Killington Resort, VT Fires Up Snow Guns for Upcoming HomeLight Killington Cup

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As temperatures drop and the days get shorter Vermont’s Killington Resort fires up its snow guns. 

Currently, snowmaking is cranking on Superstar for the HomeLight Killington Cup and North Ridge on Killington’s classic early-season trails. With optimal snowmaking temperatures in the forecast this week, opening day for the East Coast’s biggest ski resort is right around the corner.

Stay tuned to Killington’s conditions page on www.killington.com/conditions for all the updates.

About the HomeLight Killington Cup

Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a POWDR resort, announced in early October that tickets for the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET at killington.com. Taking place November 27-28, the FIS Ski World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract U.S. Ski Team superstar and four-time HomeLight Killington Cup slalom victor Mikaela Shiffrin and last season’s overall World Cup winner, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, to compete against the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world.

“The Northeast’s passion for ski racing runs deep and after a year hiatus, the entire community is excited to welcome back world-class alpine skiing to Killington. The athletes, fans, and volunteers bring a level of energy that is unmatched from anything else we experience at the resort. This year, the HomeLight Killington Cup will continue to focus on supporting the regional winter sports community by donating a percentage of ticket sales, including 100% of proceeds from general admission, to support the Killington World Cup Foundation. In 2019, the foundation supported over 21 winter sports programs in seven different states with $250,000 in grants raised during the World Cup.”

– Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain

Killington’s priority is to protect the well-being of spectators, athletes, and staff for the duration of the event. Actions being taken to prioritize the wellbeing of the community include ticketing the event to control attendance and required proof of vaccine or negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours.

“It’s exciting to come back together and celebrate ski racing as a community again. In addition to an already action-packed, fun-filled weekend of ski racing, Killington will offer entertainment and a robust Festival Village while keeping the health and safety of guests top of mind.”

– Herwig Demschar, chair of Killington’s World Cup Local Organizing Committee

New this year, a percentage from all ticket options benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation which supports athlete hospitality and provides grants to bolster winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region. Ticket offerings for the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup include:

General Admission – $5 per day / $10 weekend

All proceeds of general admission tickets benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation – viewing areas are located all around the base of Superstar Trail and adjacent to the race course. Two video boards will provide top-to-bottom race coverage while approximately 35% of the course will be visible from these areas.

Limited VIP Tickets – Sold in Partnership with the Killington World Cup Foundation

Due to social distancing in the tent, a limited amount of VIP tickets are available; the Killington World Cup Foundation is currently pre-selling Silver and Gold packages only. Information about VIP package options or getting on the waitlist for individual tickets can be found at https://www.kwcfgivesback.org/.

Premier Grandstand – $100 Sat / $90 Sun / $175 Weekend

The Premier Grandstand offers guaranteed access to the highest five rows of the grandstands at the base of Superstar trail, providing one of the best vantage points of the course. Premier Grandstand tickets are limited in quantity to allow for more social distancing.

Grandstand – $45 Sat / $40 Sun / $75 Weekend

Ticketed Grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar trail, adjacent to the race course, and are general admission for all rows except the top five. The grandstand provides an elevated view of the race course, along with two jumbo screens broadcasting top-to-bottom race coverage. Limited accessible seating is available in the front row of the grandstand.

Parking

K-1 preferred parking is back this year. Preferred parking is $75 per day or $150 for the weekend. Preferred parking passes will be based on a lottery system. The link to enter the lottery will be included in ticket confirmation emails. Guests can choose to enter the lottery by completing the form. Free parking and shuttles will continue to be available around Killington Resort. Masks are required on all shuttles per the CDC.

For additional information about Killington Resort and the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup, please visit killington.com/worldcup.


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