International Ski Federation gives green light to HomeLight Killington Cup Race

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International Ski Federation gives green light to HomeLight Killington Cup Race

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 2:16pm -- tim

General Admission tickets benefiting the Killington World Cup Foundation are available for $5. Mikaela Shiffrin on the podium at Killington. Below, 360 crowd; night concert. Photos courtesy Killington.

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, has received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (International Ski Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

According to FIS: “This is to inform you that the Women’s' Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Killington (USA) are confirmed following the official snow control from today 17th November 2021. As scheduled, the races will take place on 27 and 28 November 2021.”

With this announcement, Killington Resort can assure international race teams and ski racing fans traveling to central Vermont for Thanksgiving weekend that both the Giant Slalom and Slalom races will take place as scheduled on November 27 and 28.

General admission tickets are available for $5 at www.killington.com/worldcup. All general admission proceeds will benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation to provide grants that support winter sports in the Northeast. All HomeLight Killington Cup spectators will need a ticket to gain entry to this year’s event.

“I can confidently say that the entire Killington community is excited to hear the news of FIS approval for race course snow preparation, giving the green light to bring world class elite ski racing to the East coast just ten days from today. Receiving the FIS approval is a testament to Killington’s powerful snowmaking system and commitment to winter sports,” said Herwig Demschar, SVP of international business development at POWDR and World Cup local organizing chairman. “Returning from a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, the fifth iteration of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be another incredible weekend of ski racing, music, and camaraderie. With athletes from more than 20 countries on their way to the Green Mountain State in the coming days, the resort, POWDR, and the town of Killington are delighted to welcome them all.”

With snowmaking in the final stages on Superstar trail, the World Cup race venue, Killington snowmakers will continue snowmaking on Skyelark in an effort to add a training run for World Cup racers. The snowmaking team also continues to aggressively expand terrain for top-to-bottom skiing and riding. Killington Resort opened to season pass and express card holders for skiing and snowboarding on November 5, followed by a public opening on November 6.

A full schedule of events at Killington Resort during World Cup Weekend including race start times, entertainment, concerts by DJ Z-Trip, O.A.R. and G. Love, plus information on many free parking and shuttle bus options is available at www.killington.com/worldcup. Killington strongly suggests to not bring bags to the venue; priority for security screening will be given to those without bags.

Killington’s priority is to protect the wellbeing of spectators, athletes and staff for the duration of the HomeLight Killington Cup. Actions being taken to prioritize the wellbeing of the community include ticketing the entire event—including General Admission—to control attendance and requiring proof of vaccine or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event from spectators. 

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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 60 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365.

Source: KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 17, 2021) – Vermont’s Killington Resort