Killington's Superstar trail will host World Cup ski racing this November. (file photo: Killington Resort)

O.A.R. to Headline Ski World Cup at Killington

Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort has announced that the rock band O.A.R. will headline the music and entertainment lineup when the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the East on November 26-27, with a free concert immediately following Saturdays races. Admission for race spectators and concertgoers is free of charge. 

Celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, O.A.R. recently released a new album XX through Vanguard Records. The album includes a career-spanning collection of O.A.R.’s biggest hits and live shows, plus new studio material.  Concertgoers can expect fan favorites in the playlist such as “Crazy Game of Poker,” “Two Hands Up,” and This Town”. 

We are thrilled to add O.A.R. to the full weekend of festivities for this November’s World Cup races,” said Mike Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington Resort. Aside from the performance by O.A.R. on Saturday, multiple movie premiers, unique dining experiences and events like autograph signings and even a Turkey Trot 5k mean there will be something for everyone during an action-packed World Cup weekend at Killington.” 

Killington's Superstar trail will host World Cup ski racing this November. (file photo: Killington Resort)
Killington’s Superstar trail will host World Cup ski racing this November. (file photo: Killington Resort)

Killington’s Snowshed Base Lodge will host three separate movie premieres throughout the weekend, including new releases from Matchstick Productions, Teton Gravity Research and Warren Miller Entertainment showcasing extreme snow sports and thrilling cinematography, with proceeds from Thursday and Friday’s showings benefiting the Pico Ski Club, Killington Mountain School and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. 

The World Cup Expo Village, located at the K-1 Base Area, will feature over 40 unique sponsors, ranging from artisan Vermont craft and food vendors to the latest ski industry hardware and technology companies. Saturday’s Opening Parade will feature hundreds of local youth ski racers carrying participating nations’ flags and will culminate in the finish area, kicking off the competition.  

Schedule of Weekend Events (subject to change)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • Turkey Trot 5k – 9:30 a.m. – Race originates at JAX Food & Games
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Service – Preston’s at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Wobbly Barn Steakhouse
  • Matchstick Productions Movie Premiere Ruin and Rose” – 7:00 p.m. – Snowshed Base Lodge ($10)

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • Teton Gravity Research Movie Premier Tight Loose” – 7:00 p.m. – Snowshed Base Lodge ($10)

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

  • Expo Village Open 7:00 a.m. – K-1 Base Area
  • VIP Area Open – 8:00 a.m. – Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar
  • Opening Parade – 8:45 a.m.Expo Village, K-1 Base Area
  • Giant Slalom Run 1 – 9:30 a.m. – Superstar Trail
  • Giant Slalom Run 2 – 12:30 p.m. – Superstar Trail
  • Free Concert by O.A.R. – Immediately following second race runs – K-1 Base Area
  • US Ski Team Autograph Signing – 4:005:00 p.m. – K-1 Base Area
  • Warren Miller Movie Premiere “Here, There & Everywhere” – 7:00 p.m. – Snowshed Base Lodge ($20)
  • World Cup Official Post Party – Wobbly Barn Nightclub

 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

  • Expo Village Open 7:00 a.m. – K-1 Base Area
  • VIP Area Open – 8:00 a.m. – Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar
  • Slalom Run 1 – 9:30 a.m. – Superstar Trail
  • Slalom Run 2 – 12:30 p.m. – Superstar Trail

 

The general public is invited to view the women’s giant slalom and slalom races in a free general admission area when Killington hosts the first Alpine World Cup event in the eastern U.S. in 25 years. The free viewing area will accommodate approximately 7,500 spectators and Killington will provide free parking and shuttle buses for event spectators during the weekend.  No pets, lawn chairs or coolers will be permitted in the Expo Village.

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