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HomeLight Killington Cup 2021

The HomeLight Killington Cup is a celebration of the history and passion for alpine ski racing here in the Northeast. Let this program be a passport to what it's all about. Come watch the fastest female ski racers in slalom and giant slalom battle for the top prize on Superstar trail this Thanksgiving weekend in Killington, Vermont. Produced by the Mountain Times, 2021

The HomeLight Killington Cup is a celebration of the history and passion for alpine ski racing here in the Northeast. Let this program be a passport to what it's all about. Come watch the fastest female ski racers in slalom and giant slalom battle for the top prize on Superstar trail this Thanksgiving weekend in Killington, Vermont.

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WELCOME TO THE HOMELIGHT<br />

KILLINGTON CUP:<br />

Dear ski racing fans,<br />

Thank you for supporting Audi FIS Ski World <strong>Cup</strong> ski racing. Your attendance has<br />

led to over a million dollars in grant funding to winter sports infrastructure through a<br />

partnership with the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong> Foundation.<br />

With last year’s event canceled due to the pandemic, <strong>Killington</strong> is excited to be able<br />

to once again host for its fifth year.<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> is a unique stop on the World <strong>Cup</strong> circuit known for its ability to draw tens<br />

of thousands of race enthusiasts. This year, once again, over 100 athletes representing<br />

20 countries are expected to participate in this year’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events<br />

on Superstar. The races will also be broadcast to an audience of 2.1 million people<br />

in 60 countries.<br />

All eyes will be on Vermont-schooled Mikaela Shiffrin, who has won the Slalom all<br />

four of the past <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>s! Can she defend her title again?<br />

Ring those cowbells!<br />

Shiffrin is the clear crowd favorite, inspiring many young racers from ski clubs and<br />

academies across the eastern U.S. who will be cheering her on waving banners and<br />

ringing bells — everyone is sure to be on their feet for her runs!<br />

Shiffrin is certainly a standout. She's been breaking records and winning cups since<br />

she joined the U.S. Alpine team 12 years ago (at 16). Since then, she's won 11 World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> season titles (3 overall, 6 Slalom, 1 Super-G, 1 Giant Slalom).<br />

She has won 70 World <strong>Cup</strong> races in total, which is second only to Lindsey Vonn with<br />

82. But Shiffrin tops the Slalom category with 45 wins.<br />

With three Olympic gold medals to her name, Shiffrin is tied with Ted<br />

Ligety and Rutland native Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most golds ever won by an<br />

American Olympian in Alpine skiing — and she's favored to add at least one more at<br />

the Beijing Olympics in February. Shiffrin is also the only Alpine skier (male or female)<br />

with wins in all six FIS Alpine Ski World <strong>Cup</strong> disciplines: Slalom, Parallel Slalom, Giant<br />

Slalom, Super-G, Downhill, and the Alpine Combined.<br />

“It was one of my big goals to win in every discipline when I first started racing!”<br />

Shiffrin said.<br />

Shiffrin once again plans to participate in all five Alpine events at the 2022 Olympics<br />

in February. At the last Olympics in 2018, she fell short of that goal, choosing to pull<br />

out of the Downhill and Super G events, partly due to delays and scheduling. Events<br />

surrounding the races usually span three days, Friday-Sunday, with free outdoor<br />

concerts, fireworks, movie premiers, autograph signing events, and more. This year,<br />

due to Covid, some of those events have been scaled back to discourage large crowds<br />

congregating in indoor spaces and to protect the athletes. There will be no events<br />

Friday nor fireworks, movies or autograph signings this year, but there will be outdoor<br />

concerts before and after the second run on Saturday and before the second run on<br />

Sunday in the festival village (see page 16). Additionally, area businesses always step<br />

up to provide entertainment, delicious food and unique shopping opportunities (and<br />

shopping locally is a much more enjoyable “Black Friday” experience).<br />

This complimentary program is designed to enhance your experience both at the<br />

races and throughout your weekend stay in the <strong>Killington</strong> area.<br />

On behalf of our partners at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the<br />

International Ski Federation, the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong> Foundation, local businesses and<br />

everyone who helped to put together this event, we welcome you to the <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>.<br />

Polly Lynn and Jason Mikula<br />

Co-publishers of the Mountain Times<br />

Mike Solimano<br />

President of <strong>Killington</strong> and Pico Resorts<br />

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Race schedule<br />

Festival Village map<br />

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24<br />

WC 101: What you need to know<br />

Spectating tips<br />

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Events<br />

3 free outdoor concerts<br />

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38<br />

Looking back<br />

Looking forward<br />

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54<br />

Athlete profiles<br />

<strong>2021</strong>/22 FIS Ski World <strong>Cup</strong> race schedule<br />

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Snowmaking creates race course<br />

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RACE SCHEDULE<br />

Saturday, Nov. 27<br />

7 a.m. Festival Village opens<br />

10 a.m. Giant Slalom run #1<br />

1 p.m. Giant Slalom run #2<br />

Award ceremony will immediately follow<br />

Sunday, Nov. 28<br />

7 a.m. Festival Village opens<br />

9:45 a.m. Slalom run #1<br />

12:45 p.m. Slalom run #2<br />

Award ceremony will immediately follow<br />

See full list of events on pg. 28-29<br />

SUPERSTAR<br />

The Audi FIS Ski World <strong>Cup</strong> race at <strong>Killington</strong> takes place on<br />

Superstar, which finishes at roughly 2,500 feet above sea level, near<br />

the K-1 base lodge (now under construction). While it is lower in<br />

elevation than <strong>Killington</strong>’s other early season offerings, the resort’s<br />

snowmaking prowess makes the November race possible (see<br />

pages 56-59).<br />

Other than the FIS World <strong>Cup</strong> event, Superstar is not used for<br />

racing due to its central location, popularity and connections it<br />

provides between <strong>Killington</strong>'s peaks.<br />

When World <strong>Cup</strong> officials first came to <strong>Killington</strong> to assess the<br />

resort’s race trail options prior to the 2016 races, all agreed that the<br />

Superstar trail was the best choice. Not only does it have convenient<br />

lift access, but almost no work had to be done to it to make it FIS<br />

compliant, according to Tiger Shaw, president and CEO of U.S. Ski<br />

& Snowboard.<br />

The Superstar trail also offers ideal viewing because spectators<br />

can see a good portion of the trail from the base of the run.<br />

When watching the races, especially the Giant Slalom on Saturday,<br />

which starts near the top of Superstar, announcers might refer to<br />

three named sections of the course, illustrated in the graphic above:<br />

1. The “Top Headwall” is a steep section that begins at the top of<br />

the slope and ends where the trail Launch Pad intersects Superstar.<br />

2. “The Fields” follows and continues until the trail High Road<br />

intersects it connecting to the trail Skyelark.<br />

3. The “Lower Headwall” (also known as "Preston's Pitch") is the<br />

steep bottom section that ends with the finish line — surrounded by<br />

spectators.<br />

“It’s exciting to welcome the best women ski racers in the world<br />

back to <strong>Killington</strong>,” said Herwig Demschar, chair of <strong>Killington</strong>’s<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> local organizing committee.<br />

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE<br />

The Festival Village is located at the base of the Superstar trail, located at the K-1<br />

base area at the top of <strong>Killington</strong> Road.<br />

This year all spectators must be ticketed to enter and either show proof of<br />

vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test in the previous 72 hours. Spectating areas are<br />

broken out by section. There is ample room for standing by the finish line and hillside<br />

to the right of the course (looking up the hill). Additionally, there are two grandstand<br />

sections, a VIP tent and credentialed media zones. Food and beverage options, vendor<br />

booths and an outdoor concert stage will be available to all in the Festival Village.<br />

Spectators can see approximately 40-50% of the Slalom course and 30-40% of the<br />

Giant Slalom course, depending on viewing section and specific course that is set.<br />

Jumbo screens on the side of the finish area will provide additional viewing coverage.<br />

The Festival Village will open at 7 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.<br />

Marble Valley Transit ("The Bus") is offering FREE transportation along the <strong>Killington</strong><br />

Road and to Rutland Saturday and Sunday. See pages 132-133. <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

provides parking shuttles. Masks are required on all buses per federal regulations.<br />

K-1 base area<br />

Restrooms are also<br />

available at:<br />

Vale parking lot<br />

Pico parking lot<br />

Skyeship parking lot<br />

Superstar Race Trail<br />

K-1 Lodge<br />

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101: World <strong>Cup</strong> racing,<br />

what you need to know<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) Alpine Ski World <strong>Cup</strong> is the top<br />

international circuit of Alpine ski racing.<br />

Athletes compete in: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill, plus the<br />

Alpine Combined, in which the fastest aggregate time of one run of Downhill or<br />

Super-G and one run of Slalom is assessed. Parallel Slalom and Giant Slalom events<br />

are also part of the World <strong>Cup</strong> schedule and are particularly spectator-friendly.<br />

Slalom and Giant Slalom<br />

The Giant Slalom and Slalom make up the technical events in Alpine ski racing.<br />

Speed events are Super-G and Downhill.<br />

While World <strong>Cup</strong> racers often hit top speeds of 75-plus mph in Downhill<br />

competitions, speeds in technical races are considerably slower, as the courses<br />

require racers to navigate more turns and complex gate sequences. Still, racers<br />

can reach speeds up to 50 mph (which is more than double what most recreational<br />

skiers would feel comfortable hitting — let alone on the steep icy slope of Superstar<br />

while speeding through gates!).<br />

On Giant Slalom courses, vertical distances<br />

between turning poles on the World <strong>Cup</strong> can range<br />

from 24-28 meters depending on the venue, with an<br />

average around 26 meters, according to FIS/U.S. Ski<br />

& Snowboard course setting guidelines. The offset<br />

distances vary, but 10-12 meters is about average,<br />

depending on terrain, speeds, width and length of<br />

trail, and vertical drop requirements.<br />

On Slalom courses, the distance between turning<br />

poles is generally 9-11 meters on the World <strong>Cup</strong>.<br />

Offset distances vary, but tend to average around<br />

34 meters. Slalom courses are typically more<br />

arrhythmical, with multiple combinations (delay into<br />

hairpin, hairpin into hairpin, flushes, etc.) according to<br />

FIS/U.S. Ski & Snowboard course setting guidelines.<br />

Combinations are frequently set with less than 6<br />

meters of distance between poles.<br />

A racer’s ski tips and boots must pass through each<br />

“gate,” breaking the imaginary line between turning<br />

and outside pole, in order to finish the course. (See<br />

image.)<br />

Gate judges watch each gate and verify each racer's<br />

compliance. Additionally, an adjacent gate judge (usually a member of the jury or an<br />

official video controller) are also watching for compliance. If a competitor loses a ski<br />

without having committed a gate fault or without coming to a complete stop, she<br />

may continue, FIS rules state.<br />

The equipment racers use is also strictly monitored by FIS regulations. At the<br />

base of the Superstar trail, there is a tent where FIS measurement experts use<br />

official tools to be sure racer equipment complies after each run.<br />

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Start Order<br />

The start order for the first run for the top<br />

15 racers is determined by a random bib<br />

draw, which is based on World <strong>Cup</strong> start list<br />

points. The remaining racers' start order is<br />

based on FIS point ranking for the first run.<br />

For the second run, the fastest 30 racers<br />

start in reverse order based on their<br />

finish time for the first run, with 30th<br />

going first, 29th second, etc. so the<br />

fastest racer runs the course last.<br />

(Only the top 30 racers qualify<br />

for a second run.)<br />

Bib Draw<br />

Scoring<br />

The top seven on the World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> start list are placed in a double<br />

random draw (the order of who<br />

draws and which number they draw<br />

are random) to be placed in start<br />

positions 1-7. Then, athletes ranked<br />

8-15 are entered in the double<br />

random draw for start positions 8-15.<br />

The FIS scoring system awards points to the top 30 finishers<br />

at each race: 100 points are awarded to the winner, 80<br />

points for second, 60 for third, progressively winding down<br />

to 1 point for 30th place. The racer with the most points at<br />

the end of the season in mid-March wins the overall World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> for the discipline. The trophy consists of a 9 kilogram<br />

crystal globe. Prizes are also awarded in each individual<br />

race event, with a smaller 3.5 kilogram crystal globe.<br />

Worldwide<br />

Photo by Paul Holmes<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> competitions have been hosted in<br />

25 countries worldwide including: Andorra,<br />

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia,<br />

Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech<br />

Republic, Finland, France, Germany,<br />

Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway,<br />

Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia,<br />

South Korea, Spain, Sweden,<br />

Switzerland, and the United<br />

States.<br />

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Photos by Paul Holmes


Who sets the course?<br />

By Katy Savage and Polly Mikula<br />

Setting the race course is a skill in and<br />

of itself — and an opportunity.<br />

The course setters are designated<br />

before the season begins by a World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

coaches working group. Each run is set by<br />

coaches from a different county.<br />

This year in <strong>Killington</strong> for the Giant<br />

Slalom on Saturday, Swiss coach Alejo<br />

Hervas will set the first run and Italian<br />

coach Paolo Deflorian will set the second.<br />

For Sunday's Slalom race, the first run will<br />

be set by Norwegian coach Tim Gfeller<br />

and the second run by Slovakian coach<br />

Matej Gemza.<br />

The course setter decides where to put<br />

each gate, with an eye for interesting and<br />

challenging terrain. Safety is a big factor.<br />

The distance between the gates<br />

ranges between 7 and 13 meters. The<br />

course setter takes into account the<br />

distance and vertical drop of the hill<br />

to decide how many gates are needed<br />

to meet International Ski Federation<br />

standards.<br />

Superstar, which is 3,200 feet long with<br />

a 1,200 foot vertical drop, typically has<br />

about 60 gates in the Slalom and 40 gates<br />

in the Giant Slalom.<br />

Local coaches carry gates, screw them<br />

into the ground and handle the physical<br />

work for the course setter. It takes about<br />

an hour to set a course.<br />

After that, about 180 people are<br />

responsible for maintaining the course<br />

throughout the race.<br />

The goal is to make sure the last racer<br />

down has the same opportunity as the<br />

first racer through.<br />

A key part of maintaining the racing<br />

path are the “slippers." The 40-person<br />

slip team, mostly made up of advanced<br />

local ski coaches and skilled racers from<br />

local clubs, ski the course between each<br />

racer snowplowing out ruts to make sure<br />

the snow is scraped and smooth.<br />

Chief of Race Chuck Hughes aims to<br />

make sure the hard surface doesn’t get<br />

broken up. If it does, a team with shovels<br />

and rakes fixes up the race course as best<br />

they can.<br />

Additionally, the U.S. Ski and<br />

Snowboard provides <strong>Killington</strong> with<br />

around two dozen airbags, each costing<br />

about $20,000, to comply with FIS safety<br />

protocols.<br />

“It’s like quadruple protection,” said<br />

Hughes.<br />

Both sides of the race course are also<br />

lined with double fencing to protect<br />

racers should they blow out of the course,<br />

per FIS specifications.<br />

Blue dye at the edge of the course is<br />

another safety feature, alerting the racers<br />

where the course is should conditions<br />

make visibility difficult.<br />

A six-person dye crew carries<br />

backpacks with a blue dye mixture during<br />

the race and can re-apply the dye, as<br />

necessary.<br />

By Paul Holmes<br />

A French coach sets the course on<br />

Superstar with Tom Sell, KMS head Alpine<br />

coach, uphill with the gates.<br />

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Photo by Aliya Schneider<br />

