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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…

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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…

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…

Record crowds cheer skiers at Killington Cup

November 30, 2022
Slalom ends with rare tie for first, Shiffrin finishes Slalom 5th, 13th in Giant Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin could not hold onto her undefeated record in Slalom at the Killington World Cup for the sixth time this past Sunday afternoon — a record she hit the previous weekend in Levi, Finland, winning the most Slalom races…

The People who make it all happen

November 23, 2022
After receiving 'positive snow control' last Wednesday that gave races the  official green light to go ahead, crew perfects course KILLINGTON—Killington Resort received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (International Ski and Snowboard Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16. With this announcement, Killington Resort…

U.S. Ski & Snowboard to launch women’s initiative ‘Heroic’ at 2022 Heroic Killington Cup

November 23, 2022
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the launch of the Heroic Initiative—a movement celebrating and empowering women in skiing and snowboarding, on Nov. 10, in advance of the Killington races. The multi-faceted program will be brought to life at the newly renamed 2022 Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel, the world’s most attended women’s FIS World Cup, as a…

Fastest technical ski racers prepare for Heroic Killington Cup

November 23, 2022
Shiffrin starts the ski season on the right foot, winning two more reindeer in Finland Staff report As the women’s World Cup athletes prepare to race Superstar in Killington next weekend, Mikaela Shiffrin is off to a strong start.  She won back-to-back slalom races Nov. 19-20 in Levi, Finland. Shiffrin, 27, broke Lindsey Vonn’s record…

World Cup Program 2022

November 16, 2022
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Killington receives positive snow control for Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Nov. 26-27

November 16, 2022
KILLINGTON—Killington Resort received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (International Ski and Snowboard Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16.  With this announcement, Killington Resort can assure international race teams and ski racing fans traveling to central Vermont for Thanksgiving weekend that both the Giant…

After Olympic stumbles, Mikaela Shiffrin skis away with World Cup

March 25, 2022
By Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger Vermont-schooled Mikaela Shiffrin began the latest World Cup season by skiing through a snowstorm on Killington Mountain to win the only U.S. stop on the international women’s racing circuit. “I hope that everybody enjoyed watching,” the Alpine champion told a national television audience, “because that was about as much show as we have.”…

Sold out World Cup crowds raise over $450,000 raised for the Killington World Cup Foundation

December 2, 2021
U.S. Alpine Ski Team member and two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won the Slalom race for the fifth time in a row at Killington Resort in front of a sold-out crowd as Killington Resort hosted the Audi FIS Ski Women’s World Cup over Thanksgiving weekend. “The crowd here is so amazing. They are just pure…