skiing this weekend? read this
Posted by The Beast on November 23, 2017
Killington Resort is playing host to the Xfinity Killington Cup Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 25. This is the first stop of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour in the United States and will feature the world’s fastest female ski racers. Friday’s events include a festival village, FREE Troy Ramey concert, athlete bib presentation and fireworks show. Saturday events include the festival village, the Giant Slalom races, and a FREE concert with DISPATCH. Sunday events include the festival village and Slalom races.
SERVICES & TERRAIN FOR SKIERS AND RIDERS
The K-1 and Snowshed Lodges will be open to skiers and riders; all other base areas are closed. The only available terrain at Snowshed will be the learn-to area serviced by the Learn-To Carpet at Snowshed and Snowplay Area serviced by the Snowplay Carpet at Ramshead. Intermediate and advanced terrain is accessible from the K-1 base area. We do not expect to have any beginner terrain (except for learning terrain for first-time skiers and riders and small children). Please note the Peak Lodge will be closed on Friday but open Saturday and Sunday.
The events on Friday will have little impact to skiers and riders. However, guests arriving mid-day and late-afternoon can expect to go through a security checkpoint to access the World Cup venue which includes the K-1 Lodge and K-1 ticket windows. All persons and bags will be searched prior to entering the venue. The security checkpoint will be required all day Saturday and Sunday and the event will impact skiers and riders for the weekend.
Here’s what to do if you plan to take some turns on Saturday and Sunday:
- Arrive early and park in Snowshed or Ramshead lots and use the Snowshed Lodge to get ready and purchase lift tickets. This will allow you to avoid the security checkpoint.
- Use the shuttle to get to the K-1 area.
- We recommend going to Snowshed for lunch as we expect the Peak and K-1 Lodges to be very busy. Additionally, skiers and riders will be required to go through security to access K-1 Lodge food outlets.
- Return to Snowshed via shuttle or ski/snowboard down Lower Great Northern.
The following items are prohibited in the World Cup venue: chairs, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, knives, weapons, laser pointers, pets, illegal drugs, and drones. Security screening priority will be given to guests entering the venue without bags; expect long lines and wait times if you have a bag.
Don’t miss any of the action and high thrill energy of the World Cup, visit World Cup 101 for all things World Cup including parking and shuttle information.