Tips for the best spectating<br />

experience at <strong>Killington</strong><br />

Over the past four events, the <strong>HomeLight</strong> <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> has attracted<br />

approximately 100 athletes representing 21 countries to compete in Slalom and<br />

Giant Slalom events — as well as crowds of spectators to watch them. Additionally,<br />

the event is broadcast to an audience of 2.1 million people in 60 countries.<br />

In addition to Superstar being an ideal race trail for competitors, its accessibility<br />

for spectators makes <strong>Killington</strong> uniquely attractive.<br />

“This is possibly one of the best places in the world for being able to watch a<br />

huge portion of a World <strong>Cup</strong> race. It’s unbelievable,” said Tiger Shaw, president of<br />

U.S. Ski & Snowboard.<br />

“The Northeast’s passion for ski racing runs deep and after a year hiatus, the<br />

entire community is excited to welcome back world class Alpine skiing to <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

The athletes, fans and volunteers bring a level of energy that is unmatched from<br />

anything else we experience at the resort,” said Mike Solimano, president and<br />

general manager of <strong>Killington</strong> Resort and Pico Mountain. “This year, the <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> will continue to focus on supporting the regional winter sports<br />

community by donating a percentage of ticket sales, including 100% of proceeds<br />

from general admission, to support the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong> Foundation. In 2019,<br />

the foundation supported over 21 winter sports programs in seven different states<br />

with $250,000 in grants raised during the World <strong>Cup</strong>.”<br />

<strong>Killington</strong>’s priority is to protect the wellbeing of spectators, athletes and staff<br />

for the duration of the event. Actions this year include: ticketing the entire event<br />

(including general admission for the first time) to control attendance and requiring<br />

proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of attendance.<br />

Per CDC guidance masks are required by all guests riding on a bus regardless of<br />

vaccination status.<br />

This year, all guests are required to enter through a security checkpoint in front of<br />

K-1 Base Lodge to enter the Festival Village, K-1 Lodge and spectator areas and to<br />

access the ticket windows.<br />

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In addition to general admission, grandstand, premiere grandstand and VIP tickets<br />

are available for purchase.<br />

Ticket options include:<br />

• General Admission - $5 per day / $10 weekend<br />

Viewing areas are located all around the base of Superstar Trail and adjacent to<br />

the race course. Two video boards will provide top-to-bottom race coverage while<br />

approximately 35% of the course will be visible from these areas.<br />

• Grandstand – $45 Sat. / $40 Sun. / $75 weekend<br />

• Premier Grandstand – $100 Sat. / $90 Sun. / $175 weekend<br />

Premier guaranteed access to the highest five rows of the grandstands at the base<br />

of Superstar trail, providing one of the best vantage points of the course.<br />

• Limited VIP Tickets<br />

Due to social distancing in the tent, a limited number of VIP tickets are available.<br />

Information about VIP package options or getting on the waitlist for individual tickets<br />

can be found at kwcfgivesback.org.<br />

Ticketed grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar trail, adjacent to the<br />

race course. Grandstand ticket holders can choose any seat below the top five rows.<br />

The grandstand provides an elevated view of the race course, along with two jumbo<br />

screens broadcasting top-to-bottom race coverage. Limited accessible seating is<br />

available in the front row of the grandstand.<br />

“It’s exciting to come back together and celebrate ski racing as a community<br />

again,” said Herwig Demschar, chair of <strong>Killington</strong>’s World <strong>Cup</strong> Local Organizing<br />

Committee. “In addition to an already action-packed, fun-filled weekend of ski racing,<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> will offer entertainment and a robust Festival Village while keeping the<br />

health and safety of guests top of mind.”<br />

Photo by Robin Alberti<br />

Broadcast schedule<br />

NETWORK DAY EVENT TIME LIVE OR DELAY<br />

Peacock Saturday Women's GS Run 1 10 - 11:30 a.m. Live<br />

Peacock Saturday Women's GS Run 2 1 - 2:30 p.m. Live<br />

NBC Saturday Women's GS Run 2 3 - 4:30 p.m. Delay<br />

Peacock Sunday Women's SL Run 1 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Live<br />

Peacock Sunday Women's SL Run 2 12:30 - 2 p.m. Live<br />

NBC Sunday Women's SL Run 2 12:30 - 2 p.m. Live<br />

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Pro spectating tips:<br />

1<br />

STAKE<br />

YOUR SPACE<br />

For the best viewing, arrive early and stake out your spot in the<br />

finish area at the base of Superstar. The Festival Village area<br />

opens at 7 a.m. On Saturday, the first run is at 10 a.m. and the<br />

second run at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the first run is at 9:45 a.m. and<br />

the second at 12:45 p.m.<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

WEAR WARM, WATERPROOF BOOTS<br />

Standing outside on snow in November for most of a day can<br />

be cold and wet. And when thousands of people are walking<br />

on the same snow, it's sure to be! Wear warm, waterproof<br />

boots with your warmest socks — trust us, it'll improve your<br />

experience at the races!<br />

JAM WITH THE BANDS<br />

Don't miss the FREE outdoor concerts in the Festival Village<br />

area Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, DJ Z-Trip will perform after<br />

the first run and O.A.R. will perform following the second run.<br />

Then on Sunday, G. Love will perform after the first run.<br />

MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> has lots of options for dinner, but they do fill up, so<br />

plan ahead and make reservations. We suggest going early for<br />

three main reasons: 1) You're going to be hungry after spending<br />

all day watcing the exciting races and cheering loudly. 2) You're<br />

going to be tired, and if you don't eat early you might not make<br />

it back out... 3) Dinner at 5 p.m. is less crowded.<br />

#BEASTWORLDCUP<br />

Connect with others and see what’s happening in and around<br />

the World <strong>Cup</strong> event at <strong>Killington</strong>. Use #beastworldcup on<br />

social media to join the conversation, post photos and share<br />

your World <strong>Cup</strong> experience.<br />

WHAT TO BRING:<br />

Proof of vaccination or a negative test result<br />

within 72 hours prior to the event.<br />

Credit card and ID<br />

Warm socks<br />

Waterproof footwear<br />

Layers (weather can change rapidly)<br />

Waterproof outer layers (for snow)<br />

Water bottle (in a plastic or metal container)<br />

Camera (with a better zoom than a phone)<br />

***It is recommended NOT to bring in<br />

bags. Security screening is faster for those<br />

without bags and lines can be long.<br />

PROHIBITED ITEMS:<br />

Chairs (ADA accessible viewing available)<br />

Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)<br />

Illegal drugs<br />

Marijuana (it is still illegal to use in public)<br />

Smoking (allowed only in designated zones)<br />

All weapons (including knives)<br />

Glass containers (plastic or metal allowed)<br />

Laser pointers<br />

Pets<br />

Drones<br />

***Additional items may be prohibited<br />

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Sunday, Nov. 28<br />

Photo by Paul Holmes<br />

OFFICIAL<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

EVENTS<br />

All events take place at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

base areas, unless otherwise noted.<br />

Saturday, Nov. 27<br />

7 a.m.- 4 p.m.<br />

Festival Village is open<br />

at K-1 Base Area<br />

9:45 a.m.<br />

Slalom run 1 on Superstar trail<br />

Immediately following run 1<br />

Live performance by G. Love at Festival<br />

Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

12:45 p.m.<br />

Slalom run 2 on Superstar trail<br />

Immediately following run 2<br />

Awards at finish area, Superstar trail<br />

7 a.m.- 4 p.m.<br />

Festival Village is open at K-1 Base Area<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Giant Slalom run 1 on Superstar trail<br />

Immediately following run 1<br />

Live performance by DJ Z-Trip at Festival<br />

Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

1 p.m.<br />

Giant Slalom run 2 on Superstar trail<br />

Immediately following run 2<br />

Awards at finish area, Superstar trail<br />

2 p.m.<br />

Live performance by O.A.R<br />

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

Photo by Aliya Schneider<br />

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OTHER EVENTS<br />

Music and festivities in and around the<br />

community over the holiday weekend<br />

Thursday, Nov. 25<br />

Saturday, Nov. 27<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

9:30 a.m. Pickle Barrel Nightclub —<br />

10 th Annual <strong>Killington</strong> Turkey Trot<br />

5 p.m. Moguls Sports Pub —<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

10 a.m. Woodstock Elementary School —<br />

Zack’s Place Turkey Trot<br />

Friday, Nov. 26<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

4 p.m. Charity’s 1887 Saloon —<br />

KMS Alumni & Friends World <strong>Cup</strong> Social<br />

4 p.m. The Foundry — Jamie’s Junk Show<br />

6 p.m. Wobbly Barn — Chris P Trio<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s Irish Pub —<br />

Tom O’Carroll<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

5 p.m. Pickle Barrel Nightclub —<br />

Jamie’s Junk Show<br />

6 p.m. The Foundry — Jenny Porter<br />

6 p.m. Wobbly Barn — Apres Ski<br />

with the Krishna Guthrie Band<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s Irish Pub —<br />

Tom O’Carroll<br />

8 p.m. Moguls Sports Pub —<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel Nightclub —<br />

Felix Brown<br />

8:30 p.m. Jax Food & Games —<br />

Jamie’s Junk Show<br />

9:30 p.m. Wobbly Barn — Evolution X<br />

QUECHEE<br />

5:30 p.m. The Public House — Pete Meijer<br />

8 p.m. Moguls Sports Pub —<br />

Super Stash Bros<br />

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel Nightclub —<br />

Felix Brown<br />

8:30 p.m. Jax Food & Games —<br />

Jamie’s Junk Show<br />

9:30 p.m. Wobbly Barn — Evolution X<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

Billings Farm & Museum —<br />

Thanksgiving at the Farm<br />

** All events are in <strong>Killington</strong>, unless<br />

otherwise noted. Schedule subject to<br />

change. Pick up a copy of the Mountain<br />

Times newspaper for up to date events.<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

Billings Farm & Museum —<br />

Thanksgiving at the Farm<br />

Sunday, Nov. 28<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

5 p.m. The Foundry — Foundry Jazz Trio<br />

8 p.m. Jax Food & Games — Jenny Porter<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

Billings Farm & Museum —<br />

Thanksgiving at the Farm<br />

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DJ Z-TRIP<br />

Saturday, Nov. 27<br />

Immediately following run 1<br />

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

Few DJs have had as big an impact<br />

on music and culture as Z-Trip.<br />

He is an award-winning global deejay,<br />

producer and music director. He is often referred to as the<br />

pioneer of the mashup movement.<br />

Z-Trip’s roots are in hip-hop but there’s no style of music<br />

he doesn’t touch. The list of artists he’s worked with reads<br />

like the best Spotify playlist ever: Linkin Park, Nile Rodgers,<br />

Public Enemy, Lee Scratch Perry, Tom Morello, Nas, Travis<br />

Barker, Run The Jewels, Busta Rhymes and many more.<br />

For over a decade he’s been performing alongside hiphop<br />

icon LL Cool J. Their shows have been described<br />

as so exemplary that the “crowd can barely handle the<br />

greatness.” The two continue their collaborative process on<br />

Sirius XM with LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells Radio.”<br />

As a performer, Z-Trip not only plays traditional festivals<br />

like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, but is<br />

also a staple in the EDM world. His Electric Daisy Carnival,<br />

Holy Ship and Shambhala sets are always festival highlights.<br />

“Shifting Gears,” Z-Trip’s artist debut album, received 4<br />

stars in Rolling Stone. His subsequent releases continue<br />

to push musical boundaries. He has remixed tracks for<br />

Nirvana, The Beastie Boys, Rush, Jay-Z, Motown<br />

and The Bob Marley estate.<br />

Z-Trip is one of a kind. There is no crowd<br />

he can’t rock, no style he can’t master. His live shows are<br />

truly a unique musical experience.<br />

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O.A.R.<br />

Saturday, Nov. 27<br />

2 p.m.<br />

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

O.A.R. might just be music’s biggest, best kept secret. The platinumcertified<br />

Rockville, Maryland, band has quietly sold out Madison Square<br />

Garden twice, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater a dozen times, earned<br />

platinum and gold plaques, and lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve<br />

celebration. The group — Marc Roberge (lead vocals, guitar), Richard On<br />

(lead guitar, backing vocals), Chris Culos (drums), Benj Gershman (bass), and<br />

Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar, backing vocals) accompanied by Mikel<br />

