Weekend of Alpine ski racing and live music to take place Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-28
Killington Resort announced the entertainment lineup for the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup, Tuesday, Nov. 9. The return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will bring the fastest women’s technical alpine skiers in the world ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics together with music, events, camaraderie and more, Nov. 27-28.
Killington will host free concerts on the Bud Light Seltzer stage throughout the weekend featuring O.A.R., DJ Z-Trip and G Love. O.A.R., who previously headlined the 2016 World Cup, will headline Saturday’s event. Hailing from Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R. has spent more than 25 years touring together, selling out New York City’s Madison Square Garden twice and the Red Rocks Amphitheater a dozen times. The group’s three most recent albums debuted in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200 list. DJ Z-Trip, based out of Phoenix, Arizona, is known around the globe for his unique style and has collaborated with some of the industry greats like Bassnectar, Rakim and many others. He has played at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW and more.
“The entertainment in this year’s World Cup is sure to create some serious excitement as we watch some of the top skiers in the world here at Killington,” said Amy Laramie, director of communications, events and special projects for Killington Resort. “Although we are not able to kick-off the weekend with an athlete bib presentation and fireworks due to limited access to athletes due to Covid protocols, the energy surrounding the weekend is truly unmatched anywhere on the race circuit.”
Highlights of the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup include:
Saturday, November 27:
- Festival Village and giant slalom races beginning at 10:00 a.m. with DJ Z-Trip performing between runs
- O.A.R. performing after the second run
- Wobbly Barn Party post-race party presented by Bud Light Seltzer
Sunday, November 28:
- Festival Village and slalom races beginning at 9:45 a.m.
- G Love performing between runs
“We are excited to welcome back this Thanksgiving weekend tradition following a year off due to the pandemic,” said Herwig Demschar, chair of Killington’s World Cup Local Organizing Committee. “The event is an incredible way to kick off the ski season, with fans cheering on the fastest female skiers in the world, a festive environment like no other and some amazing music.”
The full weekend schedule and tickets are available at Killington.com/worldcup.
The 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup is a fully ticketed event, a change from prior years events. All attendees will need either a General Admission ticket, Grandstand ticket or VIP ticket to enter the Festival Village, concerts and spectating areas. General Admission tickets are available online in advance for $5, with all proceeds benefitting the Killington World Cup Foundation, which supports athlete hospitality and provides grants to support winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region. A limited number of Grandstand tickets are still available for purchase, providing an unparalleled location to view the giant slalom and slalom races.
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.
For additional information about Killington Resort and the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup, visit: killington.com/worldcup.