Killington to host World Cup ski racing event in 2024

Killington Cup is a renowned FIS World Cup event that attracts thousands of fans each year. Held annually on Thanksgiving weekend at the Vermont-based ski area, this competition features races on November 30 and December 1, pending confirmation from the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) on June 6. Since its inception in 2016, with an exception in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Killington Cup has been a massive success, drawing over 40,000 spectators over two days.

Much of this popularity can be attributed to the presence and success of Mikaela Shiffrin, a 29-year-old U.S. skier who holds a record number of World Cup wins (currently at 97). Shiffrin, who trained at Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy before turning professional, has dominated the slalom portion of the event at Killington, winning six out of seven times. Her success has helped establish Killington as a premier destination for ski racing events in North America.

The Killington Cup has also paved the way for additional domestic World Cup races, with a freestyle event added to the calendar in 2023 and scheduled to occur again in 2024. The event continues to be a fan favorite and attracts large crowds to witness top international skiers showcase their talent on the “Superstar” trail at Killington. With its rich history and continued success, it’s no surprise that the Killington Cup remains one of the most popular events on the women’s ski racing schedule.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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