As if Killington needed another reason for people to show up over Thanksgiving weekend.
Not only will the Vermont resort once again welcome the world’s top female slalom and giant slalom racers for the latest edition of the wildly-popular Killington Cup (the resort received the official go from the International Ski and Snowboard Federation on the morning of Nov. 16), but the self-proclaimed “Beast of the East” will also debut its massive, re-imagined K-1 Base Lodge. The state-of-the-art structure, nearly three years in the making, covers some 58,000 square feet, making it nearly twice the size of its predecessor. The three-floor lodge will boast one of the only escalators in the entire Green Mountain state, with nearly 900 seats available for guests between the food court, cafe, and multiple bar areas.
“This is a significant step in fulfilling our vision to transform the way guests experience and enjoy Killington for years to come,” Killington president and general manager Mike Solimano said.
You could say the same about the World Cup’s annual presence at the resort. Since its inception in 2016, the Killington Cup, which holds its races on the famed Superstar trail, has become an electric stop on the women’s racing circuit, one that has reminded the International Skiing Federation of the appetite that exists for World Cup racing in the eastern United States.