The US Ski Team is stoked to host world cup ski racing again at Vermont’s Killington Resort for what they hope will become a lasting tradition for east coast ski racing.
The announcement officially makes Killington a back to back venue for women’s world cup ski racing. Resort officials announced that they will host the same FIS events as last year over Thanksgiving weekend, 2017 with women’s slalom and giant slalom being held over the course of two days.
Last year Killington saw roughly 30,000 ski racing fans show up to watch Mikaela Shiffrin win the slalom.
In the western USA, men’s speed events will return to Beaver Creek’s famed ‘Birds of Prey’ course where Ted Ligety, Travis Ganong, and Steve Nyman will all battle to grab podium finishes. But a big question looms in the distance– is Bode stepping away from ski racing? Whatever happens with Bode, the remaining stateside skiers are simply happy to see the USA getting its due when it comes to quality world cup stops on the FIS schedule.
LET’S GO HOME TEAM!
Find the entire US Ski Team press release here: FIS Confirms U.S. World Cup Stops for 2017-18