Top to Bottom Snowmaking Underway at Killington as World Cup Weekend Approaches
The races are to be the first to held in New England in a quarter of a century.
Friday, November 11, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Snowmaking is ramping up at Killington, as two weeks remain until the Women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup is scheduled to start. The central Vermont ski area has been the only northeastern mountain to open thus far this season, operating its North Ridge complex since October 25.
With below freezing temperatures returning to the region on Friday, Killington lit up the Superstar trail top to bottom. Three snowcats are staged at the top of the trail along with two at the base, conducting considerable work on the snow surface.
Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin are expected to race on the trail over Thanksgiving weekend. Lindsey Vonn may be forced to drop out of the race after breaking her arm in a crash at Copper Mountain yesterday.
In addition to Superstar, Killington has also started making snow on the Snowdon complex, suggesting the general public could be skiing top to bottom off Killington Peak before long.
Superstar will not open to the public until extensive work is done on the snow surface following the races. The last World Cup race hosted in New England took place at Waterville Valley in March of 1991.