Killington, Local News

Killington hosts elite racers leading up to Olympics

Skiing competition has returned to Killington for the 2021-22 ski season.

Last week Killington Resort hosted the Eastern Cup Slalom on Highline. The races took place over four days: about 80 women raced on Saturday and Sunday; and about 100 men raced on Monday and Tuesday.

As usual for an Eastern Cup, racers were from colleges such as Dartmouth, Middlebury, Williams and Colby and others and from ski academies such as Burke Mountain Academy, Green Mountain Valley School and Killington Mountain School. Racers also hailed from many countries including: Canada, Norway, Sweden, and Austria, to name a few.

Michel Macedo, who races for Middlebury College, will be representing his home country of Brazil at the Olympics. Macedo (Bib 6 pictured) finished 10th and 12th at Killington.

This will be his second consecutive trip to the Olympics. Macedo raced in the Men’s Super G, Men’s Giant Slalom and Men’s Slalom at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. Macedo was the best Brazilian in the Youth Olympic Games in 2016 and participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Also, Tucker Marshall of Pittsfield, who wore bib 3, podiumed twice, finishing third on Monday and first on Tuesday (he follows in his older siblings’ footsteps in professional ski racing. Chelsea, Cody and Jesse Marshall were all on the U.S. Ski Team).

Killington will continue to host high caliber racing, perhaps the next most exciting (at least for spectators) being the NorAm Freestyle Mogul Finals Feb. 10-11.

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