Paris (keys, backing vocals, percussion), and Jon Lampley (trumpet, backing<br />

vocals) — are celebrating 25 years together by strengthening their special<br />

bond with audiences everywhere.<br />

The implications of this secret have become downright mythic over the<br />

years since their first performance at a middle school talent show. Along the<br />

way, two singles — “Love and Memories” and “Peace” — and the live album<br />

“Any Time Now” went gold, and “Shattered” achieved platinum status.<br />

“The Mighty,” released in 2019, marked the group’s third consecutive Top<br />

15 debut on the Billboard Top 200. And they did it all on their own terms.<br />

O.A.R. gives back as well. The band’s Heard The World Fund supports<br />

youth, education, and the under-served in the United States, raising, and<br />

contributing millions to benefit various schools, students and organizations.<br />

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G. LOVE<br />

Sunday, Nov. 28<br />

Immediately following run 1<br />

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area<br />

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THE FINEST ROPEWAY<br />

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE<br />

SNOWDON 6 | KILLINGTON, VT<br />

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By Paul Holmes<br />

By Angelo Lynn<br />

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By Paul Holmes


2019 <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong><br />

A pictorial review<br />

By Jerry LeBlond<br />

By Angelo Lynn<br />

By Paul Holmes<br />

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LOOKING BACK<br />

A review of the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> over the<br />

past 4 years at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, who attended Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont, has won the<br />

Slalom race at <strong>Killington</strong> every year since the World <strong>Cup</strong> began here in 2016. Can she<br />

do it again for the fifth time?<br />

“I could hear the crowd the whole second run, from the start to the finish,” Shriffin<br />

said of racing Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>. “The crowd really carried me down the hill, and it’s<br />

just amazing to race here in front of everybody. The atmosphere is incredible.”<br />

But the competition is always steep, with less than a quarter second often<br />

separating places on the podium. Still, Shiffrin is the clear favorite, as she has<br />

continued to climb in her dominance, not only in the Slalom but also in Giant Slalom,<br />

Super G, and Alpine Combined.<br />

While Shiffrin has dominated the <strong>Killington</strong> Slalom she has also made the Giant<br />

Slalom podium twice: in 2019 she placed third and in 2017 she took second.<br />

At the first official World <strong>Cup</strong> race of the 2022 Alpine season — a Giant Slalom in<br />

Soelden, Austria, Oct. 23 — Shiffrin won. So she's off to a good start!<br />

Photo by Paul Holmes<br />

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Past podiums at the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong><br />

Photo by Paul Holmes<br />

After a year hiatus from the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> races (canceled by the pandemic last<br />

year), the world's fastest women's Alpine races return. Will Mikaela Shiffrin be able to<br />

defend her Slalom title for the fifth year? Will she win the Giant Slalom, too?<br />

2019 Giant Slalom<br />

1. 1:38.19<br />

Marta Bassino, ITA<br />

2. 1:38.45<br />

Frederica Brignone, ITA<br />

3. 1:38.48<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

2019 Slalom<br />

1. 1:50.45<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

2. 1:52.74<br />

Petra Vlhova, SVK<br />

3. 1:53.18<br />

Anna Swenn Larsson, SWE<br />

2018 Giant Slalom<br />

1. 1:51.33<br />

Federica Brignone, ITA<br />

2. 1:51.82<br />

Ragnhild Mowinckel, NOR<br />

3. 1:52.11<br />

Stephanie Brunner, AUT<br />

2018 Slalom<br />

1. 1:43.25<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

2. 1:43.82<br />

Petra Vlhova, SVK<br />

3. 1:44.33<br />

Frida Hansdotter, SWE<br />

2017 Giant Slalom<br />

1. 1.1:57.63<br />

Viktoria Rebensburg, GER<br />

2. 1:58.30<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

3. 1:59.12<br />

Manuela Moelgg, ITA<br />

2017 Slalom<br />

1. 1:40.91<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

2. 1:42.55<br />

Petra Vlhova, SVK<br />

3. 1:43.58<br />

Bernadette Schild, AUT<br />

2016 Giant Slalom<br />

1. 1. 1:59.26<br />

Tessa Worley, FRA<br />

2. 2:00.06<br />

Nina Loeseth, NOR<br />

3. 2:00.37<br />

Sofia Goggia, ITA<br />

2016 Slalom<br />

1. 1:27.95<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA<br />

2. 1:28.68<br />

Veronika Velez Zuzulova, SVK<br />

3. 1:28.81<br />

Wendy Holdener, SUI<br />

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Courtesy Creative Commons<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin (center) won the Giant Slalom at the 2018 Olympics. Ragnhild Mowinckel<br />

of Norway (left) won silver and Federica Brignone of Italy (right) bronze.<br />

LOOKING AHEAD<br />

What the Olympics mean for this season<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

The <strong>2021</strong>-22 Alpine racing season will feature the 2022 Olympic Winter Games<br />

in Beijing, China, from Feb. 4-20, 2022. Due to Covid-19, the Olympic test events<br />

in 2020 and <strong>2021</strong> were canceled, so the Alpine racers will head into the Olympics<br />

without having skied the tracks.<br />

The 44 athletes nominated to represent the U.S. will be supported by a strong<br />

coaching staff, committed to “winning at every level,” which is Alpine Director Jesse<br />

Hunt’s mantra.<br />

“We are inspired by this group of nominated athletes that not only endured but<br />

excelled in one of the most difficult seasons in memory,” the U.S. Ski & Snowboard<br />

said in a statement when nominations for the team were announced in May. “They<br />

persevered through a pandemic and remained determined to achieve greatness in<br />

spite of the daily challenges. It is a truly extraordinary group and we are proud to<br />

announce their nomination to the team in an Olympic year.”<br />

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The spotlight that shines on Mikaela<br />

Shiffrin all winter will perhaps be the<br />

brightest in Beijing as she has once<br />

again announced that she plans to<br />

compete in all five Alpine events: Giant<br />

Slalom Feb. 7, Slalom Feb. 9, Super-G<br />

Feb. 11, Downhill Feb. 15 and Alpine<br />

Combined Feb. 17.<br />

“Something I’m dreaming<br />

about right now is to<br />

be able to compete<br />

in each event in<br />

China. But that<br />

means I have to<br />

do a lot more<br />

preparation<br />

mentally,”<br />

Shiffrin said<br />

from Austria on<br />

Friday, Oct. 15,<br />

during a video<br />

conference with<br />

reporters. “Just<br />

understanding how<br />

that is going to affect<br />

me mentally and physically<br />

throughout, essentially, the three<br />

weeks that we’re there.<br />

“So it definitely takes a lot of my<br />

focus to think: What are the boxes we<br />

have to check, even totally outside of<br />

skiing and technique and tactics and<br />

the physical side of things? What are<br />

the boxes we need to check to make<br />

sure that I have some comfort level<br />

staying in a place that I’ve never been<br />

Watch Mikaela<br />

before for three weeks and dealing<br />

with the jet lag and getting over that<br />

as fast as possible?”<br />

Shiffrin had also aimed to compete<br />

in all five events in 2018 at the<br />

Pyeongchang Olympics— but weatherrelated<br />

rescheduling contributed to her<br />

participating in only three races.<br />

“I definitely walked away with<br />

eyes wide open after that,”<br />

Shiffrin told reporters. “So<br />

many things can change,<br />

not only between now<br />

and then, but just<br />

between the start of<br />

the first Olympic race<br />

to the end of the<br />

Games, that any plan<br />

could very, very easily<br />

change at the drop of<br />

a hat.”<br />

This will be Mikaela’s<br />

third winter Olympics.<br />

In 2014 in Sochi, Russia,<br />

at the age of 18, Shiffrin won<br />

gold in Slalom. In doing so, she<br />

became the youngest Slalom champion<br />

in Olympic history. She also raced<br />

Giant Slalom but missed the podium,<br />

coming in fifth.<br />

In 2018 in Pyeongchang, South<br />

Korea, at 22, she won the Giant Slalom<br />

and podiumed in the Alpine Combined<br />

event, taking the silver medal, but just<br />

missed the podium in Slalom, coming<br />

in fourth despite being favored to win.<br />

Courtesy U.S. Ski & Snowboard<br />

One more for a record<br />

Shiffrin entered the Olympic season with 106 career World <strong>Cup</strong> medals, 70 of<br />

them gold. Her hardware collection already includes two Olympic golds medals<br />

and a silver one. She needs only one more gold in Beijing to boast the most<br />

Olympic wins by an American Alpine skier. (She currently shares the mark with<br />

Ted Ligety and Rutland native Andrea Mead Lawrence.)<br />

Potential obstacle: her back<br />

Shiffrin suffered recurring back troubles last year, and acknowledged towards the<br />

end of last season that she’d have to manage that moving forward in racing. “We’re<br />

definitely going to take that into account going into next season, not only for the<br />

Olympics, but just for my longevity in my career as a whole,” she admitted last spring.<br />

“For sure the Olympics, it’s a target, but a bigger target would be to say, not only can<br />

I compete at the Olympics, but I can just compete regularly.”<br />

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard President & CEO<br />

Tiger Shaw to step down after Beijing 2022<br />

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced<br />

March 17, <strong>2021</strong>, the pending resignation<br />

of its President and CEO Tiger Shaw<br />

effective March 1, 2022, following the<br />

Beijing Winter Olympics.<br />

Shaw will be named CEO emeritus<br />

upon his resignation and will join the<br />

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation board<br />

as a trustee focusing on several key<br />

fundraising priorities including athlete<br />

funding, an initiative that has been a<br />

central focus during his eight-year tenure<br />

as CEO.<br />

The board will begin a<br />

search for its next CEO<br />

immediately with the<br />

objective of having a<br />

new CEO in place<br />

in time to overlap<br />

with Shaw prior<br />

to his departure<br />

in March.<br />

Shaw joined<br />

U.S. Ski &<br />

Snowboard in<br />

October 2013<br />

and during his<br />

tenure he will have<br />

served through three<br />

Olympic Games and 12<br />

World Championships. In<br />

addition to many notable athletic<br />

accomplishments under his watch, Shaw<br />

led U.S. Ski & Snowboard to 32 Olympic<br />

and 64 World Championship medals<br />

representing 60% of the U.S. medals<br />

won across all winter Olympic sports.<br />

Shaw led efforts to dramatically<br />

improve athlete funding, to support<br />

coach professional development, and<br />

to improve the athlete experience, thus<br />

driving important organizational culture<br />

initiatives that will have an impact for<br />

years to come.<br />

During Shaw’s tenure, the foundation's<br />

endowment grew from $36 million to<br />

nearly $60 million, enabling $3 million<br />

in annual athlete funding. Additionally,<br />

organizational debt has declined by more<br />

than $10 million.<br />

“We have had great leadership under<br />

Tiger during his tenure, guiding the<br />

organization through both good and<br />

difficult times. He leaves a legacy of<br />

achievement and change with permanent<br />

benefit,” said Board of Directors Chair<br />

Kipp Nelson. “While we are saddened<br />

by his future departure, we<br />

understand his desire to<br />

pursue other endeavors<br />

and wish him the very<br />

best. We are so pleased<br />

Tiger will continue his<br />

close involvement<br />

with U.S. Ski &<br />

Snowboard as<br />

CEO emeritus and<br />

as a foundation<br />

trustee undoubtedly<br />

championing many<br />

of the key initiatives<br />

he launched as CEO,”<br />

continued Nelson.<br />

“While I look forward to<br />

new career challenges, I know<br />

I will leave this organization, which I<br />

care for so deeply, in great shape with<br />

an incredible management team and<br />

supportive boards,” said Shaw. “I am<br />

excited to manage a seamless transition<br />

and to stay very involved as a U.S.<br />

Ski & Snowboard Foundation trustee<br />

and CEO emeritus. I am proud of my<br />

accomplishments over the past eight<br />

years and our future looks bright. I<br />

have a world-class team and know their<br />

accomplishments will continue to be<br />

amongst the best in the world.”<br />

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Vermont is well-represented<br />

on U.S. Alpine Ski Team<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

The U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the <strong>2021</strong>-<br />

22 competition season has deep roots in<br />

the Green Mountain State. In fact, three<br />

of the four women on the A Team this<br />

season raced in Vermont before making<br />

the national team.<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, 26, who trained at<br />

Burke Mountain Academy, is the bestknown<br />

and most-decorated athlete on<br />

the women’s team. She is joined on the<br />

A Team by fellow Burke alumnae Nina<br />

O’Brien, 24, and Paula Moltzan, 27, who<br />

raced for the University of Vermont.<br />

Breezy Johnson, 25 from Idaho, is<br />

the sole racer on the A Team without<br />

Vermont racing creds.<br />

Another Burke alumna is Alice<br />

Merryweather, 25, who raced at Stratton<br />

Mountain School and currently is on the<br />

U.S. B Team.<br />

Zoe Zimmermann and Ava Sunshine<br />

Jemison, both 19, who also raced<br />

for Burke Mountain Academy, are on<br />

the C Team and development team,<br />

respectively.<br />

On the men’s side on the A Team<br />

is Ryan Cochran-Siegle, 29, from<br />

Starksboro, Vt. He grew up racing at<br />

Cochran’s and for the Mount Mansfield<br />

Ski & Snowboard Club.<br />

On the B Team Erik Arvidsson, 25,<br />

raced for Middlebury College; while<br />

Jimmy Krupka, 23, and Ben Ritchie, 21,<br />

both grew up in Waitsfield, Vermont,<br />

and raced for Green Mountain Valley<br />

School, (Krupka went on to also race for<br />

Dartmouth College).<br />

Rounding out Vermont’s claim to the<br />

U.S. team is a pair of 18-year-olds on the<br />

development team: Justin Bigatel raced<br />

for Burke and Jay Poulter raced for<br />

Stratton Mountain School.<br />

In total there are 12 athletes on the<br />

U.S. Alpine team with Vermont racing<br />

backgrounds — more than a quarter of<br />

the 44 athletes nominated to represent<br />

the U.S. Ski Team for the <strong>2021</strong>-22<br />

winter season.<br />

Courtesy US Ski & Snowboard FB<br />

Members of the U.S. Alpine women team poses together Oct. 15, <strong>2021</strong>. Pictured are:<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, Nina O'Brien, AJ Hurt, Keely Cashman, Zoe Zimmermann, Nicola<br />

