World Junior Ski Championships from the Comfort of Your home; The Viewing Basics

FasterSkierJanuary 15, 2019

This season’s International Ski Federation (FIS) World Junior Ski Championships will be held in Lahti, Finland beginning Jan. 20. If you’re interested in streaming any of the events live, the organizers in Lahti have you covered. But it will cost you.

Link to Live Stream: this is a fee-based streaming site costing 8.99 € for a day pass and 29.99 € for a comprehensive “Event Pass” to stream every race and jump. The official broadcasting website claims “full videos” and “live streams” are available. In other words, we assume the fee allows viewers to watch replays of archived events. 

In terms of live viewing, Finland is seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST), and 10 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST). For live viewing, depending on where you live, it helps to be a night owl or early riser. (What time is it in Finland now?

Be warned, all times listed below are start times in Finland according to the competition guide. 

(And here’s a link to the official competition program.)

The U.S. men’s silver-medal relay at 2018 Junior World Championships in Goms, Switzerland, with (from left to right) Luke Jager, Hunter Wonders, Gus Schumacher, and Ben Ogden. (Photo:

Cross-Country Events:

Jan. 20: U20 women’s and men’s classic sprint (final’s start time 2:00 PM)

Jan. 21: U23 women’s and men’s classic sprint (final’s start time 2:00 PM)

Jan. 22: U20 women’s 5 k skate and men’s 10 k skate (start time 12:00 PM for women, 2:00 PM for men)

Jan. 23: U23 women’s 10 k skate and men’s 15 k skate  (start time 9:30 AM for women, 12:00 PM for men)

Jan. 24: U20 women’s 15 k classic mass start and men’s 30 k classic mass start (start time 10:00 AM for women, 12:30 PM for men)

Jan. 25: U23 women’s 15 k classic mass start and men’s 30 k classic mass start (start time 10:00 AM for women, 12:30 PM for men)

Jan 26: U20 women’s 4 x 3.3 k relay and men’s 4 x 5 k relay (start time 10:30 AM for women, 12:15 AM for men)

Russian ski jumper Sofia Tikhonova during the women’s 100HS final at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Dustin Satloff/

Nordic Combined Events (only for U20 athletes):

Jan 23: U20 women’s and men’s Individual Normal hill /5 k Gundersen (start time for the competition round of jumping 11:00 AM for women, 2:00 PM for men. Ski racing start for women 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM for men)

Jan. 25: U20 men’s Normal hill / 4 x 5 k team event (competition round of jumping starts at 11:00 AM, ski racing begins at 4:30 PM)

Jan. 27: U20 men’s Individual Normal hill /10 k Gundersen (competition round of jumping starts at 10:00 AM, ski racing at 12:30 PM.)