The FIS Ski World Cup Returns To Killington For Thanksgiving Weekend

Mitch McDermott | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Promotional image for 2017 FIS World Cup
The FIS Ski World Cup is hosted at Killington in 2017, image: skiessentials.com

Are you looking for something fun to do over the holiday weekend in the Northeast?  Then look no further, we have the perfect event for you!  The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour is being hosted at Killington, with a packed schedule of exciting events.

This weekend at Killington is about much more than just watching some of the world’s best athletes race and rip down the mountain, competing for the World Cup.  There will be free, live music, movie premieres, delectable food, fireworks, autograph signings, parties, and much more.  Oh yeah, and we can’t forget to mention there will be tons of new terrain open by this weekend as well!

Ski resort firework show
Firework show over a ski resort, image: mtn-resorts.com

Here is the schedule for the three day event:

Friday, November 24th

  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Free concert hosted by Troy Ramey
  • 5:45pm – 6:15pm:  Athlete presentation
  • 6:15pm: Firework show immediately following the athlete presentation
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Teton Gravity Research’s Rogue Elements movie premiere

Saturday, November 25th

  • 8:45am: Opening ceremony parade
  • 10:00am: Giant slalom run 1
  • 1:00pm: Giant slalom run 2
  • 2:00pm: Free concert hosted by local band Dispatch
  • 3:30p-6:30pm: Apres Party
  • 7:00pm: Warren Miller’s Line of Descent movie premiere
  • 8:00pm: Wobbly Barn World Cup Party

Sunday, November 26th

  • 8:45am: Opening ceremony parade
  • 10:00am: Slalom run 1
  • 1:00pm: Slalom run 2
  • Award ceremony immediately following slalom run 2

Here you can find the full detailed schedule

Snow guns blazing
Snow guns blazing at Killington, image: liftopia.com

As we mentioned earlier, there will be tons on new terrain opening for the weekend, which is still open to the public for riding.  As of today, Killington has two lifts running, but they’re planning to have a total of five running by then.  The snowmakers are working hard to open several more runs and build a deeper base than the current one at 12″.  The trails will almost exclusively feature blue and black rated trails, along with the Reason terrain park.  The rope tow and beginner learning area will be open as well.

So if you’re looking to get out, ditch the post Thanksgiving Day shopping craziness, and have an enjoyable time, head on over to the FIS Ski World Cup Tour hosted at Killington.  Between watching world-class athletes compete, free music and entertainment, appetizing food, new terrain to ride and a lively party scene, you’re destined to have a good time.


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