Killington Women's Alpine Ski Races Preview
Updated: Nov 22, 2022
The Alpine Ski World Cup returns to Killington during Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 from November 26-27, 2022.
The Killington Cup is a celebration of the history and passion for alpine ski racing in the Northeast of the United States. Ski fans can enjoy watching the best female ski racers in the Slalom and Giant Slalom disciplines battle for the victory on the signature Superstar racecourse. The event is one of the top three events on the Women’s FIS World Cup tour with spectators peaking at 39,000 in 2018.
This is the sixth year that Killington Resort has hosted FIS women's World Cup giant slalom and slalom events. The first Killington Cup event in 2016 was the first FIS Ski World Cup held in the eastern USA since 1991 at Waterville Valley, NH, and the first in Vermont since 1978 at Stratton Mountain.
November 26th Giant Slalom 1 Run 10:00 LOC / 16 :00 CET - 2 Run 13:00 LOC / 19 :00 CET
November 27th Slalom 1 Run 10:15 LOC / 16 :15 CET - 2 Run 13:00 LOC / 19 :00 CET
Back in 2019, Italy’s Marta Bassino put two clean and fast runs together to win the first World Cup race of her career on a course shortened because of gusting winds at the planned start line.
Federica Brignone, winner of the Killington Giant Slalom in 2018, delivered a storming second run. She clocked the quickest second run climbing six positions to finish in second place.
Local hero Mikaela Shiffrin finished in third place, 0.29 seconds off of Bassino’s winning pace. Shiffrin remains in search of a first Giant Slalom win at Killington, where she has won four slalom races.
Last season Mikaela Shiffrin won her 5th Slalom in Killington remaining the undisputed slalom queen of Killington. The US local hero has won every Slalom event held in the Killington Superstar racecourse (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021). Born in Vail, Colorado, Shiffrin considers also Killington as her hometown as she is a former student of the nearby Burke Mountain Academy.
Petra Vlhova built a slim lead (+0.20) over Mikaela Shiffrin in the first run but finished in second place (+0.75) after making a huge mistake in the upper section of the course in the second run.
Wendy Holdener rounded out the podium finishing in third position (+ 0.83).
In 2019 Mikaela Shiffrin drove the local fans crazy with a demonstrative victory in Killington, Vermont. After leading the first run of the second slalom of the season, Shiffrin finishes ahead of Petra Vlhova (+ 2.29) and Anna Swenn Larsson (+ 2.73). It was the 4th consecutive slalom victory for Shiffrin in Vermont.
Conditions were really challenging. An icy slope, flat light, and a turny set made for a gritty slalom.
Killington Resort is a mountain destination in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Best known for
hosting the longest ski and snowboard season in the East and the Alpine Ski World Cup each November, Killington is the perfect destination for skiers looking for the best ski terrain and the best après-ski in New England.
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.