Race The Face signals the end of the official Ski Runners season, and we make sure our annual club race is a great time for everyone. In a parallel GS, the kids race against each other, brothers race sisters, parents race each other, parents race their kids, the dog races the cat. The kids wear costumes. You get the idea. There’s no timing. Today is all about fun and celebrating the season as a team!
Come out and cheer Ski Runners youngest members enjoying themselves in this fun all-mountain competition. The Alpine Devo, All-Mountain, and U10 groups will ski one race run, one mogul run, and one terrain park run for one overall score. We'll be hosting similar groups from Pico, Ford Sayre, Quechee and more for this super fun day. Awards will be given to the top 3 girl and boy finishers in each age group.
On Sunday, February 25, it’s the U12s turn to race for glory on The Face at the Suicide 6 Stubby SL. What’s a stubby? It’s a hinged SL gate that’s only about 24 inches tall. The kids “shin” these gates as they learn to make fast, clean slalom turns. Come out and support the home team!
The FISK Trophy Race is the longest consecutively-running FIS race in the United States. Some of the best men in the country, including current and former U.S. Ski Team members will test their SL skills on The Face at Suicide Six.
This will be the 81st running of the event! The race was hosted by Woodstock Ski Runnersin 1936. At the race in February of 1937, Elizabeth Fisk, an avid skier and member of the Woodstock Ski Runners, donated a silver bowl for the winner and the race became known from that point forward as “The Fisk Trophy Race.” Woodstock Ski Runners has hosted the race every year since and to this day, The Fisk Trophy Race remains a rite of passage for major eastern ski racers. Notable past winners include Bode Miller, Chip Knight, Jimmy Cochran, Shane McConkey and many other Olympians, U.S. Ski Team members, and NCAA Champions.
The best U16-U21 VARA athletes will put it all on the line on Saturday, February 10. Both the women and men will compete for honors in the Vermont Cup Finals. Come see some of our WSR athletes represent us as they race against the best ski racers in Vermont!
Stick around for Sunday, February 11 and watch the FISK Trophy Race. The FISK is the oldest consecutive-running FIS race is the U.S. Many of the best men in the country, including current and former U.S. Ski Team members, are scheduled to be here!
Mikaela Shiffrin and the best women in the world are returning to Killington! They’ll be racing GS on Saturday and SL on Sunday. Many Ski Runners families attended the race last year and had a great time. There will be a parade for the kids, so stay tuned for further details. Who wants to organize the tailgate?
WSR Clubhouse at Suicide 6 - The first day of Dry-land training for the alpine programs is Sunday, November 5. We’d like all parents to join us for an orientation session while the kids are out hiking Suicide 6. This is your opportunity to ask questions about your child’s program, gear, ski tuning or even trade that pair of ski pants that do not fit anymore. Then we will fire up the grill and celebrate the coming season. We’ll provide basic grill items like burgers, dogs, buns and condiments, but we’d love our membership to bring a snack, side or dessert to share. If you are new to the club, this is a great opportunity to meet other families and learn what makes Ski Runners so special!