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World Cup Racing Returns East

World Cup Racing Returns East
Julie Parisien
The last time the White Circus lit up an Eastern resort, an Eastern girl won the GS. Julie Parisien would love to see it happen again.

Eastern ski-racing fans still remember their brush with Alberto Tomba. The Italian playboy, at the height of his wine-women-and-winning career, won a GS on Thursday and nailed a second in slalom on Saturday.

That was March 1991, at Waterville Valley, N.H., and it was the last time the World Cup staged a race in the Eastern U.S.—the last time, until Killington welcomes it back for a women’s GS and slalom this Thanksgiving weekend, when racing fans from America’s major metros can get close enough to the White Circus’s biggest stars to hear the slap of armor on gate.

Beast of the East: Killington Roars to Life on Tuesday

Killington Resort
Killington Courtesy
Passholders rewarded with dibs on first day; public rolls in on Wednesday.

Killington’s claim on first-to-open status in the East appears to be safe for another year. Its lifts, which operated through Memorial Day last spring despite what is now widely considered the worst winter ever in New England, will begin spinning again on Tuesday, the resort announced late Monday night following a five-inch snowfall over the weekend.

The first day of operation will be reserved for passholders—a special treat for the most loyal customers. Starting Wednesday, the general public is welcome.

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