BOSTON (WHDH) — At Killington Resort in Vermont, they need the snow, and fast.
The resort is 20 days away from hosting the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Lori Wade and her staff at Killington Market are excited about the event, which they describe as “so much fun,” and expect accommodation to be packed as thousands of people descend on town for the World Cup.
“It draws a really big crowd of spectators as well as the athletes and their entourage,” Wade said.
Killington Resort construction crews are putting the finishing touches on K1 Lodge, a building 60% larger than the last lodge, they said, and they hope to open in time for the Nov. 25 sporting events and celebrations.
The new lodge has bar and lounge areas perfect for warming up after watching races or live music.
“Saturday night we have Noah Kahan, a local from Vermont, so a lot of people are into it, that should be really great. And then Michael Fonte is on Sunday.”
The only question is will the weather cool down enough for the resort to fire the more than 100 snow cannons it takes to prepare the track for the big race.
“We are below our expectations, but we have a great team and we know that we can do it when it gets cold.”
People in town said they are optimistic the resort can pull it off.
“They have the best snow guns in all the east, so it always comes together.”
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