Rountree-Williams, Katie Hensien, Allie Resnick and Paula Moltzan.<br />

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MIKAELA<br />

SHIFFRIN<br />

By<br />

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Jerry LeBlond


By Reese Brown<br />

26 USA<br />

Birthday: March 13, 1995<br />

Mikaela Shiffrin, a New Hampshire<br />

native and Burke Mountain Academy<br />

graduate, made her World <strong>Cup</strong> debut on<br />

March 11, 2011, racing Giant Slalom in<br />

the Czech Republic. That April, just<br />

a few weeks after her 16th birthday,<br />

she won the Slalom title at the U.S.<br />

National Championships at Winter Park,<br />

Colorado, and became the youngest<br />

American ski racer to claim a national<br />

Alpine crown.<br />

Since then, Shiffrin has continued to<br />

add medals and records to her name.<br />

She’s won 11 World <strong>Cup</strong> Season titles<br />

(3 overall, 6 Slalom, 1 Super-G, 1 Giant<br />

Slalom); six World Championship titles (4<br />

Slalom, 1 Super G, 1 Alpine Combined);<br />

and 3 Olympic medals (gold in Slalom,<br />

gold in Giant Slalom and silver in Alpine<br />

Combined).<br />

She current holds the records for:<br />

• The youngest Slalom champion in<br />

Olympic Alpine skiing history, at 18.<br />

• Tied for the most Olympic gold<br />

medals ever won by an American in<br />

Alpine skiing.<br />

• The most decorated American<br />

Alpine skier in the history of the<br />

World Championships, (winning<br />

four medals last February she now<br />

has six gold and nine total medals).<br />

• The only Alpine skier with wins in<br />

all six FIS Alpine Ski World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

disciplines.<br />

• The youngest skier to win 50 World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> races, at the age of 23.<br />

• The most World <strong>Cup</strong> Slalom<br />

victories of all Alpine skiers (45),<br />

and the second most all-time World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> victories by female skiers (70,<br />

behind Lindsey Vonn with 82).<br />

• The only athlete to have won<br />

15 races in the same calendar<br />

year (2018 season), a record she<br />

improved in the 2019 season,<br />

winning 17 World <strong>Cup</strong> races in a<br />

single season.<br />

At the <strong>HomeLight</strong> <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong><br />

Shiffrin has been flawless in the Slalom<br />

event, winning the race each of the past<br />

four events.<br />

But she has yet to top the podium<br />

in Giant Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>: In 2016<br />

she took fifth, in 2017 she got on the<br />

podium with a second place finish, in<br />

2018 she placed fourth, and in 2019 she<br />

again podiumed with a third place finish.<br />

Perhaps <strong>2021</strong> will be her year to win<br />

both events?!<br />

Something you may not know about<br />

Shiffrin is that she has a small herd of<br />

reindeer — the annual prize for the<br />

Levi World <strong>Cup</strong> victor! Their names are<br />

Rudolph (2013), Sven (2016), Mr. Gru<br />

(2018), and Ingemar (2019), according to<br />

usskiandsnowboard.org.<br />

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PETRA<br />

VLHOVA<br />

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By Jerry LeBlond


By Roland Osbeck<br />

26 SLOVAKIA<br />

Birthday: June 13, 1995<br />

Petra Vlhova was the Overall World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> winner last season, <strong>2021</strong>. She has<br />

four World <strong>Cup</strong> season titles in three<br />

disciplines (1 overall, 1 Slalom, 2 Parallel).<br />

Vlhova debuted in World <strong>Cup</strong> racing<br />

in 2012, with her first podium in 2015 —<br />

winning Slalom.<br />

In 2018, she finished the season<br />

fourth in Slalom and fifth overall. Her<br />

best Olympic finish was fifth in Alpine<br />

Combined.<br />

In 2019, she placed second in Slalom<br />

and Giant Slalom with a second place<br />

overall ranking.<br />

In 2020, she won the World <strong>Cup</strong> season<br />

title in Slalom and Parallel and placed<br />

second in Giant Slalom. She placed third<br />

overall for the season.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she was the overall World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

season winner. She also won the season<br />

title in Parallel and took third in Slalom.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she<br />

placed fifth in Slalom and 13th in Giant<br />

Slalom; in 2017 she placed second in<br />

Slalom and 10th in Giant Slalom; in<br />

2018 she placed second in Slalom and<br />

seventh in Giant Slalom; in 2019 she<br />

placed second in Slalom and sixth in Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

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TESSA<br />

WORLEY<br />

By Aliya Schneider<br />

ANNA SWENN-<br />

LARSSON<br />

30 SWEDEN<br />

Birthday: June 18, 1991<br />

Anna Swenn-Larsson made her World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> debut in Slalom in 2010; her first<br />

podium came on home snow at Åre,<br />

Sweden, in March 2014, with a third place<br />

finish.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018, she finished ninth in Slalom. At<br />

the 2018 Winter Olympics she finished<br />

fifth in Slalom.<br />

In 2019, she finished the season fourth<br />

in Slalom.<br />

In 2020, she finished the season fifth in<br />

Slalom for the World <strong>Cup</strong>. At the World<br />

Championships, she finished second in<br />

Slalom.<br />

Last season she did not race due to a<br />

broken ankle she suffered in training early<br />

in the season, which required surgery.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she did<br />

not finish her first Slalom run, in 2017 she<br />

placed sixth in Slalom, in 2018 she placed<br />

seventh in Slalom, in 2019 she placed<br />

third. She has not competed in the Giant<br />

Slalom event at <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

32 FRANCE<br />

Birthday: Oct. 4, 1989<br />

Tessa Worley debuted on the World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> circuit in 2006. While she has<br />

competed in all five Alpine disciplines,<br />

she specializes in Giant Slalom and won<br />

the World <strong>Cup</strong> season title in that event<br />

in 2017.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018, she finished the season second in<br />

Giant Slalom.<br />

In 2019, she finished the season third in<br />

Giant Slalom.<br />

In 2020, she finished eighth in Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she ended the World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

season in third place again for Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016, she won<br />

the Giant Slalom; in 2017 she placed sixth<br />

in Giant Slalom, in 2018 and 2019 she<br />

placed fifth in Giant Slalom. She has not<br />

raced Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

By Reese Brown<br />

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Courtesy FB<br />

KATHARINA<br />

LIENSBERGER<br />

24 AUSTRIA<br />

Birthday: April 1, 1997<br />

Katharina Liensberger specializes in<br />

the technical events of Slalom and Giant<br />

Slalom. In fact, she was crowned last<br />

season's overall Slalom winner.<br />

She made her World <strong>Cup</strong> debut in 2017<br />

at the age of 19. At the Winter Olympics<br />

in 2018 she placed eighth in Slalom.<br />

Her first World <strong>Cup</strong> victories came<br />

in March <strong>2021</strong> when she won two<br />

Slalom races back-to-back in Sweden<br />

and Switzerland. Her Slalom record last<br />

season earned her the World <strong>Cup</strong> Slalom<br />

season title. She is also the current world<br />

champion in the Slalom and Parallel Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

In 2018 she placed 14th in Slalom; in<br />

2019, she place seventh in the Slalom<br />

and 12th in the Giant Slalom; in 2020,<br />

she placed third in Slalom, 13th in Giant<br />

Slalom and 16th overall. In <strong>2021</strong>, she won<br />

the Slalom title, placed 5th overall and<br />

10th in Giant Slalom.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016, she<br />

did not race. In 2017, she placed 15th in<br />

Slalom and did not qualify for a second<br />

run in Giant Slalom. In 2018, she placed<br />

ninth in Giant Slalom and 15th in Slalom.<br />

In 2019, she finished sixth in Slalom and<br />

did not qualify for a second run in Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

ALICE<br />

ROBINSON<br />

19 NEW ZEALAND<br />

Birthday: Dec. 1, 2001<br />

Alice Robinson is a New Zealand ski<br />

racer who specializes in Giant Slalom<br />

and Super-G. She made her World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> debut on Jan. 6, 2018, in a Giant<br />

Slalom race in Slovenia, where she missed<br />

the cut to qualify for a second run by less<br />

than a second. Three days later, she won<br />

in Giant Slalom in Austria.<br />

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she<br />

competed in Giant Slalom and Slalom<br />

at age 16 and in doing so became New<br />

Zealand’s youngest winter Olympian. She<br />

finished 35th in Giant Slalom and did not<br />

finish her first run of Slalom.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In October 2019, Robinson gained her<br />

first World <strong>Cup</strong> win in Austria, 0.06<br />

seconds ahead of runner-up Shiffrin. She<br />

finished the World <strong>Cup</strong> season in 19th for<br />

Giant Slalom.<br />

In 2020, that standing improved to fifth<br />

in Giant Slalom.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong> she finished the World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

season in eighth for Giant Slalom.<br />

Robinson had her debut <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong><br />

race in 2019 when she competed in Giant<br />

Slalom, but did not finish her first run.<br />

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FEDERICA<br />

BRIGNONE<br />

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31 ITALY<br />

Birthday: July 14, 1990<br />

Federica Brignone made her World <strong>Cup</strong> debut<br />

in 2007, and entered the circuit in 2010.<br />

She competes in all Alpine disciplines, with<br />

a focus on Giant Slalom and Super G. She also<br />

won the World <strong>Cup</strong> overall title in 2020. In total<br />

she has three World <strong>Cup</strong> titles (1 overall, 1 Giant<br />

Slalom, 1 Alpine Combined). She has raced in<br />

the past three Winter Olympics (2010, 2014, and<br />

2018), earning bronze in Giant Slalom in 2018.<br />

In 2018, she finished the season third in Alpine<br />

Combined, fifth in Giant Slalom and sixth in<br />

Super-G. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she won<br />

bronze in Giant Slalom, placed sixth in Super-G<br />

and eighth in the Alpine Combined.<br />

In 2019, she won the Alpine Combined, placed<br />

fifth in Giant Slalom, 8th in Super G and sixth<br />

overall.<br />

In 2020, she won the overall World <strong>Cup</strong> title<br />

as well as the title in Giant Slalom and Alpine<br />

Combined. She also finished the season second<br />

in Super G and third in both Downhill and<br />

Parallel.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she finished second in Super G and<br />

fifth in Giant Slalom.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016, she placed<br />

eighth in Giant Slalom; in 2017 she placed fifth in<br />

Giant Slalom; in 2018 she won the Giant Slalom,<br />

and in 2019 she placed second in Giant Slalom.<br />

She has not placed in the top 20 in Slalom at the<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>.


MARTA<br />

BASSINO<br />

25 ITALY<br />

Birthday: Feb. 27, 1996<br />

Marta Bassino made her World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

debut in March 2014 at age 18. She<br />

competes in all disciplines, with a focus<br />

in Giant Slalom. Her first World <strong>Cup</strong> win<br />

was in Giant Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong> in 2019.<br />

In that year Bassino became the first<br />

Italian skier to podium in five disciplines in<br />

the same season.<br />

Last season Bassino won four of the<br />

first five Giant Slalom races and clinched<br />

the World <strong>Cup</strong> season title in that event<br />

(her first title).<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018 she finished the season fourth in<br />

Alpine Combined and 12th in the Giant<br />

Slalom. At the 2018 Olympics she finished<br />

fifth in the Giant Slalom and 10th in<br />

Alpine Combined.<br />

In 2019, she finished the season ninth in<br />

both Giant Slalom and Alpine Combined.<br />

In 2020, she finished fourth in Giant<br />

Slalom, fifth overall, and sixth in both<br />

Alpine Combined and in Parallel.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she won the season title for<br />

Giant Slalom, placed fifth in Parallel, and<br />

sixth in both Super G and overall.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she<br />

placed fourth in the Giant Slalom; in<br />

2017 she finished 12th in Giant Slalom; in<br />

2018 she placed 11th in Giant Slalom; in<br />

2019 she won the Giant Slalom. She has<br />

not placed in the top 20 in Slalom at the<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>.<br />

SOFIA<br />

GOGGIA<br />

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29 ITALY<br />

Birthday: Nov. 15, 1992<br />

Sofia Goggia made her World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

debut in 2011. She specializes in the<br />

speed events of Downhill and Super G,<br />

winning a gold medal in Downhill at the<br />

Winter Olympics in 2018. She has also<br />

won two World <strong>Cup</strong> season titles, both in<br />

Downhill.<br />

Goggia attained her first World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

podium in November 2016, a third place<br />

in Giant Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018 she won the Downhill season title,<br />

placed fourth overall and fifth in Super G.<br />

In 2019, she finished the season<br />

seventh in Downhill and 14th in Super G.<br />

In 2020, she finished eighth in Super G,<br />

17th in Downhill and 11th overall.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she reclaimed her season title<br />

in Downhill.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she<br />

placed third in Giant Slalom; in 2017 she<br />

placed 15th in Giant Slalom, in 2018 she<br />

did not race, in 2019 she place 11th in<br />

Giant Slalom. She has not raced Slalom at<br />

<strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

Courtesy GEPA<br />

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LARA<br />

GUT-BEHRAMI<br />

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30SWITZERLAND<br />

Birthdate: April 27, 1991<br />

Lara Gut-Behrami is a Swiss World <strong>Cup</strong> Alpine ski<br />

racer who competes in all disciplines and specializes in<br />

the speed events of Super G and Downhill. She began<br />

placing atop the podium in World <strong>Cup</strong> events at age 17.<br />

In 2014, she claimed seven World <strong>Cup</strong> wins and her first<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> title in Super G, finishing the season third<br />

overall. In the 2016 season she won the Overall World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong>. In total she has four World <strong>Cup</strong> season titles<br />

(1 overall, 3 Super G).<br />

At the 2014 Olympics, she took the bronze in<br />

Downhill, finishing 0.10 seconds behind two racers who<br />

tied to win the gold that year.<br />

At the 2018 Olympic Games she just missed the<br />

podium finishing fourth in Super G. She did not finish in<br />

the Giant Slalom and Downhill events.<br />

In 2018 she finished the World <strong>Cup</strong> season second<br />

in Super G. In 2019, her best World <strong>Cup</strong> finish was<br />

seventh in Super G.<br />

In 2020, she finished fourth in both Super G and<br />

Downhill and seventh overall.<br />

The <strong>2021</strong> season was one of the most successful<br />

of her career thus far. She won the World <strong>Cup</strong> title in<br />

Super G, finished second overall and third in Downhill<br />

for the World <strong>Cup</strong> season. At the World Championships<br />

she won Giant Slalom and Super G and came in third in<br />

Downhill.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she did not finish the<br />

Giant Slalom. In 2017 she placed 23rd in the Giant<br />

Slalom. In 2018 and 2019 she placed 19th in the Giant<br />

Slalom. She has not raced Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>.


