Russian World Cup freestyle skiers train on new Highline course

By Polly Lynn

KILLINGTON — Glenn Eddy, freestyle program director at Killington Mountain School, has known the head mogul coach for the World Cup Russian ski team, Stephen Fearing, for 20-something years so he was glad to welcome the team to train on the new freestyle course that KMS built on Highline. This year’s World Cup schedule had some breaks around the competitions in Lake Placid and Val St. Come (in Quebec), which allowed for the visit, Eddy explained.

“I thought it would be a good showcase for our new dedicated site on Highline so I invited them to come and train,” Eddy said. “They will be back again for a couple days after the Lake Placid competition this coming weekend. The U.S. World Cup team is also considering spending a few days training on Highline as well — plans should be finalized for them in the next couple days.”

The World Cup freestyle athletes put on quite the show this past weekend, onlookers reported. Look for World Cup freestyle athletes on the course again, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, if all goes according to plan.

Photo courtesy of KMS

Kyle Gordon, KMS Freestyle Development Program athlete.

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