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Skiing Superstar

June 5, 2024
By Victoria Gaither-From first chair to last chair, crowds of dedicated skiers and riders flocked to Superstar at Killington Resort to ski June 1. It was the third year in a row that the resort has offered skiing in June. Those who got first chair arrived at 4 a.m. and the lift line at one…

Killington Resort to open June 1 for the last day of skiing and riding 

May 31, 2024
 Killington Resort announced Thursday that it would indeed be opening June 1 for skiing and riding on Superstar; it'll be the 196th operating day of the season. This is the third year in a row Killington’s season has lasted into June on Superstar, the same trail which will host the Stifel Killington Cup over Thanksgiving…

Piper takes on 10 marathons in 10 days, for charity

May 22, 2024
By John Flowers Salisbury’s Chip Piper will have run more during the next 10 days than most of us will run in a year. And he’ll be doing it for an important cause. Piper on Thursday, May 16, began running the first of 10 consecutive marathons in 10 days — a staggering 262 miles —…

Stockbridge resident makes World MastersFly Fishing team

May 15, 2024
U.S. team of five will compete in the Czech Republic May 19-24 By Katy Savage A Stockbridge resident is casting up to test his fishing skills at the 2024 World Masters Fly Fishing Championships. Matt Stedina is one of five people who made the U.S. team. He’s currently in the Czech Republic preparing for the…

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…

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Success: the Red Bull Slide In Tour was well attended

March 14, 2024
Photos by Victoria Gaither Killington welcomed back the Red Bull Slide-In Tour on Sunday, March 10.  X Games gold medalist and snowboard-style king Zeb Powell returned to the slopes at Killington with another stacked roster of Red Bull athletes, including: Alex Caccamo, Jesse Augustinus, Brantley Mullins, Brooklinn Khoury, Luke Eich, Kelly Wakasa, and Jamad Finn. The schedule of…

Hundreds of hours, volunteers

November 22, 2023
  The people who make the Killington Cup happen Hundreds of resort employees, volunteers from across the region and contractors have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks in order to pull off all that's necessary to make the Killington Cup a success.  Killington Resort says it has more than 300 volunteers supporting the Killington Cup.…

‘Advice for Girls’: An exciting new woman-led ski film

November 22, 2023
  By Sarah Calvin Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.— KILLINGTON — "Advice for Girls," a new ski film highlighting the stories of girls and women in the ski industry, comes to Killington Resort’s Snowshed Ballroom at 7 p.m. The screening follows a panel discussion called “Doing it All” led by women ski industry professionals…

Past podiums at the Killington Cup

November 22, 2023
    By Jerry LeBlond Left: The 2022 Killington Giant Slalom podium (l-r): Marta Bassino,  Lara Gut-Behrami, Sara Hector. Right: the Slalom podium (l-r): Anna Swenn Larsson, Wendy Holdener, Katharina Truppe.    

Mikaela Shiffrin: the winningest Alpine skier in history returns to Killington, fans await with bells

November 22, 2023
Mikaela Shiffrin, a New Hampshire native and Burke Mountain Academy graduate, made her World Cup debut on March 11, 2011. That April, just a few weeks after her 16th birthday, she won the Slalom title at the U.S. National Championships at Winter Park, becoming the youngest U.S. ski racer to claim a national Alpine crown.…

Kona Big Wave Stage in the festival village boasts worldclass line all Stifel Killington Cup Weekend

November 22, 2023
220 Kid Friday, Nov. 24 5 p.m. on the Knoa Big Wave Stage in the Festival Village Saturday Nov. 25 Wobbly Barn Party post-race party Kicking off the entertainment on Friday, which includes the athlete bib presentation at 5:45 p.m. and a fireworks display, will be 220 KID. Peaking at over 15 million monthly listeners…

Worldclass entertainment to take the Kona Big Wave Stage

November 22, 2023
By Polly Mikula The action begins Friday on the Kona Big Wave Stage in the Festival Village at K-1 Base Area, which opens at 3 p.m. Live music with 220 KID begins at 5 p.m. with the Athlete Bib Presentation party at 5:45 p.m. followed by fireworks. It’s quite the kickoff to the race weekend! …

U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt advocates for sports and women working in the ski industry

November 22, 2023
By Karen D. Lorentz In 2021 U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Body of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as the organization’s President and CEO, and on Oct. 18, 2021 she officially began her tenure as the second woman to hold that position.  As CEO she…

Watch the races, part-take in festivities

November 22, 2023
    Friday, Nov. 24 3 p.m. Festival Village opens, K-1 Base Area 5 p.m. 220 KID on the Kona Big Wave Stage, Festival Village, K-1 Base Area 5:45 p.m. Athlete Bib Presentation K-1 Base Area Dusk Fireworks, K-1 Base Area     Saturday, Nov. 25 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Festival Village opens, K-1 Base…

U.S. to host 11 World Cups this season, the most ever

November 22, 2023
  FIS has scheduled 11 FIS World Cup races in the U.S. for the 2023-24 season—the most World Cups hosted in U.S. history. The U.S. World Cup circuit begins in November and goes through early March, spanning coast to coast with four Alpine events, one Cross-Country, three Freeski and Snowboard events, two Freestyle, and one Ski Jumping. …

Stifel U.S. Ski Team increases prize money at Alpine World Cups in the U.S.

November 22, 2023
  U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced Monday, Nov. 20, that prize money for all domestic Audi FIS Alpine World Cups will be increased in collaboration with Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team title partner Stifel. This will begin with the Stifel Killington Cup this weekend, Nov. 25-26. With the additional support from Stifel, the World Cup…

Killington Cup over Thanksgiving weekend will delight 10s of thousands

November 22, 2023
 It’s bigger than a race, the Stifel Killington Cup is a celebration of the history and passion for Alpine ski racing. In addition to watching the fastest female ski racers in Slalom and Giant Slalom battle for the top prize on the signature Superstar trail, the weekend is packed full of entertainment including live music, fireworks, movie…

World Cup 2023

November 16, 2023
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Killington Resort to open, Friday, Nov. 3

November 1, 2023
Day one reserved exclusively for Killington, Beast 365 and Ikon Passholders Killington Resort will kick off the 2023-24 winter season at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, becoming the first resort in Vermont to open for skiing and snowboarding. The first turns of the season on Friday will be reserved exclusively for Killington Season…