AUDI FIS Ski World Cup
November 22, 2016

Killington will host World cup, first in state since 1978

Killington will host World cup, first in state since 1978

International Ski Federation gave the green light to Killington to hold Alpine World Cup Races Nov. 26-27
KILLINGTON— On Thursday, Nov. 17, Killington Resort received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (Internal Ski Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
With this announcement, Killington Resort assured 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 Nov. 26 and 27.
“This positive snow control news from FIS reinforces what we already knew – that Killington has ample snow on Superstar to host the world’s fastest female ski racers, and our mountain operations team has the knowledge and horsepower to make more snow in the early season than any other ski area in the country,” said Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.
“Thanks to the hard work of our snowmaking team during every cold weather window this fall, we can now breathe a quick sigh of relief before jumping into the final stretch of preparation for this massive event,” said Solimano.
Killington Resort opened to the public for skiing and snowboarding on Oct. 25, and plans to make snow across multiple mountain areas during the approaching week-long window of very cold weather.
With snowmaking now mostly concluded on Superstar trail, the World Cup race venue, Killington snowmakers will work to add a training run for World Cup racers on Skye Lark while also connecting open ski terrain to K-1, Snowshed and Ramshead base areas for public use, and adding more beginner and intermediate terrain ahead of the holiday period.
“Killington has worked around the clock to ensure a successful return of the World Cup to the east for the first time in 25 years,” said USSA Vice President of Events Calum Clark. “Killington and Powdr have been strong partners in this endeavor and we are looking forward to showcasing our sport in our largest membership region.”

Photo by Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team
LILA LAPANJA

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