The FIS World Cup is returning to Killington, Vermont this year! Some of the best ski racers in the world will be competing for the famous Crystal Globe over the course of Thanksgiving weekend. Killington Resort, a beautiful ski resort close to many of our rental properties, will be hosting the event as they have in previous years. In 2016, the Killington World Cup attracted 30,000 spectators – and more are expected to attend this year! Whether you’re a dedicated fan of competitive skiing or are new to the sport, this event is bound to be an amazing time for everyone.
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The Killington World Cup 2017
The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup was launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends. The next year, it was backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler and became an official FIS event. The first World Cup ski race was held in Germany in 1967. Since there, it’s been held annually.
While not much information has been released about the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup (or Killington World Cup, as it’s referred to by locals), it’s expected to be similar to the 2016 competition. The 2016 Cup included women’s giant slalom and slalom races, which involve skiing between poles or gates. In the “giant slalom” event, the gates are spaced more closely than the regular event. Only the best of the best are able to compete, let alone finish. It’s sure to be an incredible sight!
Take a Day Trip During Your Visit
While the Killington World Cup might be the main course during your stay with us, there are plenty of other great things to experience as a side dish! We suggest taking a day trip to Woodstock, VT. Just 30 minutes from Killington, this small village is the perfect place to visit if you’re craving an escape from the Cup’s crowds. We suggest browsing the shops in town like Yankee Bookshop, Vermont’s oldest independent bookstore. You can also pop into Clover Gift Shop or Red Wagon Toy Company to get a head start on your holiday shopping. No matter what you pick up, you’ll be glad to have visited!
Return to Your Rental Home
The best place to stay during the Killington World Cup is in one of our Mountain Green Ski and Golf rentals! You’ll be minutes away from the festivities and will still enjoy the peaceful getaway our guests have come to expect. If you’re traveling with a larger group, we have properties that can sleep up to 10 people – like Mt. Green 3-D10. This premium two-level cabin comes equipped with a television, full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and four beautiful bedrooms. You’ll have access to Resort Spa amenities like the indoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, and gym, and there’s a grocery/deli market as well as a restaurant/bar. Everything you’ll need is conveniently located just steps away! Browse the rest of our vacations rentals and book your stay today. We look forward to having you!