World Cup energy in Killington is ‘palpable,’ magnetic – VPR

The Women’s World Cup ski races coming to Killington this weekend are a huge shot in the arm for the local recreational and tourist industry.

"He said the World Cup has definitely created a buzz in town: “I have a lot of people who come in, they may be regular customers, or first time to the building, and they ask, 'Oh, is that where Mikaela raced?’” You can actually look through the store’s windows and see the snow-covered headwall where Mikaela Shiffrin and the world’s other leading women skiers go head-to-head. “And of course I say, ‘Yeah, it’s one of the greatest spectacles in the world, a World Cup skiing event,'" DeFrancesco-Sias said. "The energy, it's palpable.”

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