Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup on Killington Mountain

The best female alpine skiers in the world will convene on Thanksgiving weekend here in snowy Killington, VT. Killington Mountain will yet again play host to the 2019 Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup. This ultra-popular event will be the only World Cup expo in the United States this winter. After the Northeast went 25 years without hosting a World Cup, this exciting sport returned to Killington Mountain in 2016. The professional skiers and FIS were so pleased that they almost immediately announced the city would host the World Cup again in 2017 and 2018. We’re now five weeks away from this stunning display, which entertained 30,000 onlookers a year ago.

Killington Mountain will likely see thousands more arrive to watch Mikaela Shiffrin attempt to best her second-place finish from 2017. After a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, head up to the Green Mountains for a one-of-a-kind spectacle! The Killington Group still has some availability for Thanksgiving weekend; book now before our luxurious vacation rentals quickly sell out!

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Ladies’ Slalom

Ninety athletes from over 20 countries are expected to race down the Superstar trail on Killington Mountain. The event will be broadcasted to millions of people on NBC and NBCSN. Shiffrin will likely perform in both events. She finished first in the giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics, besting Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway) and Federica Brignone (Italy). Shiffrin missed the slalom podium by 0.08 seconds at the same Olympics – a fact she hasn’t forgotten. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden), Wendy Holdener (Switzerland), and Katharina Gallhuber (Austria) all finished ahead of the two-time gold medal winner.

Live Entertainment

Not many free events feature such a diverse and talented music lineup. Lucky onlookers will have the chance to see growing Scottish superstar KT Tunstall, Boston-based Guster, reggae master Michael Franti, and the former #1 DJ in the world, Paul Oakenfold. Hopefully, we’ll get to hear Guster play “Satellite” and Franti perform “Say Hey.” You never know what Oakenfold will pull out of his hat, and Tunstall’s “Black Horse and the Cherry” will set the crowd ablaze. Teton Gravity Research will also be screening their latest film, “Far Out.”

Daily Festivities

Killington Mountain will still be open to the public, so you can spend hours skiing or snowboarding on a slightly modified course. We take alpine skiing very seriously here in the Northeast, which is why there will be fireworks, parades, autograph sessions, and so much more! This event is free, but a limited amount of enhanced viewing tickets are available.

Luxurious Lodging

The Killington Group has a fleet of vacation rentals near the World Cup, so you’ll always be close to all the slalom action. You’ll also be minutes from fine restaurants, skiing hills, and craft breweries near Killington, VT. We still have properties available, ranging from two-bedroom condos to four-bedroom vacation homes. Scroll through our extensive vacation rental list here, or give us a call at 1-802-422-2300.

Get Ready, Get Set, Ski in Killington Vermont!

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The Killington Group welcomes the Audi FIS Ski World Cup back to Killington, VT November 24-26! The 2016 event broke attendance records, and we are ready to welcome everyone back for another year of record-breaking races! The Killington Group is excited to help host you and your family as you watch the skiers compete for the cup. Our Killington vacation rentals are perfect for relaxing and warming up after the day’s activities. The event will be full of fun and excitement, so it is important to know where you can rest and prepare the days ahead.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is an international circuit competition of alpine skiing. Competitors strive to achieve the best time in two disciplines: slalom and giant slalom. Both slalom and giant slalom involve skiing between poles or gates. Salmon is spaced closer together while giant salmon is set farther apart.

A local fan favorite, Mikaela Shiffrin, will be back again to compete in Killington Vermont. Mikaela Shiffrin attended Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont and grew up to become an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the United States Team. She is the reigning Overall World Cup champion and the reigning Olympic and world champion in slalom. Last year, she finished fifth in the giant slalom at Killington in her first World Cup race but returned the following day to take first-place in the slalom, and we are ready to cheer her on once again.

The World Cup races take place on the Superstar trail, finishing in the heart of the festival village. As racers cross the finish line, meet them throughout the base area. The festival village is accessible to everyone and offers excellent views of the lower race course with two screens showing the upper trail. Like the 2016 event, general admission is free! Enjoy Food and drink vendors, concerts, and fantastic skiing!

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After a fun day of events warm up in your Killington vacation rentals. Whether you are looking for a fireplace or a hot tub, our rentals have everything you need. From condos, townhomes and rental homes, you can bring the whole family! Come and cheer on your favorite skier or enjoy a weekend in Killington, we have the perfect Killington vacation rentals for you. Don’t wait any longer because this event fills up fast and we do not want you to miss it!