Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking returns to Killington Resort

Vermont Business Magazine The Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking returns to Killington Resort on Sept. 21-24, 2023. The 20th anniversary of the event will bring professional and amateur athletes from around the world to compete in Downhill, Enduro and Dual Slalom racing, and offers one of the largest cash purses in Downhill Racing. Dakotah Norton and Nina Hoffman are expected to return to defend their 2022 titles, while athletes such as Asa Vermette, Althea Ostgaard, Neko Mulally, Wyn Masters, Jackson Goldston, Dylan Maples and more look to solidify their place in MTB history.  

Athletes will begin to arrive on Wednesday, Sept. 20 for the festival that brings the mountain bike party to The Beast all weekend long. The competition kicks off on Friday, Sept. 22 with the dual slalom race on Ramshead. On Saturday the action heats up with Downhill qualifying, the Thule Enduro Race and the fan-favorite Red Bull Best Whip competition presented by YT Industries. Things wrap up on Sunday with the main event, the US OPEN Downhill Race, as well as Next Gen Downhill Race and Adaptive Downhill Race.  

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Wednesday, Sept. 20 

12:00-4:00 Athlete Registration 

Thursday, Sept. 21 

10:00-5:00 Enduro Practice 

10:00-5:00 Downhill Practice and Course Inspection 

Friday, Sept. 20 

10:00-5:00 Enduro Practice 

10:00-5:00 Downhill Practice 

9:00-2:00 Dual Slalom Practice and Qualifying 

3:00 p.m. Dual Slalom Finals 

Saturday, Sept. 23 

8:30 a.m. Thule Enduro Race 

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Downhill Practice 

2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Downhill Qualifying 

4:00 p.m. Killington Mountain School’s Ice Cream Social 

5:00-7:00 p.m. Red Bull Best Whip presented by YT Industries 

Sunday, Sept. 24 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Downhill Practice 

9:00-10:30 a.m. Next Gen Youth MTB and Adaptive Downhill Practice 

10:30 -11:30 a.m. Next Gen Youth MTB and Adaptive Downhill Race 

11:15 a.m. Downhill Finals 

Spectators are invited to watch the action all weekend long. A $15 spectator pass to ride the Ramshead Express quad uphill only will be available for purchase on the 2nd floor of the Ramshead lodge. It is free to hike and watch. Outside alcohol is not allowed inside the venue.  

Beyond the competition, the Fox US OPEN attracts race fans, freeriders and families with Killington Bike Park remaining open to the public throughout the entire event week. Warm days and cool nights make September a great time to visit Vermont and ride your bike.  

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About Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking 

Established in 2003, the Fox US OPEN of Mountain Biking is America’s original open class downhill race festival. Featuring a unique Open Pro/Am format and one of the largest prize purses in the industry, the Fox US OPEN has offered the most challenging competition in the nation for 20 years, setting the standard as a proving ground for up-and-coming and elite athletes alike. The event also offers a full slate of amateur classes and Next Gen Youth classes. With downhill racing at the cornerstone of the US OPEN, the festival also includes Dual Slalom, Enduro, Adaptive MTB and a massive invite only Best Whip competition. The 2023 Fox US OPEN will take place September 21 - 24, 2023 at Killington Resort (Killington, VT).  

About Killington Resort:   

Killington Resort is a four-season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain and 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, 35 miles of mountain biking trails and 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 adventure lifestyle portfolio. Visit for more information and discover more of what The Beast offers with #beast365.  

September 15, 2023 (KILLINGTON, VT) - Killington