World Cup Kicks off Winter Next Month in Killington
While we’re enjoying autumn colors, scarecrows, and hot cider, U.S. Ski Team superstar skiers Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn are headed our way to vie for the gold against the best female alpine skiers on the planet.
On November 26 and 27, attention from across the globe turns to Killington for the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup women's giant slalom and slalom race. Chosen in part for their snowmaking capability, Killington’s slopes will be well-groomed and full-on winter will be the name of the game down the road in November.
The competition kicks off on Saturday morning with youth skiers in a Parade of Nations. On Saturday afternoon, November 26, admission is free to the public to watch the women’s giant slalom and slalom races at the base of the Superstar Trail on a giant screen.
On Saturday afternoon, folks may stick around for a concert by O.A.R., a band from Maryland that is recognized for their live shows. Throughout the weekend Killington Resort has also added autograph signing with the U.S. Ski Team, a Turkey Trot 5K, and extreme skiing movie premieres from Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research, and Matchstick Productions.
Next month’s race is the first World Cup alpine skiing event to be held in the east in a quarter century; the last World Cup was in Waterville Valley, NH, in 1991. Stratton was the last Vermont venue to host the World Cup, in 1978. A full 100 athletes will vie for the gold that weekend, representing 21 countries. The competition will be aired in 15 nations, with an estimated 2.1 million viewers watching the broadcast. See Killington’s website or a map, detailed schedule, and more.
Warm, sophisticated, and secluded, the Red Clover Inn would make a great home base to check out the big-time festivities for World Cup Weekend. The Red Clover is also open for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24 – join us to give thanks in the true New England tradition! Contact us soon at (802) 775-2290, or book your room online here.
October 4, 2016 | Share: