This November 26-27, the best female ski racers in the world will make their way to Killington, Vermont, to compete in the first World Cup to be held in the eastern United States since 1991. The event will mark the first women's World Cup slalom and giant slalom events to ever be held at Killington Resort. PistenBully is proud to be the event's official equipment supplier and will be lending Killington three winches and two fleet grooming machines to get the courses groomed to FIS World Cup quality standards.
Killington has an exceptional reputation for its snowmaking. The resort's snowmaking system covers 600 skiable acres by means of 88 miles of water pipes and 1,700 snow guns (including more than 500 Low Energy guns). Killington is usually the first in the East to start turning its lifts and this season was no exception as it has been open since October 25. When the 2016-17 World Cup schedule was being decided, Killington's ability to produce a quality snow surface early played a large role in the location decision.
Of Killington's six peaks, the races will take place on the Superstar trail, below the Superstar Express Quad with the finish line at the K-1 base area. The race weekend will kick off with community events on Wednesday, November 23. Races and awards events are scheduled for November 26 and 27. With some help from PistenBully, Killington will provide the best possible racing surface to the fastest women on skis.