The FIS Ski World Cup returns to Vermont’s Killington Resort Thanksgiving weekend, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. EDT.
The World Cup will once again bring women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract the best athletes in the world, including 2018 Olympic gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.), Italy’s Sofia Goggia and Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter.
New this year and, in addition to an already action-packed, fun-filled weekend, Killington Resort will host free concerts Friday through Sunday featuring Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti, KT Tunstall and Paul Oakenfold. Additional entertainment includes the World Cup Festival Village, fireworks, parades and a Friday night bib draw featuring top athletes.
“It’s an honor and a pleasure to welcome the best women ski racers in the world back to Killington for the third year,” says Herwig Demschar, chair of Killington’s World Cup Local Organizing Committee. “Spectators will be treated to a weekend of exciting racing, as well as a top music line-up, ensuring it will be a party not to be missed. This year, we are hoping to make history by breaking attendance records, showing the world how New England fans support their favorite ski racing stars!”
Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday events are sold separately. Ticket offerings for 2018 Killington Cup include:
General Admission - Free
In addition to the ticket offers, there will be plenty of free access viewing space for all fans to enjoy. The free area provides standing room access near the base of the Superstar trail and along the run with two jumbo screens for viewing the full race course.
New for 2018 - 4241’ Finish Pavilion - $150
The new 4241’ Pavilion located on skier’s left of Superstar (below the KMS bag jump) includes a semi-heated tent and premium viewing area featuring a continental breakfast and an all-you-can-eat BBQ with soft drinks and hot beverages catered by the Peak Lodge. A beer and wine cash bar with specially priced drinks will be available.
SuperFan – $125
The SuperFan ticket includes standard Grandstand tickets, along with a World Cup commemorative item and a Killington adult lift ticket voucher for the 2018-19 winter season that can be redeemed without restriction.
Premier Grandstand – $100
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. This ticket includes a mid-week, non-holiday lift ticket voucher valid for the 2018-19 winter season. Premier Grandstand tickets are extremely limited in quantity and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Killington World Cup Committee.
Grandstand – $40
Ticketed Grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar trail, adjacent to the race course, and are general admission for all rows except the top five. The grandstand provides an elevated view of the race course, along with two jumbo screens broadcasting top-to-bottom race coverage. Limited accessible seating access is available in the front row of the grandstand.
Free parking and shuttles will be available around Killington Resort, however, attendees can purchase a preferred parking pass for guaranteed parking in the K-1 parking bays for $50 or in the Vale parking lots for $20. Preferred parking passes can be purchased when tickets go on sale at killington.com.
VIP ticket packages are available at kwccgivesback.org in partnership with the Killington World Cup Committee, which supports athlete hospitality and provides grants to support winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region.
For additional information about Killington Resort and the 2018 Audi FIS World Cup, please visit killington.com/worldcup.