Sports

Spectating: What to expect from each race division

Spectators will be able to watch six races when the Fox U.S. Open comes to Killington Sept. 16-18. The competitions, along with a vendor village and food will be held at Ramshead. Spectating is free and for $15, people can take a chairlift to get a better view of the competitors.

Open Downhill

The Downhill Track will start off the top of Ramshead and will include sections of the existing trail “Goat Skull” combined with new sections specially built for the 2022 US Open. Open class racers will take seeding runs on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Racers will compete in the finals on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 12:15 p.m. for the cash purse prize of $15,000.

Next Gen Downhill

U.S. Open Next Gen racing is designed for athletes under 15 years old. This program starts on a separate, youth-specific downhill track with categories beginning at 5 years old and advances all the way to the brand-new Cat 1 13-14 years-old classes on the main USO Downhill Track. Next Gen Novice categories will race Sunday morning on the “Rabbit Hole” trail at 10:30 a.m.

Dual Slalom

Get ready for some loose and rowdy racing with this traditional-style track located right in the main venue, alongside the Best Whip jumps. Anyone can enter the Open class and race for the cash. Designed for athletes competing on their normal trail bikes to slalom specialists, racers will qualify ahead of the Dual Slalom finals on Friday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Enduro

The Enduro race will include five stages of racing, consisting of some classic Killington tracks when the race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. A good balance of lift access and climbing transfers is sure to put racers to the test.

Adaptive Downhill

Fox US Open of Mountain Biking is once again partnering with Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports to bring the US Open Adaptive Downhill Race to Killington Resort. The 2022 US Open Adaptive Downhill Track will start off the top of Snowshed Peak on the “Rabbit Hole” trail on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 am.

Best Whip

This crowd favorite will be more spectator friendly than ever, taking place right in the main Ramshead venue on an all-new set of jumps built specifically for the USO. Come party with Red Bull & YT Industries while some of the most stylish athletes in the biz put on a show! Invited athletes will compete on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

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