Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, reports record-breaking crowds at the World Cup with more than 34,000 spectators over the weekend, while Germany’s Viktoria Robensberg won gold in giant slalom and Mikaela Shriffin won gold in slalom and silver in giant slalom.
“I really felt the crowd carry me to the finish. The fans on the East Coast are the best that I race in front of.” –Mikaela Shriffin
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“We’re thrilled with our second World Cup—it’s an incredible opportunity for Killington and the surrounding community,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “Everyone involved rolled out the red carpet for athletes and spectators. With the support of our community, we’re looking forward to again showcasing Killington and the state of Vermont to the international ski community next year.”
“Based on the athletes’ performances and the enthusiastic spectators who cheered them on, Killington Resort and the Killington community have demonstrated once again that the East can successfully host world-class global ski racing events,” says Herwig Demschar, chair of the Xfinity Killington Cup Local Organizing Committee and VP of International Business Development at POWDR. “This year’s World Cup raised an even higher bar for ski racing in the US, and when the celebration finally stops, we’ll carry that momentum into World Cup 2018,” adds Demschar.
"Killington is already a special place, but when the World Cup comes to town they go all out to celebrate the athletes, put on a top notch experience for fans, and inspire the next generation of skiers, and that’s our goal at POWDR and why we host the World Cup,” says John Cumming, founder and CEO of POWDR. "Hosting the World Cup at Killington is important to us because it’s consistent with who we are. We are one of the last standing independent, family owned and operated ski companies and we are committed to bringing the adventure lifestyle, including ski racing, to families and youth.”
- The Xfinity Killington Cup set American attendance records with an estimated 34,000 spectators across two days (18,000 giant slalom, 16,000 slalom) beating last year’s attendance by 4,000 spectators.
- The Xfinity Killington Cup was broadcast in more than 60 countries worldwide and live on NBC in the United States.
- The Xfinity Killington Cup returns to Killington Resort on November 23-25, 2018.
- Over 2,000 children from New England ski clubs participated in the opening parades Saturday and Sunday.
- 2017 Giant Slalom Results
- 1st Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)
- 2nd Mikaela Shriffin (USA)
- 3rd Manuela Moelgg (ITA)
- 2017 Slalom Results
- 1st Mikaela Shriffin (USA)
- 2nd Petra Vlhova (SVK)
- 3rd Bernadette Schild (AUT)
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 30 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365, #beastworldcup and #beastwinter.
Source: KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 30, 2017) – Killington Resort