KILLINGTON—Killington Resort announced that tickets for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. at www.killington.com. Taking place Nov. 25-26, the World Cup will once again bring the women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract U.S. Ski Team superstar Mikaela Shiffrin to compete against the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world.
“Last year, VIP and grandstand tickets sold out in less than a day, showing the incredible passion the Northeast has for world class alpine skiing,” said Michael Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “We are thrilled to once again offer free-access viewing areas so that we can hopefully surpass 2016’s immense crowd. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington is poised to become a Thanksgiving tradition that ski racing lovers will not want to miss.”
In November 2016, Killington shattered all expectations when it hosted the first Alpine World Cup event in the eastern U.S. in 25 years. The inaugural World Cup Weekend at Killington drew an estimated 30,000 spectators, prompting U.S. Ski and Snowboard to propose a two-year agreement for Killington Resort to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018.
“We’re thrilled to have the World Cup return to Killington and the East Coast,” said Herwig Demschar, chair of Killington’s World Cup local organizing committee and vice president of international business development at Powdr Corp. “The World Cup is a special event that we want everyone to be able to take part in and enjoy. This is a party that you do not want to miss!”
In addition to the ticketed sections, Killington will once again offer plenty of free-access viewing areas to provide anyone who wishes to watch the World Cup action up close and in person. The event will also feature a festival with entertainment throughout the weekend.
Killington World Cup Committee
A new addition to the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington is the creation of a charitable committee founded by the Killington Mountain School that will work through Killington Resort in various ways, including providing support for athlete housing and VIP events and benefit local and regional youth ski development programs throughout the Northeast. The Killington World Cup Committee (KWCC) was created to support the Women’s World Cup at Killington and to benefit local and regional youth development programs to support athletes in their quest to compete at the highest levels of the sport, as well as organizations that facilitate competition and training infrastructure in the Northeast and increase participation in winter sports competitions throughout the region. A portion of the proceeds from the VIP and premier grandstand ticket levels will benefit the KWCC in awarding grants to deserving recipients.
Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday events are sold separately. Ticket offerings for 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington events include: VIP, superfan, premier grandstand, grandstand and general admission.