Snow inspectors from the International Ski Federation (FIS) visited Killington Resort today to determine if next week’s world cup even will take place or not.
The Killington Cup has become an early-season tradition over the last half-decade, and Killington has literally pulled out the big guns to get the mountain to where it is today.
Things were looking rough at Killington just last week. The iconic Superstar trail that’s used for the Killington Cup’s slalom and GS races lay bare with grass and mud.
Now, the slope is buried with a blanket of white. Killington has been hammering Superstar with their impressive snowmaking equipment.
^View of Superstar on 11/16/22
They’ve not wasted a minute of this recent cold snap to maximize their snowmaking yield. The mountain also picked up 4″ of natural snow overnight. A nice icing-on-the-cake, if you will.
The resort just announced minutes ago that they’ve officially been given the green light from the FIS. Here’s the statement:
“Thanks to the hard work of our snowmaking team and a little last minute help from Mother Nature, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation has officially given us the green light for the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel! Tickets are available at killington.com/wctickets for $5.00, which benefits the Killington World Cup Foundation.”
^Superstar on 11/10/22
You gotta hand it to Killington. They’re the only resort in North America that can get a trail World Cup-ready in just a week’s time.
I’d also like to sincerely apologize for every doubting that this year’s race would happen. That was foolish!!!
Kudos to the snowmakers at Killington. You’re a bunch of real-life heroes.
Image Credit: Killington