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World Cup Weekend 101

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The last alpine World Cup skiing event held in New England prior to last years’ event was at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire in 1991. US skier Julie Parisien won the Giant Slalom at that event. It was last held in Vermont in 1978 at Stratton.

Ninety athletes representing 20 countries are expected to participate in the slalom and giant slalom events on Killington’s Superstar trail.

Killington’s World Cup races will be broadcast to an audience of 2.1 million people in 60 countries. 

 

THE VENUE

Both World Cup races take place on the Superstar trail, finishing on the doorstep of the Roaring Brook in the heart of the festival village. As racers cross the finish line, they will meet a raucous Killington crowd surrounding the finish area and extending throughout the K-1 Base Area. 

The festival village is accessible to all guests, offering excellent views of the lower race course from the foot of Superstar with two jumbo screens showing the action from the upper trail. The free viewing area is adjacent to the ticketed Grandstands and VIP area. 

Please note all guests are required to go through a security checkpoint in front of K-1 Base Lodge to enter the festival village, K-1 Lodge and spectator areas. 

This is an outdoor event – wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear. Surface conditions in the base area will be variable, including everything from snow to mud.

For information on festival village hours, race start times and a complete listing of entertainment, check out the official schedule of events and venue map.

For the enjoyment of all guests, the following items are prohibited in the World Cup festival village:

  • Chairs. All spectating areas provide standing room only. ADA accessible viewing options are available, just ask a Mountain Ambassador for assistance.
  • Alcoholic beverages. A variety of food and beverage options including alcohol will be available for purchase within designated areas of the festival village.
  • Glass containers. Please bring drinking water in only plastic or metal containers.
  • Weapons. All weapons are prohibited.
  • Laser Pointers. Use of laser pointers could interfere with the race and scheduled entertainment and endanger others. Use will result in expulsion from the event.
  • Pets. We love pets and Killington is a pet-friendly resort, but given the scale of this event we ask you to leave them at home this weekend. Woof!
  • Illegal Drugs. Use of illegal drugs on Killington Resort property is strictly prohibited.
  • Drones. Use of drones on Killington Resort property is strictly prohibited without approval from management.
  • Overnight Parking. No overnight parking is available on resort property and violators will be towed. 

Please be aware that Killington Resort allows smoking in designated areas only. During World Cup Weekend, two designated smoking areas near K-1 Base Lodge will be provided; one in the parking lot and another within the festival village, located across from the Grandstand closest to K-1 Base Lodge. Signage will direct you to the appropriate smoking locations.

 

Grandstands and VIP Tent

These are ticketed facilities and tickets for these areas will go on sale September 7. The grandstands will open at 7:00 a.m. and the VIP Tent will open at 8:00 a.m. Remember, a ticket is required for everyone accessing these areas, including small children.

 

Free Concerts

A free concert featuring a top-tier national act, to be announced at a later date, will occur Friday evening followed by an athlete presentation.

A second free concert also featuring a top-tier national act, to be announced at a later date, will occur immediately following the awards ceremony after the second run of the Giant Slalom event Saturday afternoon. Guests arriving midday just for the concert will likely be required to park in Pico or Skyeship lots along Route 4 as all other lots will likely be full; please plan accordingly.

 

Athlete Autograph Signings

Details on opportunities for athlete signings will be released as we approach the event. Plan to arrive early and potentially be turned away, participating athletes are available for limited windows of time and long lines are expected.

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