Killington slopes gets FIS greenlight for World Cup races

Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 8:05 AM EST
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KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Snow inspectors from the International Ski Federation Wednesday morning gave Killington the thumbs up for next week’s FIS World Cup races.

Cold weather and snow arrived just in time this week for the resort to ramp up snow-making operations and get the positive snow control assessment from FIS.

“I can confidently say that the entire Killington community is excited, and maybe a little relieved, to hear the news of FIS approval for racecourse snow preparation, giving the green light to bring world-class elite ski racing to the East coast in just over a week. After such a warm fall, and with several races cancelled elsewhere in the world, receiving the FIS approval is a testament to Killington’s powerful snowmaking system and expert team,” World Cup local organizing chairman Herwig Demschar said in a statement.

Crews are also gearing up for the opening day. Thursday is day one for pass-holders. The mountain opens to the general public on Friday.

Killington prides itself on having the longest ski season in the Northeast.

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