On November 14, 2018

Snow won’t impact World Cup construction

The 3 inches of overnight snowfall at Killington on Tuesday, Nov. 13  was a welcome sight to those setting up the World Cup venue at Killington.

“It’s tremendous news. Everything is going to look beautiful on television,” said World Cup Chief of Press Tom Horrocks.

The bleachers, where a crowd of about 16,000 will cheer as professional ski racers fly down Superstar, are currently being set up for the event Nov. 23-25.

While snow won’t impact the construction, Horrocks said wind predicted for the end of the week could slow things down.

The snowfall adds to its depth of about 15 inches. In the meantime, Killington is still making a “ton of snow” to add to the natural snow,  Horrocks said.

Snowmakers worked as long as temperatures allowed Tuesday night, shutting down for a brief break during the day. They planned to continue making snow Tuesday night after temperatures – possibly in the single digits – returned.

“I took a peak at the venue and things are coming along nicely,” Horrocks said.

Crews make progress Nov. 11 building the spectator grandstands for the World Cup at Killington Resort, which takes place Nov. 23-25.
Crews make progress Nov. 11 building the spectator grandstands for the World Cup at Killington Resort, which takes place Nov. 23-25.

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