasts a lot of alpine skiing and other winter sports during the winter.  It's available throughout much of the USA.  Not sure how much video you can get from their website:

http://www.universalsports.com/


I am not at all sure that very much of the country gets that channel in the full  form we do.  

post #7 of 11

Yer not lyin' about ramona....

post #8 of 11
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Yer not lyin' about ramona....


Yeah so I see

post #9 of 11
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No more TV stations?

post #10 of 11

Bear with me videoheads.  I watch next to zero TV, preferring to spend my free time out of doors.   Really.  I only figured out how to use video on demand to find "the ski channel"  on our family TV today because I'm home sick with a wicked bad head cold. 

 

So what is the RSN business model anyways?  Is it simply closed-circuit/private channel that is broadcast at specific resorts?  That's the way it seems. 

 

There is no way to watch it outside of the resort, correct?

 

Thankyou! 

post #11 of 11
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RSN is now Outside TV apparently!

 

Thought it might be time to update this in case there's any more TV streams now online - anyone spotted any?

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