WENDY<br />

HOLDENER<br />

28SWITZERLAND<br />

Birthday: May 12, 1993<br />

Wendy Holdener came to the World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> circuit after earning a full set of<br />

medals from the 2011 Junior World<br />

Championships. She has won two<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> season titles, both in Alpine<br />

Combined.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018, she won Alpine Combined and<br />

placed second both in Slalom and overall<br />

for the season. At the 2018 Winter<br />

Olympics, she won the Alpine Team<br />

event, placed second in Slalom, third<br />

in Alpine Combined and ninth in Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

In the 2019 season, she finished third in<br />

Slalom and in the Alpine Combined with a<br />

third place overall ranking.<br />

In the 2020 season, she place second in<br />

Alpine Combined.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she finished the season fifth in<br />

Slalom.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she<br />

placed third in Slalom and 18th in Giant<br />

Slalom; in 2017 she did not finish her<br />

second run of Slalom and placed 19th in<br />

Giant Slalom; in 2018 she placed sixth in<br />

both Slalom and Giant Slalom; in 2019<br />

she again did not finish her second run of<br />

Slalom and placed eighth in Giant Slalom.<br />

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MICHELLE<br />

GISIN<br />

Courtesy FB<br />

27SWITZERLAND<br />

Birthday: Dec. 5, 1993<br />

Michelle Gisin is a Swiss World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> Alpine ski racer who competes in<br />

all disciplines. She became an Olympic<br />

gold medalist having won the women’s<br />

Alpine Combined event at the 2018 winter<br />

games (following in the footsteps of her<br />

sister, Dominique Gisin, who won gold in<br />

downhill in the 2014 Games).<br />

At her first World <strong>Cup</strong> start in the<br />

2017 season, she took a seventh place in<br />

downhill, then got her first podium finish<br />

placing second in Alpine Combined. Later<br />

that season she took silver in Alpine<br />

Combined at the World Championships.<br />

Recent World <strong>Cup</strong> highlights include:<br />

In 2018 she finished the season second<br />

in Alpine Combined. In 2019, she ended<br />

ninth in Downhill. In 2020, she finished<br />

eighth in both the Alpine Combined and<br />

Slalom events as well as eighth overall. In<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, she placed third overall and fourth<br />

in both Slalom and Giant Slalom for the<br />

season.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2016 she<br />

finished 19th in Slalom, in 2017 she<br />

finished 10th in Slalom, in 2018 she<br />

finished fifth in Slalom and 25th in Giant<br />

Slalom, in 2019 she finished fourth in Giant<br />

Slalom and ninth in Slalom.<br />

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PAULA<br />

MOLTZAN<br />

27 USA<br />

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NINA<br />

O’BRIEN<br />

23 USA<br />

Birthday: Nov. 29, 1997<br />

Nina O’Brien specializes in the technical<br />

events of Giant Slalom and Slalom. She<br />

finished 9th place in the World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

season opener Giant Slalom in Solden,<br />

Austria, Oct. 23. She made her World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

debut at the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> race in 2016 in<br />

the Giant Slalom event.<br />

She won the 2019 NorAm overall<br />

title, and was first in Slalom, first in Giant<br />

Slalom, first in Super G, third in Alpine<br />

Combined, and sixth in Downhill.<br />

Last season, she had her first top 10<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> finish placing ninth in the<br />

Slalom in Semmering, Austria. At the<br />

World Championship she placed sixth<br />

in the team event, and 10th in both the<br />

Parallel and Giant Slalom.<br />

A Colorado native, O’Brien raced at<br />

Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont<br />

and then raced for Dartmouth College in<br />

Hanover, New Hampshire.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: While she<br />

participated in 2016 and 2017, it wasn't<br />

until 2018 that she scored her first World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> points of her career at the <strong>Killington</strong><br />

<strong>Cup</strong> placing 23rd in Slalom. In 2019 she<br />

finished 28th in Giant Slalom but did not<br />

finish her first Slalom run.<br />

Birthday: April 7, 1994<br />

Paula Moltzan is an American World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> Alpine ski racer and specializes<br />

in Slalom.<br />

Moltzan raced collegiately for<br />

the University of Vermont in Burlington,<br />

Vermont, and won the NCAA<br />

title in Slalom in 2017.<br />

She rejoined the World <strong>Cup</strong> circuit for<br />

the 2018–19 season, and finished 18th<br />

in Slalom at the World Championships<br />

in 2019.<br />

In <strong>2021</strong>, she finished the World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

season 11th in Slalom. Her best World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> finish and only World <strong>Cup</strong> podium<br />

race was Nov. 26, 2020 when she placed<br />

second in Parallel in Austria.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: In 2017 she did<br />

not finish her first Slalom run; in 2018<br />

she finished 17th in Slalom, in 2019 she<br />

did not finish her first Slalom run. She<br />

has not raced Giant Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

Courtesy U.S. Ski Team<br />

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Courtesy U.S. Ski Team<br />

AJ<br />

HURT<br />

20 USA<br />

Birthday: Dec. 5, 2000<br />

AJ Hurt is an American World<br />

<strong>Cup</strong> Alpine ski racer who competes in<br />

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Alpine<br />

Combined events.<br />

She made her World <strong>Cup</strong> debut in<br />

October 2018, with her first World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

points earned last season.<br />

At the World Championships in <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

she placed 29th in Super G.<br />

Her best World <strong>Cup</strong> finish was Dec. 14,<br />

2020, when she took 18th in the Giant<br />

Slalom in France.<br />

At the <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>: in 2017 she did<br />

not qualify for a second run of the Giant<br />

Slalom, in 2018 she did not finish her first<br />

run, and in 2019 she did not qualify for a<br />

second run in Giant Slalom. She has not<br />

raced Slalom at <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

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<strong>2021</strong>-22<br />

Women's FIS Ski<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> race schedule<br />

Lake Louise<br />

Key:<br />

Super G<br />

Giant Slalom<br />

Slalom<br />

Downhill<br />

Alpine Combined<br />

<strong>Killington</strong><br />

Event Date Venue Type<br />

01 Oct. 23, <strong>2021</strong> Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom<br />

02 Nov. 13, <strong>2021</strong> Lech Zürs, Austria Parallel Slalom<br />

03 Nov. 20, <strong>2021</strong> Levi, Finland Slalom<br />

04 Nov. 21, <strong>2021</strong> Levi, Finland Slalom<br />

05 Nov. 27, <strong>2021</strong> <strong>Killington</strong>, Vt., USA Giant Slalom<br />

06 Nov. 28, <strong>2021</strong> <strong>Killington</strong>, Vt., USA Slalom<br />

07 Dec. 3, <strong>2021</strong> Lake Louise, Canada Downhill<br />

08 Dec. 4, <strong>2021</strong> Lake Louise, Canada Downhill<br />

09 Dec. 5, <strong>2021</strong> Lake Louise, Canada Super G<br />

10 Dec. 11, <strong>2021</strong> St. Moritz, Switzerland Super G<br />

11 Dec. 12, <strong>2021</strong> St. Moritz, Switzerland Super G<br />

12 Dec. 18, <strong>2021</strong> Val-d'Isère, France Downhill<br />

13 Dec. 19, <strong>2021</strong> Val-d'Isère, France Super G<br />

14 Dec. 21, <strong>2021</strong> Courchevel, France Giant Slalom<br />

15 Dec. 28, <strong>2021</strong> Lienz, Austria Giant Slalom<br />

16 Dec. 29, <strong>2021</strong> Lienz, Austria<br />

Slalom<br />

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Crans-Montana<br />

Garmisch-Partenkirchen<br />

Lech Zürs<br />

Zauchensee<br />

Maribor<br />

Åre<br />

Levi<br />

Courchevel / Meribel<br />

Val-d'Isère<br />

Sölden<br />

Flachau<br />

Lienz<br />

Zagreb<br />

Lenzerheide<br />

St. Moritz<br />

Kronplatz<br />

Cortina d'Ampezzo<br />

2022 Winter Olympics<br />

Yanqing, Bejing, China<br />

Event Date Venue Type<br />

*locations are approximate<br />

17 Jan. 4, 2022 Zagreb, Croatia Slalom<br />

18 Jan. 8, 2022 Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom<br />

19 Jan. 9, 2022 Maribor, Slovenia Slalom<br />

20 Jan. 11, 2022 Flachau, Austria Slalom<br />

21 Jan. 15, 2022 Zauchensee, Austria Downhill<br />

22 Jan. 16, 2022 Zauchensee, Austria Super G<br />

23 Jan. 22, 2022 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill<br />

24 Jan. 23, 2022 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G<br />

25 Jan. 25, 2022 Kronplatz, Italy Giant Slalom<br />

26 Jan. 29, 2022 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Downhill<br />

27 Jan. 30, 2022 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Super G<br />

- Feb. 7, 2022 Winter Olympics: Yanqing, China Giant Slalom<br />

- Feb. 9, 2022 Winter Olympics: Yanqing, China Slalom<br />

- Feb. 11, 2022 Winter Olympics: Yanqing, China Super G<br />

- Feb. 15, 2022 Winter Olympics: Yanqing, China Downhill<br />

- Feb. 17, 2022 Winter Olympics: Yanqing, China Alpine Combined<br />

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MAKING SNOW<br />

A crucial component in pulling off<br />

a World <strong>Cup</strong> race in November<br />

By Katy Savage<br />

Making snow in Vermont in November isn’t always ideal.<br />

The <strong>Killington</strong> Resort crew operates with a “no regrets plan” when it comes to<br />

snowmaking for the World <strong>Cup</strong>.<br />

Typical snow production at the mountain begins at 27 wet-bulb degrees. "Wet<br />

bulb" is the ambient temperature adjusted for humidity. High humidity means<br />

the ambient and wet bulb temperature will be approximately the same.<br />

If there’s low humidity, the ambient temperature will drop. For<br />

snowmaking, low humidity is good; high humidity is bad.<br />

“For the World <strong>Cup</strong>, we are much more aggressive with<br />

the temperatures and produce snow at temperatures<br />

at or above the 27 degree number,” said <strong>Killington</strong><br />

Director of Operations Jeff Temple.<br />

About 120 snow guns are spaced about 20 feet<br />

apart on Superstar to maximize snow production.<br />

The snow guns create a surface that’s 2 to 4<br />

feet high before it’s groomed.<br />

After the snow is made, the course is built.<br />

Advisor Tom Johnston, from U.S. Ski and<br />

Snowboard, typically arrives in <strong>Killington</strong><br />

mid-November. He'll then ride the Superstar<br />

race trail in a groomer. Johnston is tasked<br />

with building the terrain, adding rollers<br />

beneath the snow and giving the course<br />

definition where he sees fit to make the<br />

surface more challenging.<br />

If temperatures allow, the course is hosed<br />

with water the weekend before the race.<br />

Then, a couple days before the race, the<br />

course is injected with water using long pipes<br />

with numerous “needles” on them spaced out<br />

every few inches (see page 60). Crews move these<br />

bars down the course and inject water down into the<br />

surface every six inches or so all the way down. This<br />

typically takes almost a day to accomplish, said Temple.<br />

The surface is then groomed immediately.<br />

The goal is to make the course rock hard. When done, the<br />

race course is so slippery that most average skiers cannot get their<br />

edges into the surface to remain vertical.<br />

The <strong>Killington</strong><br />

Resort crew<br />

operates with a<br />

“no regrets plan”<br />

when it comes to<br />

snowmaking for<br />

the World <strong>Cup</strong>.<br />

A week before the World <strong>Cup</strong>, it's “Snow Control Day.” Johnston makes sure<br />

the race course is groomed to FIS racing standard. If <strong>Killington</strong> (or any FIS World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

venue) fails “Snow Control Day,” the race could be canceled or postponed.<br />

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By Paul Holmes<br />

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HORSEPOWER<br />

Snowmaking and grooming allow trails to<br />

open sooner with better conditions<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> complements Mother Nature’s average of 250 inches of natural<br />

snow each winter with a world-class snowmaking system that is capable<br />

of covering 600 acres of skiable terrain. It accomplishes this with 88 miles<br />

of pipe and 1,700 snow guns (including more than 500 low-energy guns).<br />

At full capacity, <strong>Killington</strong> is able to cover 60 acres with 1 foot of snow in<br />

just 24 hours!<br />

Snowmaking begins in earnest in October with production on North<br />

Ridge servicing the Rime and Reason ski trails, and on Superstar where<br />

the FIS Women’s World <strong>Cup</strong> race is held Thanksgiving weekend.<br />

The base of Superstar sits at 2,500 feet above sea level, and nearby<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Peak – the second highest peak in the state — reaches 4,241<br />

feet. The cooler temperatures at these high elevations significantly help<br />

snowmaking as well as making the snow stick earlier in the season.<br />

120 Snow guns<br />

spaced about 20 ft. apart on Superstar to maximize<br />

snow production.<br />

Infographic by Krista Johnston<br />

Snowmaking<br />

ponds<br />

provide water which is<br />

pumped uphill to the<br />

guns on mountain.<br />

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Typical snow<br />

production at the<br />

mountain begins at<br />

27° F<br />

wet-bulb<br />

degrees<br />

in<br />

24<br />

hours<br />

over<br />

60<br />

acres<br />

covered with<br />

12<br />

inches of snow<br />

about 3.5 times the footprint of<br />

Gillette Stadium<br />

Foxborough, Massachusetts<br />

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INJECTING SUPERSTAR<br />

The firmer the course the better it will hold up through the line-up of racers and<br />

through various weather events that otherwise could lead to postponement of races.<br />

