Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a POWDR resort, announced today that tickets for the 2023 Stifel Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting October 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET at killington.com. Taking place November 24-26, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont. The event is expected to attract Stifel U.S. Ski Team superstars, including five-time Stifel Killington Cup slalom victor and winningest alpine skier in history Mikaela Shiffrin, and former University of Vermont skier and 2023 world champion Paula Moltzan.
Returning this year is the athlete bib presentation, fireworks display and festival village openingto kick things off on Friday night. No ticket is required for the Friday night activities, which are free to the public. Saturday and Sunday will feature world-class ski racing, as well as live music performances, starting at just $10 for a ticket. The event will highlight Heroic, an initiative empowering women in the ski industry, with panel discussions and a premiere of the women’s ski film “Advice for Girls.”
“I am thrilled to welcome the World Cup back to Killington once again. It is the best way to kick off the season, a testament to our snowmaking team and the strength of the ski community as a whole,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “The Stifel Killington Cup is about the community as much as the competition. Last year, we were able to donate $270,000 to support regional winter sports organizations through the Killington World Cup Foundation, and we are proud to continue this tradition and donate a portion of ticket sales, including 100% of VIP packages, again this year.”
A percentage from all ticket options benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF), which supports athlete team services and provides grants to bolster winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region. Proceeds from 2022 ticket sales supported over 31 winter sports programs in nine states. Ticket offerings for the 2023 Stifel Killington Cup include:
General Admission - $10 per day
A portion of proceeds of general admission tickets benefit the KWCF. General Admission viewing areas are located all around the base of Superstar Trail and adjacent to the racecourse. Two video boards will provide top-to-bottom race coverage while approximately 35% of the course will be visible from these areas.
VIP Packages – Sold in Partnership with the Killington World Cup Foundation
The Killington World Cup Foundation is currently pre-selling Silver, Gold and Platinum packages only including exclusive access to the VIP Tent presented by Great Gulf. Information about VIP package options or getting on the waitlist for individual tickets can be found at kwcfgivesback.org.
Premier Grandstand – $100 Sat / $90 Sun
The Premier Grandstand offers guaranteed access to the highest five rows of the grandstands at the base of Superstar trail, providing one of the best vantage points of the course. A portion of proceeds benefit the KWCF.
Grandstand – $45 Sat / $40 Sun
Ticketed Grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar trail, adjacent to the racecourse, and are general admission for all rows except the top five. The grandstand provides an elevated view of the racecourse, along with two jumbo screens broadcasting top-to-bottom race coverage. A portion of proceeds benefit the KWCF.
K-1 preferred parking is available again this year. Preferred parking is $90 on Saturday and $85 on Sunday and entitles purchasers access to the K-1 parking lots for one vehicle. Free parking and shuttles will continue to be available around Killington Resort.
For additional information about the 2023 Stifel Killington Cup, please visit killington.com/worldcup and sign up for Killington Cup text updates here.
Photos and b-roll from the 2022 Killington Cup can be found here
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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four-season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Known as The Beast of the East, Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for more than 60 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365.
About Killington World Cup Foundation
The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) was created to benefit local and regional youth development programs, and to support the women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington Resort. KWCF will continue to provide grants to support the winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports in the northeast, with the goal of creating lifelong participants.
About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah at the USANA Center of Excellence. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2023, competing in 10 teams: alpine, cross country, freestyle moguls, freestyle aerials, snowboard, freeski, nordic combined, ski jumping, Para alpine and Para snowboard. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit usskiandsnowboard.org.
Kristel Killary, Killington Resort: 802-236-6796 or email@example.com
Courtney Harkins, U.S. Ski & Snowboard: 978-314-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org