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The People who make it all happen

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 assured international race teams and ski racing fans traveling to central Vermont for Thanksgiving weekend that both the Giant Slalom and Slalom races will take place as scheduled on Nov. 26 and 27.

“I can confidently say that the entire Killington community is excited, and maybe a little relieved, to hear the news of FIS approval for racecourse snow preparation, giving the green light to bring world class elite ski racing to the East Coast in just over a week. After such a warm fall, and with several races cancelled elsewhere in the world, receiving the FIS approval is a testament to Killington’s powerful snowmaking system and expert team,” said Herwig Demschar, SVP of international business development at Powdr and World Cup local organizing chairman, after the announcement Wednesday. “The sixth iteration of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be another incredible weekend of competition and camaraderie. Athletes from more than 20 countries are on their way to the Green Mountain State in the coming days, and the resort, Powdr, and Killington community are delighted to welcome them all.”

General admission tickets are available for $5 at Killington.com/worldcup.

All general admission proceeds will benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation to provide grants that support winter sports in the Northeast. Limited Sunday VIP Packages are available through the Killington World Cup Foundation at kwcgivesback.org. All Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel spectators will need a ticket to gain entry to this year’s event.

Snowmaking continued on Superstar and Skylark in preparation for the race stopping a few days before, when the grooming team will take over to finalize the course.

Hundreds of resort employees, volunteers and contractor have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to pull the event off. From snowmaking and grooming to accredidation and set up; and that’s not even counting the 200+ working to open the new K-1 lodge for its debut also over Thanksgiving weekend.

Killington strongly suggests to not bring bags to the venue; priority for security screening will be given to those without bags. Stay connected to the Killington Cup on social media with #beast365 and by signing up for text message alerts.

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