The Killington Cup hasn’t just had a successful run over the past three years. It has become a must-see event, bringing record crowds to the base of Superstar, where World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin looks to extend her success during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup taking place at Killington Mountain Resort over Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 1).
In fact, Killington’s spot on the World Cup calendar has proven to become such a success that the resort has entered into a two-year agreement with the International Ski Federation to host the event through 2020.
“Establishing another multiyear World Cup schedule here at Killington is an incredible opportunity for the resort and the surrounding community,” Killington president and general manager Mike Solimano said.
The Killington Cup, which features women’s giant slalom and slalom races, welcomed some 39,000 fans to the resort in 2018, a record crowd for ski racing in the United States (5,500 for Friday night’s opening ceremonies, 18,500 for Saturday’s giant slalom and 15,000 for Sunday’s slalom). It’s been a long-running appetite, after all. The 2016 Killington Cup was the first World Cup event in the eastern U.S. in 25 years (1991, Waterville Valley), and the first in Vermont since 1978 at Stratton.