International Ski Federation gives green light to Killington Xfinity Cup Race
KILLINGTON, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, is pleased to have received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (Internal Ski Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
According to FIS: “This is to inform you that the Ladies’ Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Killington (USA) are confirmed following the official snow control from today 16th November 2017. As scheduled, the races will take place on 25th – 26th November 2017.”
With this announcement, Killington Resort 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 as scheduled on November 25 and 26.
“With the FIS approval on race course snow preparation, we’re elated to welcome all the international ski teams to Killington next week. This approval is further evidence that Killington’s snowmaking system is renowned and our snow maintenance teams are the best in the business at doing their craft and getting the race hill ready,” commented Herwig Demschar, SVP international business development at POWDR and World Cup local organizing committee chairman. “Killington Resort, POWDR, and the town and community of Killington threw an amazing World Cup party last year. Seizing that momentum, this year’s event will be bigger and better and another epic party. With the return of elite ski racing to the East, a weekend full of live music, and many other events on the schedule, World Cup will be an occasion not to miss.”
Killington Resort opened to season pass and express card holders for skiing and snowboarding on November 8 followed by a public opening on November 9. With snowmaking now mostly concluded on Superstar trail, the World Cup race venue, Killington snowmakers have started snowmaking on Skyelark to add a training run for World Cup racers. The snowmaking team also continues to expand terrain for the public in the areas of Killington Peak and Snowdon while also beginning snowmaking on learning terrain at Snowshed.
A full schedule of events at Killington Resort during World Cup Weekend including race start times, entertainment, free concerts by Dispatch and Troy Ramey, plus information on many free parking and shuttle bus options is available at www.killington.com/worldcup. Killington strongly suggests to not bring bags to the venue; priority for security screening will be given to those without bags. Stay connected to the Xfinity Killington Cup on social media with #beastworldcup.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 30 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365, #beastworldcup and #beastwinter.
Kristel Fillmore, Killington Resort
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