Signature Events

Look forward to these signature events across our region. These are events that attract hundreds of people each year. Often ones that require some advanced planning for travelers; so mark your calendar!

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Killington Cup to return in 2024 

May 15, 2024
Killington Resort is slated to kick off the 2024-25 Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in the U.S., hosting the Stifel Killington Cup for the eighth time over Thanksgiving weekend. Over 40,000 fans are expected to cheer on the fastest female ski racers in the world, including six-time Stifel Killington Cup Slalom champion and winningest…

Spectating: What to expect from each race division

September 20, 2023
  Spectators will be able to watch six races when the Fox U.S. Open comes to Killington this weekend. The competitions, along with a vendor village and food will be held at Ramshead. Spectating is free or for $15, people can take a chairlift to get a better view of the competitors.  Open Downhill The…

IDF World Cup tour returns to Killington 

September 19, 2018
High-speed showdown Staff report Sept. 21-23—KILLINGTON—Skateboard and luge racers will bring top talent to the region for the Killington IDF World Cup, Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23. The track down East Mountain Road in Killington is the fastest race course in the world with speeds reaching upwards of 70 mph on skateboard and 83 mph on…

Official 2017 Killington IDF World Cup & Freeride

August 18, 2017
The IDF World Cup tour returns to Killington Sept. 8-10, 2017 for an exciting, high-speed showdown on this renowned track. From this year forward, it will be organized by #EmgeeEvents, to whom Dean Events passed the torch. The Killington World Cup is the final event of the 2017 WC tour, for all the marbles, and…

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Killington Wine Festival uncorks

July 12, 2017
Tasting wine on the mountain July 14-16 — KILLINGTON — This year’s wine festival toasts 16 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains July 14-16, 2017. Throughout the weekend, representatives from dozens of wineries and distributors pour hundreds of wines and spirits from around the world. The Killington Wine Festival boasts one of the widest…

Cooler in the Mountains Summer Series kicks off

July 12, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 3:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON—The free Cooler in the Mountains summer concert series kicks off Saturday, July 15, in conjunction with the Killington Wine Festival. The concert series runs for eight consecutive Saturdays, July 15 to Sept. 2, and features a variety of national acts that spans a diverse collection of musical genres. The concerts, begin at 3:30…

Killington Music Festival to delight with Brahms and Schumann

July 5, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 7 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Now in its 35th season of presenting fine chamber music, the Killington Music Festival continues its summer series at Killington Resort on Saturday, July 8, with “Delightful Melodies.” The Killington Music Festival faculty come together to perform masterworks with delightful melodies that will linger in audiences’ hearts well after the performance…

Killington Recreation Center debuts new features

June 29, 2017
KILLINGTON—New features have been installed at the Killington Recreation Center this summer. A new playground was installed this past year with the help of the town’s highway crew, and Killington campers have had a blast on the new playground and are enjoying the new features, reported Kim Peters, Killington recreation director.  The extended plan is…

CLIF Enduro East comes to Killington region

June 28, 2017
Get in on the action as top mountain bikers compete in Killington in an Enduro World Series Qualifier. The first $10,000 Clif Enduro East event, brought to you by the Vittoria Eastern States Cup crew, will take place at Vermont’s Green Mountain Trails and Killington Resort on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. Day one…

Killington’s 4th of July activities include fireman’s picnic and raffle

June 28, 2017
Tuesday, July 4—KILLINGTON—The Fourth of July celebration and fireman’s barbecue is one of Killington’s most popular events of the summer, held each year on July 4. This year, events begin at 10 a.m. at the Johnson Recreation Center on River Road. Enjoy food cooked by the fire department and other volunteers throughout the day. During the…

Killington Music Festival opens 35 season with return of Simon Ghriachy

June 28, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Now in its 35th season of presenting fine chamber music, the Killington Music Festival (KMF) announces  its Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series schedule for 2017. On Saturday evenings from July 1-29, the internationally acclaimed musicians will perform at Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort at 7 p.m., with the…

Loon family grows by one

June 21, 2017
KILLINGTON—The loons nesting on Kent Pond welcomed one baby, Wednesday, June 14, after a 28 day incubation period, according to Paul Holmes, a Killington resident and photographer has been watching from a distance and recording their activity. “Wednesday evening it was clear that the chick had hatched since dad was regularly returning to the nest…

“Bike ‘n’ Brew” kicks off Killington bike season

June 14, 2017
By Evan Johnson Mountain bike season took a flying jump into summer this weekend as a swarm of mountain bikers took to the trails at Killington Resort in the first-ever Bike ‘n’ Brew, a celebration of local mountain bike trails and the culture riders enjoy. The weekend-long event included a full lineup of entertainment and…

Hundreds hit the slope June 1

June 7, 2017
Killington Resort finishes out the season with free skiing in June KILLINGTON—For the first time in 15 years, Killington Resort offered lift serviced skiing and snowboarding in June. And Thursday, June 1, hundreds showed up for lift-serviced skiing and riding offered free to the public. It was the first time that Killington had offered lift-serviced…

KMS grads celebrate HS experience

June 7, 2017
By Amy Allen Student-athletes at Killington Mountain School are no strangers to spending time outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and the class of 2017’s graduation day kept that tradition alive. From brisk wind, to clouds, to rain, to brightening skies, Friday’s ceremony, June 2, ran the gamut, and KMS students did one of…

Forty years later, Doug Hazard still playing at McGrath’s Irish Pub

May 24, 2017
KILLINGTON—It’s been 40 years since the first band played a gig at McGrath’s Irish Pub, and that same performer is back this weekend—Doug Hazard returns to the top of Sherburne Pass at the Inn at Long Trail to play during Memorial Day Weekend. He’s a regular on the revolving list of musicians to pass through…

Speed and distance: Road bikers compete in three-day challenge, over 150 miles

May 24, 2017
Killington Stage Race returns for Memorial Day weekend The Killington Stage Race (KSR) is a three day bicycle stage race held on Memorial Day weekend in and around Killington. Cyclists from across the U.S., Canada, and international racers from as far as Bermuda and New Zealand traveled to Killington for the Memorial Day Weekend to…

Celebrating spring, slope style

April 28, 2017
KILLINGTON—The umbrella bars at the base of Superstar at Killington Resort are a hot spot for spring skiers and riders. This past weekend the venue hosted the Dazed and Defrosted event Saturday, April 22, which includee on-snow demos, a photo booth and live music. Since the event shared the day with Earth Day, it was…