MONTPELIER, Vt. – While November marks the return of skiing and snowboarding to the mountains of Vermont, this season’s opening of the slopes will be highlighted by an event that welcomes many of the best skiers in the world to the Green Mountain State.
Skiing’s top women competitors will make their way to Killington over Thanksgiving weekend as the resort hosts the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. This will be the first alpine World Cup event in the eastern United States in 25 years.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will include the women’s giant slalom and slalom races and is expected to bring U.S. Ski Team superstars Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, who will be competing against the best technical alpine skiers in the sport. The World Cup races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27.
“We are thrilled that the start of the upcoming ski season in Vermont will welcome many of the brightest stars in the sport to our state,” said Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Megan Smith. “The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will not only bring a great deal of attention to the world class skiing and accommodations at Killington Resort, but also introduce thousands of our visitors to many of the other wonderful destinations that Vermont has to offer.”