When a course is injected, high-pressure hoses force water 1 or 2 feet deep into<br />

the snow through small nozzles along long metal bars.<br />

Injection can be used on portions of a race course or on the whole thing. It is more<br />

common for a full course injection to be used for the technical races (Slalom and<br />

Giant Slalom) where the courses are shorter and the gates closer together.<br />

In two-run races — like the Giant Slalom and Slalom races at the <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> — the top 30 skiers from the first run go in reverse order in the<br />

second, so if the course doesn’t hold up well, the lower-ranked skiers could have an<br />

advantage.<br />

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Photos by Paul Holmes<br />

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76<br />

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88<br />

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RESORTS<br />

ADDRESS<br />

VERTICAL FEET<br />

TRAILS<br />

SKIABLE ACRES<br />

1 Bromley<br />

Mountain Resort<br />

2 Bolton Valley<br />

3 Burke<br />

Mountain Resort<br />

4 Cochran’s<br />

Ski Area<br />

5 Jay Peak Resort<br />

6 <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

7 Mad River Glen<br />

8 Magic<br />

Mountain<br />

9 Middlebury<br />

College<br />

Snow Bowl<br />

10 Mount Snow<br />

11 Stowe<br />

Mountain Resort<br />

12 Okemo<br />

Mountain Resort<br />

13 Pico Mountain<br />

14 Smugglers’<br />

Notch Resort<br />

15 Stratton<br />

Mountain Resort<br />

16 Sugarbush<br />

Resort<br />

17 Suicide Six<br />

4216 VT-11 1,334 45 178<br />

Peru<br />

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd. 1,625 71 165<br />

Richmond<br />

223 Sherburne Lodge Rd. 2,000 45 260<br />

East Burke<br />

910 Cochran Rd. 500 6 30<br />

Richmond<br />

830 Jay Peak Rd. 2,153 76 385<br />

Jay<br />

4763 <strong>Killington</strong> Rd. 3,050 155 1,509<br />

<strong>Killington</strong><br />

57 Schuss Pass 2,000 45 815<br />

Waitsfield<br />

495 Magic Mountain 1,700 40 195<br />

Access Rd., Londonderry<br />

6886 VT-125 1,040 17 110<br />

Hancock<br />

39 Mt Snow Rd. 1,700 107 588<br />

Dover<br />

7416 Mountain Rd. 2,360 116 485<br />

Stowe<br />

77 Okemo Ridge Rd. 2,100 119 632<br />

Ludlow<br />

73 Alpine Dr. 1,976 57 468<br />

Mendon<br />

4323 VT-108 2,610 78 1,000<br />

Jeffersonville<br />

5 Village Lodge Rd. 2,003 116 625<br />

South Londonderry<br />

102 Forest Dr. 2,650 111 578<br />

Warren<br />

247 Stage Rd. 650 23 100<br />

South Pomfret<br />

Vermont total 15,477 1,203 8,123<br />

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SKI VERMONT<br />

5<br />

JAY PEAK RESORT<br />

11<br />

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT<br />

BURKE MOUNTAIN RESORT<br />

3<br />

14 SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT<br />

2 BOLTON VALLEY<br />

4<br />

COCHRAN’S SKI AREA<br />

16<br />

7<br />

SUGARBUSH RESORT<br />

MAD RIVER GLEN<br />

9<br />

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SNOW BOWL<br />

PICO MOUNTAIN<br />

13<br />

6<br />

17<br />

SUICIDE SIX<br />

KILLINGTON RESORT<br />

12<br />

OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT<br />

BROMLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT<br />

1 8<br />

15<br />

MAGIC MOUNTAIN<br />

STRATTON MOUNTAIN RESORT<br />

10<br />

MOUNT SNOW RESORT<br />

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K-1 REDONE<br />

AFTER A PANDEMIC-CAUSED DELAY, A NEW<br />

K-1 BASE LODGE WILL DEBUT NEXT SEASON<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

“<br />

A new K-1 base lodge at the base of Superstar was originally<br />

scheduled to be open last season, 2020-21. But the pandemic<br />

delayed plans — until now.<br />

Mike Solimano, president and general manager of <strong>Killington</strong><br />

and Pico Resorts, announced Oct. 19 that the $30 million K-1<br />

Lodge renovation has been progressing once again and a “tear<br />

down” party has been scheduled for Sunday, March 20 with<br />

completion projected for the start of the 2022-23 winter season<br />

(hopefully in time for next year’s <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>!)<br />

Before the pandemic, Phase 1 of a new threestory,<br />

58,000-square-foot K-1 base lodge had<br />

started in the spring of 2019 in front of the<br />

existing base lodge.<br />

The new lodge will be 50% (21,000<br />

square feet) larger than the current<br />

K-1 base lodge and include floorto-ceiling<br />

windows, a full-service<br />

The new lodge will<br />

be 50% larger than<br />

the existing lodge<br />

and include floor-toceiling<br />

windows... and<br />

180-degree views of<br />

the mountain.<br />

bar, enhanced dining, additional<br />

seating and bathrooms and<br />

180-degree views of the<br />

mountain.<br />

The first floor of the facility<br />

will house tickets, guest<br />

services, <strong>Killington</strong> Sports retail<br />

center, rentals and a free bag<br />

check. The second floor will<br />

feature the food court, with<br />

locally-sourced ingredients. The<br />

third floor will house the fullservice<br />

bar, featuring a pub menu<br />

similar to the Peak Lodge.<br />

The building design will be similar to<br />

the aesthetic of the Peak Lodge and the<br />

newly remodeled Preston’s, featuring many<br />

of the same characteristics including an open<br />

floor plan with mixed seating arrangements, floor-toceiling<br />

windows with mountain views and a grandiose fireplace.<br />

The project also includes a redesign of the bus turnaround,<br />

skier drop off zone and the upper parking bays.<br />

There will be heated sidewalks and even an escalator leading<br />

up to the snow!<br />

“This is a significant step in fulfilling our vision to transform<br />

the way guests experience and enjoy <strong>Killington</strong> for years to<br />

come,” said Solimano.<br />

“<br />

Continued to pg. 72<br />

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Courtesy Bread Loaf Corporation<br />

Continued from pg. 71<br />

More upgrades at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

Additionally, the resort is making $5.2 million worth<br />

of investments this winter, Solimano announced last<br />

month. Some include: snowmaking and lift improvements,<br />

technology improvements resort-wide, three new Prinoth<br />

Groomers, a boot racking system and new rental fleet, and<br />

new Mammut uniforms.<br />

The resort will spend another $2 million in raising wages,<br />

Solimano said, with the new base rate of pay starting at $15<br />

per hour this winter.<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> has also committed to spending 3% of<br />

operating income on Play Forever projects, which include<br />

environmental initiatives as well as cash donations to the<br />

community.<br />

Lastly, the resort has launched new digital offerings. This<br />

season, its magazine, “4241,” is available in a digital format<br />

only; the resort launched a new podcast, and will be rolling<br />

out QR code ordering at Showshed Long Trail Pub and<br />

K-1 Mahongany Ridge as well as mobile ordering for to-go<br />

orders. The resort is also improving its app, which offers<br />

real-time updates, lift wait times and tracking features. This<br />

season it will also include information about what trails and<br />

lifts are open, which will be helpful early and late season<br />

when the mountain is not fully open.<br />

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Courtesy <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

The <strong>Killington</strong> Executive Team helped to “break ground” for the new K-1 Lodge in 2019.<br />

Courtesy Bread Loaf Corporation<br />

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SIX PEAKS VILLAGE PLANNED<br />

FOR SNOWSHED AND RAMSHEAD<br />

Stay tuned for future residential opportunities, development news<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

Talk of a village at the base of<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Resort is decades old, but with<br />

plans, its Act 250 permit and a developer<br />

potentially interested, the $133.4 million<br />

first phase of development could be<br />

underway soon.<br />

Six Peaks <strong>Killington</strong> will have a booth<br />

in the vendor village at the Audi FIS Ski<br />

World <strong>Cup</strong> at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort that will<br />

showcase development plans. Join their<br />

mailing list to be the first to know about<br />

opportunities once they’re announced<br />

(and by doing so you’ll also be entered to<br />

win two Beast 365 passes).<br />

“Luxury mountain living is about<br />

to take a giant leap forward with the<br />

introduction of the new Six Peaks<br />

<strong>Killington</strong><br />

resort<br />

“<br />

community<br />

in Vermont’s<br />

Green<br />

Mountains,”<br />

reads the Six<br />

Peaks <strong>Killington</strong><br />

website,<br />

livekillington.<br />

com. “The<br />

master planned community soon will<br />

be offering exceptional ski-in/ski-out<br />

residences in a vibrant village setting.”<br />

Phase I of the village master plan<br />

encompasses the village core and the<br />

Ramshead Brook subdivision. Final land<br />

development details are being completed<br />

by SP Land Company, including work with<br />

the town of <strong>Killington</strong> on a water system<br />

(the town is expected to submit its official<br />

application for a TIF district soon).<br />

As designed, the village core includes<br />

193 housing units, 31,622 square feet<br />

of commercial space, a 77,000-squarefoot<br />

base lodge for skier services (which<br />

will replace the existing structures),<br />

a continuous ski beach connecting<br />

Snowshed and Ramshead base areas,<br />

relocation of a portion of <strong>Killington</strong> Road<br />

and a new village green.<br />

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Additionally, the Ramshead Brook<br />

subdivision will create 32 residential lots<br />

(nine single-family lots and 23 duplex<br />

lots.)<br />

“Picture an energized gathering place<br />

of quaint shops, restaurants and bistros,<br />

outdoor cafes, galleries and parks, a<br />

village green and ski plaza, and you<br />

have Six Peaks <strong>Killington</strong>,” the Six Peaks<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> site continued.<br />

The residential offering will encompass<br />

more than 200 condominiums and<br />

townhomes, as well as homesites in two<br />

ski-in/ski-out sites. The majority of the<br />

one-to-four-bedroom residences will be<br />

in the village core in three-to-five story<br />

buildings which have a “contemporary<br />

New England”<br />

style, according<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Resort, the biggest<br />

resort in the East, deserves<br />

something much better at its base…<br />

That’s what brought us here,<br />

said Selbo.<br />

to Six Peaks<br />

<strong>Killington</strong>. At<br />

completion, it<br />

is expected Six<br />

Peaks <strong>Killington</strong><br />

will host more<br />

than 1,500<br />

residences.<br />

The full<br />

village master plan envisions a 20-30<br />

year build-out on approximately 303<br />

acres, which are broken down into<br />

eight development zones at the base of<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Mountain and surrounding the<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Golf Course.<br />

Resort villages are becoming<br />

ubiquitous at the bases of ski areas across<br />

the country due to the convenience and<br />

accessibility of diverse entertainment that<br />

villages offer for guests.<br />

“<strong>Killington</strong> deserves this. That’s why<br />

we’re here,” said Steve Selbo, president<br />

of SP Land Company when the company<br />

first came to town over a decade ago.<br />

“<strong>Killington</strong> Resort, the biggest resort<br />

in the East, deserves something much<br />

better at its base… That’s what brought<br />

us here and why we are still excited<br />

about the Resort’s future.”<br />


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NEW BASE CAMP DEVELOPMENT<br />

ON TAP AT KILLINGTON’S BEAR MOUNTAIN<br />

By Karen D. Lorentz<br />

Ottauquechee Realty Advisors has<br />

plans to develop Base Camp at Bear<br />

Mountain, the first development of<br />

slopeside units at <strong>Killington</strong> since 2006.<br />

The proposed community consists<br />

of 156 residential units.<br />

Phase 1 consists of nine duplex<br />

residences and two multi-family<br />

buildings for a total of 78 residential<br />

units. Phase 1 also includes a gatehouse<br />

office and pump station and all related<br />

infrastructure. The entire project is<br />

located within the Falls Brook/Bear<br />

Mountain section of the 25-acre ski village<br />

zoning district.<br />

The developer for the proposed project<br />

is Ottauquechee Realty Advisors, whose<br />

principals are Steve Malone and Richard<br />

Saunders. Both are former developers<br />

of Top Ridge and The Lodges within<br />

Sunrise Mountain Village, both developed<br />

along the Sun Dog trail. Malone said that<br />

once KPSRP receives the necessary Act<br />

250 permit approvals allowing for the<br />

construction of the proposed Base Camp<br />

development, his firm will immediately<br />

purchase the 25 acres and construction<br />

will proceed as soon as possible.<br />

Malone also noted that specific<br />

design elements for the townhomes<br />

were the result of a survey of 120,000<br />

loyal <strong>Killington</strong> skiers. Potential buyers<br />

indicated that they’d plan to use their<br />

resort property 50% of the year, he said.<br />

“The market for the upscale<br />

townhomes is young families, typically<br />

with two kids and parents in their early-tomid<br />

40s who are fairly high wage earners<br />

and want a new ski home,” he said.<br />

The market for resort and waterfront<br />

markets is hot now, Malone added,<br />

noting that available resale properties at<br />

ski resorts have been largely depleted.<br />

He added that a portion of buyers are<br />

changing residency from urban locations<br />

to mountain resort locations where there<br />

is a year-round active lifestyle.<br />

Heidi Bomengen, co-owner and broker<br />

at Prestige Real Estate of <strong>Killington</strong>, said<br />

her office is the exclusive listing agent for<br />

sales of the units.<br />

“The interest level in these properties<br />

has been very strong,” she said,<br />

noting they were listed in January and<br />

currently there are 10 signed reservation<br />

agreements with $10,000 non-binding<br />

deposits.<br />

“The real estate market has been<br />

strong across the board for homes,<br />

condos, and land in <strong>Killington</strong> for the<br />

last two years ... and this year’s market<br />

is even busier – it’s explosive!” she said.<br />

“Properties are going under agreement<br />

in a matter of days with a deadline for<br />

offers, and most are going over the<br />

asking price,” she said of the hot market.<br />

The two-level duplex units feature a<br />

first floor layout with a two-car heated<br />

garage, entry area, gear locker, storage<br />

room, office, bathroom, bonus room, and<br />

open dining, living, and kitchen areas as<br />

well as access to patios. The second-floor<br />

sleeping level consists of four bedrooms<br />

and three full bathrooms; two are master<br />

suites and two bedrooms have a shared<br />

bath.<br />

The townhomes feature radiant heat,<br />

gourmet kitchen, and high-end finishes<br />

throughout, Bomengen noted. Among<br />

the living room features are: 14-foot<br />

ceilings, expansive views of the Bear<br />

Mountain ski trails via large floor to ceiling<br />

windows, and a custom gas fireplace and<br />

surround with Vermont Thinstone and<br />

Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Hemlock.<br />

The second floor has 9-foot ceilings<br />

and carpeted floors in the hallways and<br />

bedrooms. A covered back patio is<br />

plumbed and wired for a hot tub and<br />

another patio is plumbed for a propane<br />

barbecue.<br />

There are also a number of optional<br />

amenities, including: security systems,<br />

heated patios and walkways, a 10 KW<br />

Tesla Wallmount Battery electrical backup<br />

system, and a gas fireplace in a master<br />

bedroom among them.<br />

Pending Act 250 approvals, nonbinding<br />

deposits may be canceled at<br />

any time, Bomengen noted. When Act<br />

250 approvals are received, purchasers<br />

will have to sign a purchase and sale<br />

agreement and make a binding and nonrefundable<br />

20% down payment/deposit.<br />

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Courtesy Prestige Real Estate, artist rendering (subject to change)<br />

