By Evan Johnson
KILLINGTON—Speaking at the annual Killington Pico Area Association, Killington Resort president and general manager Mike Solimano outlined some updates to the schedule for the Audi FIS World Cup in November.
“By all accounts it was a pretty amazing event,” Solimano said, referring to last year’s World Cup. “Now we have to replicate that and make it better.”
This year, race times are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to allow spectators more time to get into the venue. Sunday’s races will be broadcasted live on NBC.
Killington is planning for more events and activities off the slopes. On Friday, Killington will hold a presentation, giving the top 15 racers their race bibs . Live music and fireworks will follow.
Last year’s parade of VARA racers on Saturday morning will be repeated. On Sunday a second parade of ski racers from around New England will take place. Solimano estimated the parades would draw between 1,500 and 2,000 racers.
The resort has not announced which band will perform on Saturday afternoon. Last year, Killington welcomed rock band O.A.R.
The final note, which drew applause, was there would be more bathrooms and buses.
Photo by Polly Lynn Mikula
As the sign requests, the Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup returns to Killington Resort next month.