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Ski racing World Cup set to return to Killington in 2024

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Pending confirmation from the FIS, the popular Vermont event featuring Mikaela Shiffrin will take place for an eighth time.

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Mikaela Shiffrin races to victory in the 2023 Killington Cup slalom. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

The Killington Cup, one of the busiest FIS World Cup events on the women’s ski racing calendar, is set to return for another year on Thanksgiving weekend.

The Vermont ski area announced the return of competition on Thursday, pending official confirmation from the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) on June 6. The races will take place on November 30 and December 1.

Held annually since 2016 (with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic), the Killington Cup has attracted more than 40,000 fans over the event’s two days in years past, demonstrating local popularity of this sport.

This is also due in large part to the continued presence and success of Mikaela Shiffrin, who attended Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy before turning professional. The 29-year-old American skier has more World Cup victories than any other racer in history (currently 97). Shiffrin has won the slalom portion of the event at Killington six out of seven times, regularly beating her international rivals on the “Superstar” slopes, the track where the races are held.

The popularity around the Killington Cup helped create additional national World Cup races. In 2023, a freestyle event at Waterville Valley was added to the calendar and is expected to repeat in 2024.

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