KILLINGTON RECEIVES POSITIVE SNOW CONTROL FOR AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP RACES NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1
International Ski Federation gives green light to HomeLight Killington Cup Race
KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 21, 2019) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of POWDR, 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 Women’s' Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Killington (USA) are confirmed following the official snow control from today 21st November 2019. As scheduled, the races will take place on 30th November and 1 December 2019.”
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 30 and December 1. A limited number of tickets for premium viewing areas are still available for purchase at Killington.com.
“The news of FIS approval on race course snow preparation has the entire resort excited to host the World Cup and once again bring elite ski racing to the East. This approval highlights the power of Killington’s snowmaking system and illustrates the dedication the resort has to snow sports and racing,” commented Herwig Demschar, SVP international business development at POWDR and World Cup local organizing committee chairman. “Now in its fourth year at Killington Resort, you can expect this world-class event to be bigger and better with an outstanding musical line-up and opportunities to meet and greet the athletes. The resort, POWDR, and town of Killington are thrilled to welcome international ski teams from more than 20 countries to Killington.”
Killington Resort opened to season pass and express card holders for skiing and snowboarding on November 3 followed by a public opening on November 4. With snowmaking in the final stages on Superstar trail, the World Cup race venue, Killington snowmakers will continue snowmaking on Skyelark to add a training run for World Cup racers. The snowmaking team also continues to aggressively expand terrain for the skiers and riders in the Snowdon, Canyon, Ramshead and Snowshed areas while resurfacing current top-to-bottom skiing and riding
A full schedule of events at Killington Resort during World Cup Weekend including race start times, entertainment, free concerts by Grace Potter, Recycled Percussion, Twiddle and DJ Logic, 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 Homelight Killington Cup on social media with #beast365.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Despite having a season pass to Gore I decided to use 2 of my precious Ikon K-mart days this weekend. As I gripped about in the Gore thread they didn't prioritize any advanced terrain, whereas Killington had more then I could count of the top of my head.
The conditions were fantastic. It had snowed all night Friday and all day Saturday. It was just an endless supply of loose powder, soft bumps, tree skiing, and carvable groomers. All of the trails and glades were open on RamsHead and Snowdon. The canyon had most trails and glades open including Double Dipper (the one to skiers left of the Canyon Quad) although it needs some weed whacking as the tree shoots are getting long and sticking through. Big Dipper and Downdraft both had soft bumps, but being two of K's earliest open trails were a little skied off, showing some rocks and bare spots.
Over on Skye Peak Superstar was skiing nice and fast with carvable hard pack, upper ovation and Sky Hawke were both soft mogully paradises. On Sunday I hit the trees in NoWhere and SomeWhere with a guy I met on the lift, but I hit a covered up root and took a bit of spill so I was done with trees for the day.
The ROT Weekends were actually on Sunday when they opened up the trails going down to the Needleseye base. SkyShip and Needles Eye Quad weren't running, but you went most of the way down and they cut you over back around to Superstar Quad. - DreamMaker, Needles Eye, Panic Button, Stitcher and Chunnel were all un groomed powdery obstacle courses that only opened on Sunday and were a ton of fun.
I didn't get any photos from Sunday, but here are a few from Sat. I also demoed and end up buying a pair of Head Kore 93s as my old Dynastar Powertrack 89s were beyond repair.
Way to go man glad it was worth it! I totally would have gone out that way last weekend and burned a couple IKON days either at K/Pico or Stratton as well if it hadn't been for the fact my back is still out of whack. Just starting to get better so I have hope in the next couple weeks I'll make it out. It was very difficult to not be skiing last weekend.
Nice choice on the Kore 93's too! Although I'm biased in this regard
Hope our paths cross again this season and we can make some turns.
We had a nice day on the slopes and just got back to the house a half hour or so ago. They are calling for 3-6 inches of snow, with some freezing rain. I’m hoping they get the freezing rain part incorrect, as it tends to play havoc with the lifts. Fingers are crossed that it’s all snow.