The Base Camp townhomes at Bear Mountain will be the first ski-on, ski-off gated<br />

community at <strong>Killington</strong> Resort. The 78 slopeside townhomes in two multi-family<br />

buildings will be two-story, four-bedroom homes with two car garage parking, home<br />

offices, floor-to-ceiling windows and mountain views. Nine duplexes are also planned.<br />

Courtesy Prestige Real Estate, artist rendering (subject to change)<br />

The Base Camp at Bear Mountain development is planned just off the Bear <strong>Cup</strong> Trail on<br />

skiers’ right a couple hundred yards before the Bear Mountain base lodge.<br />

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FEEDER PROGRAMS<br />

Many young skiers and riders at <strong>Killington</strong> aspire to become world class athletes like<br />

their role models in World <strong>Cup</strong> racing. Feeder programs help them begin that journey.<br />

From learn-to-ski lessons to the most elite ski academies, Vermont knows how to<br />

teach kids of all ages and abilities.<br />

KSC/KMS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Ski Club/<strong>Killington</strong> Mountain School programs aim to develop young<br />

well-rounded athletes pursuing their love of the sport through training and<br />

competition over a broad range of ages, abilities and disciplines. These programs are<br />

the primary development pipelines for <strong>Killington</strong> Mountain School.<br />

The Future Stars program<br />

Ages 6-8: This program focuses<br />

on developing fundamental skills in a<br />

fun and challenging environment. It<br />

introduces each athlete to a range of<br />

snow sports disciplines while building<br />

strong fundamental skills. The program is<br />

based around on-snow technical training<br />

and participation in competition events.<br />

The U10 and Freestyle B programs<br />

Ages 6-10: This program focuses<br />

on discipline-specific training and<br />

competition. Athletes who wish to<br />

pursue more serious competition in U.S.<br />

Ski & Snowboard, VARA events, Eastern<br />

Freestyle events, or USASA events, can<br />

choose a discipline-specific competitive<br />

program.<br />

KILLINGTON RESORT SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL<br />

All <strong>Killington</strong> Resort youth snowsports<br />

programs are organized by age, and<br />

group sizes do not exceed three or five<br />

participants.<br />

Ministars<br />

Ages 4-6: Program incorporates varied<br />

learning terrain, from terrain-based learning<br />

area serviced by two Magic Carpet lifts, to<br />

groomed cruisers and kid-friendly glades.<br />

Learn-to programs<br />

Ages 7-15: Learn-to-Ski/Ride offers<br />

equipment designed specifically for<br />

beginners. The goal is to have new skiers<br />

gain confidence gliding, controlling speed<br />

and stopping on their own.<br />

Youth lessons<br />

Ages 7-15: This student-centered<br />

program is designed to build confidence<br />

and support the development of essential<br />

skills for skiers/riders of all ability levels.<br />

Woodward Mountain Kids<br />

youth program<br />

Ages 7-17: This season-long program<br />

is aimed to unleash all-mountain skills and<br />

foster camaraderie. High-energy coaches<br />

guide groups by age and ability level.<br />

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Photos courtesy of KMS


Courtesy of KMS<br />

Former <strong>Killington</strong> Mountain School racer, Rebecca Clark, foreran the Superstar race<br />

course in 2016 and 2018. Pictured, top left, she scouts the run with coach Greg Hadley.<br />

Courtesy of KMS<br />

KMS U12 ladies team celebrated great day at the Okemo Slalom last March <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

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”Giving our young, female athletes<br />

the exposure to the World <strong>Cup</strong> circuit,<br />

and having access to early training<br />

opportunities on a World <strong>Cup</strong> venue<br />

provides an ideal set-up for our<br />

athletes’ competition season. With<br />

new training space on Swirl, we are<br />

able to provide a quick turnaround that<br />

optimizes their ability to get quality<br />

repetition, maximizing our time on the<br />

hill.”<br />

- Chelsea Marshall, KMS women’s<br />

Alpine coach<br />

CYCLING<br />

“<strong>Killington</strong> Mountain offers unmatched terrain for<br />

the KMS Downhill Mountain Bike team. With three<br />

peaks operating lifts for mountain biking, <strong>Killington</strong><br />

is recognized as the leading Downhill mountain<br />

bike resort in the East. Not only does the mountain<br />

provide outstanding Downhill training, but the<br />

surrounding area offers exceptional road biking and<br />

cross country trails that benefit all cycling athletes in<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Mountain School programs.”<br />

- Jason DiDomenico, KMS head Downhill mountain<br />

bike coach<br />

MOGULS<br />

“The KMS Highline mogul venue is amongst the best<br />

in the world. Highline provides athletes of all ages and<br />

abilities with optimal training opportunities. Newly<br />

redesigned for the 2018-19 season, <strong>Killington</strong>’s<br />

Highline venue is staged to become an even more<br />

exciting location for bigger and better mogul<br />

skiing competitions.”<br />

- Kris Pepe, KMS Freestyle director<br />

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ability to set multiple Slaloms on varying terrain, challenging GS and an<br />

excellent SG elements course with a 5 minute turnaround allows us to<br />

provide extremely high quality training for our athletes with an incredible<br />

amount of volume in a high intensity environment. Highline has it all<br />

— fantastic snowmaking, easy access and top notch terrain for Alpine<br />

training.<br />

- Tom Sell, former KMS Alpine director (2009-2020),<br />

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“The KMS Four Season Bag Jump is a world-class training venue<br />

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maneuvers in a low-consequence environment. The transition through<br />

acrobatic progression provides athletes with a safe and effective way<br />

to develop their jumps.”<br />

- Nori Pepe, KMS Freestyle development director<br />

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KWCF SUPPORTS<br />

WINTER SPORTS WITH<br />

$228,000 IN GRANTS<br />

PROGRAMMING SEEKS TO INCREASE<br />

PARTICIPATION FOR YOUTH AND TO<br />

IMPROVE WINTER SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE<br />

In advance of the 2020-21 winter<br />

season, the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

Foundation (KWCF) awarded<br />

21 grants totaling $228,000 to<br />

Northeast area nonprofits in eight<br />

states through a competitive<br />

grant opportunity. Combined with<br />

matching funds and multi-year<br />

grant commitments, the KWCF’s<br />

effort will contribute more than<br />

$400,000 in resources to winter<br />

sports infrastructure in the region.<br />

These grants were made<br />

possible as a result of the 2019<br />

<strong>HomeLight</strong> <strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> event.<br />

Through KWCF’s partnership<br />

with the World <strong>Cup</strong>, it has raised<br />

over a million dollars in incremental<br />

resources to the winter sports<br />

infrastructure and engaged over<br />

10,000 participants in grantees’<br />

programs.<br />

This year, at the <strong>2021</strong> <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong>, all spectators will<br />

be required to purchase a ticket to<br />

entry, which will support the KWCF.<br />

“This year, the <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

<strong>Killington</strong> <strong>Cup</strong> will continue to<br />

focus on supporting the regional<br />

winter sports community by<br />

donating a percentage of ticket<br />

sales, including 100% of proceeds<br />

from general admission, to<br />

support the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

Foundation,” said Mike Solimano,<br />

president and general manager<br />

of <strong>Killington</strong> Resort and Pico<br />

Mountain.<br />

“When making the decision to<br />

host the World <strong>Cup</strong>, one of the<br />

objectives was to give back to the<br />

athletic community in the area,”<br />

said Herwig Demschar, senior<br />

vice president of international<br />

business development at POWDR,<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Resort’s parent company.<br />

“This partnership has proven an<br />

effective way to give directly to<br />

supporting young, aspiring skiers<br />

and snowboarders who are the<br />

future competitors and supporters<br />

of the sport.”<br />

The KWCF grants last season<br />

ranged from $1,000 to $25,000.<br />

All of the grant recipients were<br />

registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit<br />

organizations or have a fiscal<br />

sponsor.<br />

Awarded projects<br />

include:<br />

• Trail expansion and equipment<br />

for various racing venues in<br />

New York, Vermont<br />

• Pennsylvania, New Hampshire,<br />

District of Columbia and North<br />

Carolina<br />

• Participation scholarships for<br />

adaptive, Nordic and Alpine<br />

programs in Maine, Vermont<br />

and Massachusetts<br />

• Learn to Ski programs in<br />

Vermont and Maine<br />

• And, for the first time, two ski<br />

jumping foundations.<br />

Grants were awarded and<br />

funding began Sept. 15, 2020.<br />

“We are incredibly grateful for<br />

the generous financial support<br />

from the <strong>Killington</strong> World <strong>Cup</strong><br />

Foundation. This grant will enable<br />

Youth Enrichment Services and<br />

New England Disabled Sports<br />

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(NEDS) to serve an estimated<br />

100 youth with disabilities this<br />

winter in our Adaptive YETTI<br />

(Youth Excel Through Tailored<br />

Instruction) Program,” said Bryan<br />

“<br />

When making the decision to<br />

host the World <strong>Cup</strong>, one of the<br />

objectives was to give back to the<br />

athletic community in the area,<br />

said Herwig Demschar<br />

Van Dorpe, executive director of<br />

Youth Enrichment Services. “Youth<br />

with a variety of disabilities will<br />

have the opportunity to participate<br />

in this specialized Alpine skiing/<br />

snowboarding program. Two years<br />

ago, KWCF provided initial funding<br />

for what was a pilot adaptive ski/<br />

snowboard program. I am thrilled<br />

to report that the program, as well<br />

as our partnership with NEDS, has<br />

flourished thanks to the vision and<br />

support of the foundation!”<br />

Another grantee was<br />

the Mountain Alliance App<br />

Development Program, an<br />

affordable and successful means<br />

to introduce teens to snow sports<br />

who would most likely never have<br />

the opportunity.<br />

“Students appreciated<br />

having the opportunity to visit<br />

Appalachian Ski Mountain multiple<br />

times,” said Rachel Whitmer,<br />

coordinator for<br />

Mountain Alliance.<br />

“They felt like they<br />

were able to more effectively<br />

build on their skills and become<br />

more comfortable on<br />

the mountain. Being<br />

able to visit several<br />

times across a few<br />

weeks gave students<br />

something to look<br />

forward to, allowed<br />

them time to reflect on<br />

their skills, and helped<br />

them grow more quickly<br />

than just attending a<br />

single night event. This<br />

program helped students realize<br />

their love of skiing and gave them<br />

more confidence to go out on their<br />

own and continue to pursue the<br />

sport,” Whitmer added.<br />

Grant applications were<br />

reviewed by a committee that<br />

included: Tiger Shaw, CEO of the<br />

U.S. Ski & Snowboard; Tom Karam,<br />

founder of T2 Foundation and a<br />

U.S. Ski & Snowboard trustee; Tao<br />

Smith, Head of School at Gould<br />

Academy; Grace Macomber Bird,<br />

volunteer, Kelly Brush Foundation;<br />

Harry Ryan, Facey, Goss & McPhee,<br />

P.C.; John Casella, chairman<br />

and CEO of Casella Waste<br />

Management; Kenneth Graham,<br />

founder and chairman of Inverness<br />

Graham and U.S. Ski & Snowboard<br />

Board of Directors; and Phill Gross,<br />

managing director, Adage Capital<br />

Management and U.S. Ski &<br />

Snowboard Board of Directors.<br />

“<br />

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“One of the most dynamic towns in<br />

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- Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth<br />

The symbiotic relationship between private investment and public<br />

infrastructure can be a difficult balancing act. The Town of <strong>Killington</strong><br />

has helped to build partnerships that will catapult the community<br />

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A Bright<br />

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The Town of <strong>Killington</strong> is<br />

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Workforce and<br />

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Municipal Water System<br />

Clean, reliable water is a key piece to development.<br />

The Town of <strong>Killington</strong> has plans for a municipal<br />

water system that would service <strong>Killington</strong> Road<br />

development and the future<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Village at the resort.<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Road Master Plan<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> plans to rebuild 4 miles of its main road<br />

that links visitors to businesses and the resort. Plans<br />

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critical for new development. New bus pull-offs,<br />

