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Vermont Ski Resorts Rally Support of Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington, Nov 25-26

October 18, 2017
World Cup Killington 2016

Last November’s races in Killington marked the first World Cup in the eastern US since 1991 at Waterville Valley, NH, and the first in Vermont in nearly 40 years, since Stratton Mountain Resort hosted in 1978. Killington will again host the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Nov 25-26, 2017. Photo courtesy of Killington Resort

Montpelier, VT – The Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup is taking place at Killington Resort, Vermont, Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25-26, 2017, and include women’s giant slalom and slalom races, attracting athletes such as U.S. Ski Team superstars Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin. As with last year’s FIS World Cup which also was held at Killington, the 2017 and 2018 World Cup races at Killington will be broadcasted worldwide to over 60 nations, along with national broadcast coverage across the US. The event is anticipated to bring millions of dollars in economic impact to the state of Vermont.

Vermont ski and snowboard resorts have joined together to support the hosting of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington Resort, a move characteristic of the supportive ski community in Vermont. In Spring of 2017 the Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) Board of Directors, comprised of leadership from nine Vermont resorts, agreed to sponsor the Killington Resort based event with a $50,000 sponsorship contribution.

“The Vermont ski industry is a unique one, where competing interests can be put aside to support common goals for the state of Vermont and our ski industry as a whole given the world stage exposure this event generates,” said VSAA President Parker Riehle. “We are proud to show a united front and welcome racers and visitors to the state together.”

Killington hosted an expectation-shattering inaugural World Cup Weekend during November 2016 that drew an estimated 30,000 spectators, and they intend to carry that momentum into future events. The Vermont Ski Areas Association contribution of $50,000 will help bolster those efforts and hopefully inspire and generate matching funds from other organizations to help defray the costs for Killington Resort.

“Given the enormous benefit of global coverage and attention this event brings to Vermont as the top Eastern ski destination in North America, it was a very welcome proposal,” said Riehle.

“As a VSAA Board member and Okemo Mountain Resort employee, I am proud that VSAA will financially support the hard work that Killington has done to bring this great event to Vermont,” said Okemo Vice President Bruce Schmidt. “The entire state will benefit from this international event as visitors from around the globe experience all that Vermont has to offer both at Killington and neighboring resorts.”

“We are incredibly grateful of the support we’re receiving from our neighboring resorts in Vermont,“ said Killington Resort President Mike Solimano. “This event not only draws people to Killington Resort for the race, but it also shows the world that Vermont is a premier ski destination and a welcoming community. The VSAA contribution only strengthens that message.”

Last November’s races in Killington marked the first World Cup in the eastern US since 1991 at Waterville Valley, NH, and the first in Vermont in nearly 40 years, since Stratton Mountain Resort hosted in 1978.

 

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Killington celebrates fall, gears up for winter with deals on passes, tickets, packages

October 1, 2011

Killington's K-1 Express gondola

Peak foliage has arrived at Killington Resort along with lodging deals and the biggest Brewfest weekend ever with the Brewmaster Dinner, Kickoff Party and over 70 beers on tap at Brewfest. The K-1 Express Gondola will spin daily, October 1-10 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. offering scenic rides to Killington Peak that feature spectacular views of five states and Canada. Plus hiking and the Killington Golf Course are open daily through October 10. Route 4 East and West are open, so get in your car and head up to Killington to check out nature’s fireworks.

Save Big on Fall Foliage Lodging Packages
Soak up autumn’s broad palette of red, gold, orange and amber and save with a lodging package that includes a round-trip ride on the K-1 Express Gondola to a magnificent view atop Killington Peak. Additionally, starting October 2 -10, book a two night stay and get your third night FREE, plus everyone on the reservation gets a FREE round-trip ride on the K-1 Express Gondola.

Purchase Season Pass before Oct. 14

With a number of on-mountain improvements wrapping up and the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season quickly approaching, now is the time to grab your Killington Season Pass before the price increases on October 14, 2011.

At Killington Resort this winter, you’ll experience the all-new Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars and deck that replaced the Superstar Pub, newly re-graded trails, improved snowmaking and tons of great events including the Winter Dew Tour, January 19-22, 2012.

Unlimited Season Pass
$1199 for Adults (ages 19-64), $799 for Youths (6-18) and $799 for Seniors (65+). If you’re chomping at the bit for first tracks, then you know you’re going to need unlimited access to both Killington and Pico Mountain. Plus, the Unlimited Season Pass is loaded with numerous benefits including discounts on food, spa services, Snow Sports School programs and more. Learn More

Blackout Season Pass
$829 all ages. With only 18 blackout days, this pass is perfect for those who hit the slopes ten or more days during the season and want to avoid peak periods. Plus, Blackout pass holders will receive two floating days that may be used on any blackout day of their choice. Learn More

Midweek Season Pass
$499 all ages. The Midweek Pass offers outstanding value for those with the flexibility to ski before work, after school, or just to play hooky on a powder day. Learn More

October 13, 2011 is the last day to grab your Killington Season Pass before prices increase. Additionally, all Killington Season Passes are also valid at Pico Mountain.

Save big this season with K57 tickets and Express Card.

K57 Tickets
For only $57, experience The Beast of The East this winter. Score the best deal of the season on a one-day adult lift ticket with 18 blackout* dates. K57 tickets are available online only for a limited time. Buy now

Killington Express Card
For skiers and riders using the mountain four or more days this season, the Killington Express Card offers direct-to-lift access. Available for $86 for a limited time, the Express Card gives you 50% off weekday and 25% off weekend and pea* day window ticket rates (Blackout/Peak days: December 26, 2011 – January 1, 2012; January 14 – 15; February 18 – 26, 2012) Buy Now

RSVIP PROGRAM FOR RETURNING GUESTS

You’re no stranger to Killington Resort and your loyalty shouldn’t go unrewarded. So, Killington is offering you this season’s absolute best deal on the largest variety of lodging. It’s all part of our RSVIP program exclusively for returning skiers and riders. But, like most things in life, you need to act fast because this offer expires November 18, 2011.

Save 30% on lodging & lift tickets for 3-nights/3-days or longer during non-peak periods this winter, and 25% during peak periods!* The RSVIP Ski & Stay package is available December 23, 2011 through April 7, 2012. LEARN MORE

Save 10% off our already discounted Ski Week package. The Ski Week Package is our best value featuring huge savings on lodging, lift tickets and KIDS SKI FREE! LEARN MORE

To book, call 800-320-7797, or visit http://www.killington.com.

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