Killington, Vermont Is Getting FIS World Cup Ski Racing For Another Two Years

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Killington Ski Resort, the largest ski resort in Vermont and the east as a whole, will once again be the host for 2019 and 2020 FIS World Cup Events.

The first time Killington hosted these events was in 2016, the first time since the 1991 Waterville Valley, NH World Cup. It also marked the first time since the 1978 World Cup at Stratton that these events came to Vermont.

With the announcement that Killington will host for the next two years comes more than a bit of excitement. Crowds continue to grow each year with the 2018 event setting an American attendance record of 39,000 spectators over three days.

“Establishing another multi-year World Cup schedule here at Killington is an incredible opportunity for the resort and the surrounding community. I continue to be blown away by the sheer size of the crowds, and their enthusiasm leads me to believe that we’ll continue to see large numbers of spectators to watch the fastest female ski racers in the world take on the Superstar trail,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort.

The World Cup events at Killington include the women's slalom and giant slalom races, which brings out some of the fastest, as well as most popular, female skiers in the world. This includes American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin, who has won the slalom race all three years.

"The Killington Cup has long been a highlight of mine on the World Cup tour the last three seasons,” says Mikaela Shiffrin. “In 2018 we – all of us together – set a new precedent for ski racing internationally, boasting the largest World Cup crowd for women on the entire circuit. To get that hat trick slalom victory in front of thousands of screaming fans at home is something I will never, ever forget. I'm looking forward to once again competing on home soil."

This years event will take place November 30-December, Thanksgiving weekend. This event will also be broadcast worldwide to over 60 nations, with national coverage here in the United States. For those wishing to attend, watch for more information on Killington Ski Resort and the FIS websites and social media pages.


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