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1909 Vermont Academy in Saxton’s River holds<br />

its first Winter Carnival.<br />

1924 First National Championships (all Nordic)<br />

in the East are staged in Brattleboro.<br />

1934 Robert and Elizabeth Royce install the<br />

country’s first rope tow on Gilbert’s Hill, Pomfret.<br />

1936 First J-Bar in the country is built at<br />

Bromley Mountain. Mt. Mansfield Ski Club<br />

establishes first local ski patrol.<br />

1950<br />

1900<br />

1937 The Fisk Trophy race, the<br />

longest ongoing trophy race in the<br />

country, is held at Suicide Six.<br />

1938 Minnie Dole inspires the creation<br />

of the National Ski Patrol on Mt. Mansfield.<br />

1940 The concept of the 10th Mountain<br />

Division of the U.S. Army is born at an inn near<br />

Bromley.<br />

1940 The nation’s first T-Bar comes to Pico.<br />

1940 Led by Roland Palmedo, investors erect the longest<br />

chair lift in the country on Mt. Mansfield.<br />

1952 At Oslo, Norway, Andrea Mead Lawrence, whose parents<br />

ran Pico ski area, becomes the first and only U.S woman to win<br />

Olympic gold medals in Slalom and Giant Slalom, age 20.<br />

1953-54 Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Suicide Six are<br />

among the first ski areas to install Poma lifts.<br />

1960 Middlebury College student Penny<br />

Pitou becomes the first American Olympic<br />

medal winner in Downhill with a silver in Squaw<br />

Valley. She also takes the silver medal in Giant<br />

Slalom.<br />

1963 CB Vaughan of Manchester sets a<br />

world speed record of 106.53 mph in Portillo,<br />

Chile. He later established CB Sports in 1969.<br />

1964 Billy Kidd, from Stowe, wins the<br />

nation’s first men’s Olympic silver medal in<br />

Slalom at Innsbruck. He adds a bronze in<br />

Alpine Combined.<br />

1966 Vermont boasts over 80 ski<br />

areas and a No. 1 ranking in national<br />

skier visits.<br />

1968 John Bower, a Middlebury<br />

College graduate, stuns the Nordic<br />

community with a win in the<br />

Holmenkollen Nordic Alpine Combined<br />

in Oslo, Norway.<br />

1969 Richmond’s Marilyn Cochran<br />

wins the first World <strong>Cup</strong> Giant Slalom<br />

discipline title, and adds a World<br />

Championship bronze in Alpine<br />

Combined in 1970.<br />

2010<br />

2011 Mikaela Shriffrin at age 15 becomes<br />

the youngest racer to win a national Alpine<br />

Slalom title. She also becomes the youngest to<br />

claim a World Championship title (2013, age<br />

17); and Olympic gold medal (2014, age 18).<br />

2018 Vermont sent 30 athletes (either from<br />

or schooled in the state) to the Olympics in<br />

South Korea. The state boasted the most<br />

participants per capita.<br />

Timeline compiled by Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum<br />

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1970 Founded by Warren<br />

Witherell, Burke Mountain<br />

Academy becomes the nation’s<br />

first ski racing academy.<br />

1972 Barbara Ann Cochran<br />

of Richmond takes the gold<br />

medal at the Sapporo Olympics;<br />

siblings Bobby and Lindy also win<br />

multiple U.S. titles.<br />

1977 The country’s first<br />

half-pipe is built at Stratton<br />

Mountain, which also hosts the<br />

first U.S. Open Snowboarding<br />

Championship.<br />

1977 Jake Burton Carpenter<br />

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in Londonderry, where he tests<br />

his boards at nearby Stratton<br />

Mountain, the first area to allow<br />

snowboarding.<br />

1982 Suicide Six ski area<br />

in Woodstock hosts the<br />

first snowboard national<br />

championship.<br />

1985 Mike Holland, from<br />

Norwich, sets the world distance<br />

record in ski jumping with a leap<br />

of 186 meters.<br />

1970<br />

1992 Donna Weinbrecht, skiing out of <strong>Killington</strong>, wins the<br />

first gold medal awarded in the first Olympic mogul competitions in<br />

Freestyle skiing.<br />

1995 Mad River Glen becomes the country’s first cooperatively owned ski area.<br />

2002 Ross Powers (Stratton Mountain School) and Kelly Clark (Mt. Snow) take<br />

inaugural half-pipe titles at Salt Lake City Olympics.<br />

2019<br />

2019 In Levi, Finland, Shiffrin surpassed Ingemar Stenmark’s Slalom win<br />

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2019 Mikaela Shiffrin is named the Overall World <strong>Cup</strong> Champion, the Giant Slalom<br />

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Champion. And earns the most FIS points for the season, with 2204 which is second only<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> Shiffrin became the most decorated American athlete in Alpine World Ski<br />

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positions start at $15 per hour.<br />

Contact Human Resources to apply:<br />

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No.1<br />

Vermont is the safest state in the<br />

nation, according to many studies<br />

over many years. 3.1<br />

Countywide unemployment<br />

rate according to the<br />

October state report.<br />

91.4%<br />

grad rate for public<br />

school, well above the<br />

national median of 78.6%.<br />

No.1<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Resort is the<br />

largest ski and snowboard<br />

destination in eastern North<br />

America.<br />

The winter<br />

recreational<br />

opportunities available<br />

around every corner.<br />

52<br />

The number of weeks that<br />

the Vermont Farmers’<br />

Market in Rutland<br />

is open. It’s the largest<br />

in the state.<br />

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GETTING HERE<br />

PLAYING HERE<br />

PLANES: Rutland’s Southern Vermont<br />

Regional Airport provides access to regional and<br />

worldwide air travel through daily commuter<br />

connections to Boston’s Logan Airport. There<br />

are also three international airports (Burlington,<br />

Vermont; Manchester, New Hampshire; and<br />

Albany, New York) located within a two-hour<br />

drive that offer an abundance of direct flights.<br />

TRAINS: As the historic<br />

rail hub of the region, Rutland<br />

city boasts significant rail<br />

transportation infrastructure.<br />

The downtown Amtrak station<br />

serves leisure and business rail<br />

travel with daily connections<br />

to Albany, New York City,<br />

Montreal, and (starting<br />

this spring) Burlington. The<br />

convenient Rutland rail yard<br />

also serves to accommodate<br />

local commercial uses.<br />

AUTOMOBILES: Rutland<br />

is strategically located<br />

at the crossroads of U.S.<br />

routes 4 and 7. Rutland also<br />

offers convenient access to<br />

interstates 89, 91, and 87,<br />

putting the major population<br />

centers of the East Coast<br />

within a half-day’s drive.<br />

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Rutland <strong>Killington</strong> Commuter<br />

BUS SCHEDULE NOV. 25, <strong>2021</strong>-APRIL 16, 2022<br />

OPERATING DAILY FROM 7:15 AM UNTIL 11:45 PM<br />

*Rutland Multi Modal Transit Center ***Indicates Designated Stops on <strong>Killington</strong> Road<br />

**Indicates Curb-Side Pickup<br />

“R” indicates stop on request only<br />

If weather, emergency and/or traffic condition force MVRTD to cancel or<br />

delay a route, we will post this route change on our website<br />

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www.thebus.com<br />

Red indicates Sunday Service only<br />

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LIKE SKIING HERE?<br />

You’d love living here<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Resort, the largest ski and<br />

snowboard destination in eastern North<br />

America, welcomes about 750,000<br />

visitors to its slopes each winter, making<br />

it the region’s biggest draw.<br />

The resort’s seven peaks (including<br />

Pico) span 1,977 acres in the Coolidge<br />

State Forest and offer 212 trails and<br />

3,050 feet of vertical. It’s a beautiful,<br />

expansive playground that’s hard to tire<br />

of — even for the diehard locals in the<br />

100 Day Club.<br />

While the resort is the initial draw<br />

for many to the area, it’s certainly not<br />

the only one. The larger community<br />

provides the substance for really making<br />

this area a home to those lucky enough<br />

to live here. A plethora of recreational<br />

opportunities right outside your door<br />

all year long, some of the nation’s best<br />

public schools, a world class theatre and<br />

hospital, fresh local foods and strong,<br />

safe communities are just a few of the<br />

perks of being a “local.”<br />

It’s a stunningly beautiful place, where<br />

there is little traffic, the air is clean, and<br />

you know your neighbors.<br />

Simply put, the <strong>Killington</strong> region offers<br />

an outstanding quality of life for those<br />

lucky enough to live here year-round.<br />

You may have come here to ski, but<br />

living here is even better. Come join us!<br />

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By Krista Johnston<br />

Courtesy <strong>Killington</strong> Resort<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

Outdoor recreation is around every corner<br />

Enjoy hiking, biking and skiing at <strong>Killington</strong> and Pico resorts; or on community<br />

trails including the Sherburne and Base Camp trails in <strong>Killington</strong>, the Pine Hill Park<br />

trails in Rutland, the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield or on hundreds of other<br />

trails throughout the region.<br />

In fact, the statewide Long Trail and East Coast Appalachian Trail (which runs<br />

from Georgia to Maine) intersect right here in <strong>Killington</strong>.<br />

In the winter, skinning and snowshoeing in the mountains is spectacular. Then<br />

there is kayaking, fishing and swimming, in addition to expansive biking options,<br />

when the temperatures get warm. Locals and visitors find all kinds of recreational<br />

opportunities just minutes away. Each season brings new adventures.<br />

Many folks lucky enough to live here regularly take a few runs (on skis, boards<br />

or bikes) before going to work. As every local knows, the slopes are much less<br />

crowded during the week.<br />

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Enjoy an amazing<br />

dining experience after<br />

a day on the slopes<br />

Calcuttas offers lunch,<br />

dinner, and spirits in a fun<br />

and casual setting. Come<br />

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sporting events on our<br />

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RESERVATIONS: 802-975-0228<br />

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Our small 6th generation family farm is the<br />

heart of Shrewsbury Center. Being persnickety<br />

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ensures that you only get the best!<br />

Shop our small farm store in person or online.<br />

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GROWING HERE<br />

WORKING HERE<br />

Raise your family here<br />

The abundance of natural resources,<br />

recreational opportunities, local organic<br />

food, strong communities, healthy<br />

lifestyles and some of the best public<br />

schools in the nation all contribute to<br />

making this an ideal place to raise a<br />

family.<br />

Laura Pierce, a Vermont native who<br />

went off to Yale and worked in Chicago<br />

for years before recently returning, is<br />

just one great example. Less than a<br />

year after moving to the area, Pierce<br />

became a key leader of Rutland Young<br />

Professionals, helped lead a major<br />

fundraiser for the Wonderfeet Kids’<br />

Museum, and was named a Rising Star<br />

by Vermont Business Magazine.<br />

“I loved big-city life, but Rutland<br />

County has given me professional and<br />

personal opportunities and a sense of<br />

community beyond what I could have<br />

ever hoped for,” Pierce said.<br />

“It’s big enough to provide highquality<br />

arts and entertainment, world<br />

class skiing and amazing restaurants,<br />

along with great professional<br />

opportunities, but small enough that<br />

I was able to connect with peers and<br />

the business community seamlessly,”<br />

she said.<br />

Biking isn’t just for the warmer months. Check out local trails on a fat-tire bike.<br />

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Homes are<br />

still relatively<br />

affordable<br />

Visitors are often<br />

shocked to learn<br />

that housing is still<br />

relatively affordable.<br />

The typical home value<br />

in Rutland is $223,341,<br />

which is up 18.7% over<br />

the past year. But by<br />

comparison, in Boston<br />

it’s $697,690, up 6%<br />

since last year. And<br />

here, you have many<br />

choices to match your<br />

ideal lifestyle ranging<br />

from condos to rural<br />

farms to mountain<br />

chalets.<br />

Get a job, experience here<br />

Jobs of all kinds are plentiful with<br />

some employers in desperate need of<br />

help. For that reason among others, the<br />

area is hoping to attract new residents.<br />

“Our region is seeking young talent<br />

who wish to build their lives and careers<br />

here. To that end, we are offering<br />

Castleton students a coworking space<br />

in Downtown Rutland, which allows for<br />

increased networking opportunities<br />

and the ability to experience first-hand<br />

what a great asset the Rutland Region<br />

is for their future,” said Chamber and<br />

Economic Development of the Rutland<br />

Region (CEDRR) Executive Director Lyle<br />

Jepson. “CEDRR is looking forward to<br />

supporting students from Castleton<br />

University and our region’s employers.”<br />

There are 12 companies with over 100<br />

employees, 25 companies with 30 to 99<br />

employees, and hundreds more small<br />

and mid-sized companies.<br />

The region is home to Ann Clark, a<br />

premier cookie cutter manufacturer;<br />

the iconic Long Trail Brewing Company;<br />

Hubbardton Forge, one of the leading<br />

lighting manufacturers; Westminster<br />

Crackers; and world class skiing and<br />

riding at <strong>Killington</strong>, Pico and Okemo<br />

Mountain Resorts, which not only attract<br />

hundreds of thousands of visitors to<br />

this region each year, but also employ<br />

thousands of local and seasonal workers.<br />

Rutland Regional Medical Center and<br />

GE each employ over 1,000 employees,<br />

making them the largest employers in<br />

the region. <strong>Killington</strong> and Pico ski resorts<br />

follow with over 1,600 wintertime<br />

employees.<br />

The region also boasts healthy<br />

downtowns filled with shops,<br />

restaurants, bars, breweries, art galleries<br />

and theaters.<br />

The Rutland region is home to a<br />

tightly-knit, supportive and welcoming<br />

professional network of passionate<br />

executives, skilled innovators, and<br />

committed community leaders. And as<br />

technology has made working remotely<br />

easy, Vermont is well poised to attract<br />

young professionals offering a hard-tobeat<br />

quality of life while still within a few<br />

hours of world-class cities.<br />

Imagine making this your home!<br />

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Bronze <strong>HomeLight</strong><br />

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Allie Caps<br />

Blister<br />

Casella<br />

Castleton University<br />

Green Mountain<br />

Valley School<br />

Kelly Brush<br />

Foundation<br />

<strong>Killington</strong> Mountain<br />

School<br />

Marker/Dalbello/Volkl<br />

Over Easy Co.<br />

Pit Viper Sunglasses<br />

Razor - Tune<br />

Rutland Regional<br />

Medical Center<br />

Offering waste and recycling<br />

services and so much more!<br />

For over 45 years, Casella has been proud to serve local<br />

communities and help protect the natural environment. Each<br />

year, we recover over a million tons from the waste stream.<br />

Over the next decade it is our goal to double that amount.<br />

Visit casella.com to learn more about our 2030 goals and<br />

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard<br />

sponsors<br />

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Elegance is an attitude<br />

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