SR Staff Report
Release courtesy of USST
Photo: Mikaela Shiffrin. Killington 2022. GEPA pictures
Killington, VT (January 17, 2023) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of POWDR, the leading adventure lifestyle company, announced today that the Stifel Killington Cup will return to Killington Resort in Vermont for the seventh time in 2023. The race features the fastest female alpine ski racers in the world vying for the prestigious Killington Cup. Part of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Circuit, the Killington Cup is the world’s most attended women’s Audi FIS Ski World. This year’s return will again feature the “Heroic” initiative for the second year in a row, a program designed to empower and create opportunities for women in the ski industry.
The Stifel Killington Cup giant slalom and slalom will be held November 25-26, 2023.
Speaking about the announcement, POWDR CEO Justin Sibley said, “We are excited to again host this race at Killington Resort. This is an event that draws spectators from around the world to one of the premier resort destinations in the U.S., which continuously puts on the best event of the circuit. POWDR is also proud to be a partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and looks forward to advancing the goals of Heroic at this year’s event.”
Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort & Pico Mountain, added, “Hosting the Stifel Killington Cup is a great way to kick off the ski season in Vermont. Having the fastest female ski racers in the world compete on our slopes is a source of great pride for our entire team here at Killington & Pico. We look forward to having the athletes, entertainers, and partners back again for a seventh time.”
“We’re thrilled to bring the Stifel Killington Cup back to Killington for the seventh time,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. “Seeing nearly 40,000 fans at Killington every year shows how incredible World Cups in the United States can be, and we can’t wait to return to Vermont in November.”
POWDR is an adventure lifestyle company that inspires every human being with cool experiences in awesome places. POWDR’s awesome places include Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Killington and Pico Mountain in Vermont; Boreal Mountain Resort and Soda Springs in the Lake Tahoe region of California; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Lee Canyon in Nevada; Snowbird in Utah; and SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada. POWDR also empowers and inspires the next generation of action sports enthusiasts through summer camps, mountain experiences, and mountain centers under the Woodward brand that incorporate dynamic programming and innovative environments: Woodward Park City, Woodward PA, Woodward Copper in Colorado, Woodward Tahoe, Woodward West in Stallion Springs, CA. POWDR fuels a balanced life full of adventure through a collection of experiences from the mountains to the valleys. Sun Country Tours in Oregon is POWDR’s river rafting outfitter and Powderbird, based out of Snowbird in Utah, is POWDR’s heli-adventure operator. POWDR is headquartered in Park City, Utah. For more information, please visit: www.POWDR.com.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four-season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. 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. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for more than 60 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365.
About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah at the USANA Center of Excellence. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of team. For more information, visit usskiandsnowboard.org.