Audi FIS Ski World Cup Will Stay At Killington At Least Through '20
U.S. Ski & Snowboard has "signed a contract" to keep the Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington Resort in Vermont through '20, according to front-page piece by Gordon Dritschilo of the RUTLAND HERALD. The event includes the women’s giant slalom and slalom races. Killington PR & Social Media Manager Courtney DiFiore said that the event was a "boon for attendance -- it pulled in an estimated 39,000 spectators over three days last year." Regardless of weather, Killington Pico Area Association Exec Dir Michael Coppinger said that World Cup attendance at the resort has "increased each year." He added that the resort has also "fine-tuned its handling of the event each year" (RUTLAND HERALD, 6/4). In Boston, Hayden Bird noted local interest in the World Cup has "been helped" by Gold Medal-winning skier Mikaela Shiffrin's participation. Shiffrin has won the slalom competition in each of the three years Killington has hosted the event (BOSTON.com, 6/3).