New England ski racing fans will assemble by the tens of thousands — for the third consecutive year — to give thanks for World Cup racing action at Killington Resort. The world’s best female racers — including 2018 Olympic gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin, Italy’s Sofia Goggia and Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter — will compete in giant slalom and slalom races when the Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23-25).
In addition to the racing action (general admission is free and open to the public), fans will have the opportunity to enjoy free concerts Friday through Sunday featuring Michael Franti, KT Tunstall, Paul Oakenfold, Guster and others. Additional entertainment includes the World Cup Festival Village, fireworks, parades and a Friday night bib draw featuring top athletes.
“Combining an expanded entertainment lineup with the United States’ premier women’s ski racing event makes for a unique weekend party at Killington for fans of all ages that’s free and open to the public,” says Rob Megnin, director of marketing and sales for Killington Resort. “Guests who come for the whole weekend, Friday through Sunday, will have an opportunity to experience Killington like never before. The combination of live music, fireworks show, movie premiers and of course the ski racing will create a unique mountain event guests have never experienced before.”
While the ski races and concerts are free and open to the public, a limited number of tickets for premium viewing areas for the giant slalom and slalom races and preferred parking are still available for purchase. VIP ticket packages also are still available at kwccgivesback.org in partnership with the Killington World Cup Committee, which supports athlete hospitality and provides grants to support winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region.