The World Cup is, officially, a go for Killington.
The Vermont resort received a positive snow control announcement from the International Ski Federation (FIS) on Wednesday, meaning that next week’s women’s World Cup races on, as scheduled.
With the announcement, Killington can assure 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 on the Superstar course, Nov. 27-28.
“I can confidently say that the entire Killington community is excited to hear the news of FIS approval for race course snow preparation, giving the green light to bring world class elite ski racing to the East coast just ten days from today,” said Herwig Demschar, World Cup local organizing chairman.
“Receiving the FIS approval is a testament to Killington’s powerful snowmaking system and commitment to winter sports. Returning from a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, the fifth iteration of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be another incredible weekend of ski racing, music, and camaraderie. With athletes from more than 20 countries on their way to the Green Mountain State in the coming days, the resort, POWDR, and the town of Killington 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. All HomeLight Killington Cup spectators will need a ticket to gain entry to this year’s event.