For the second consecutive year, Vermont will welcome many of the top skiers in the world when the Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup returns to Killington Resort during Thanksgiving weekend.
This year's event will take place on Nov. 25 and 26, and will again feature giant slalom and slalom competitions. Last year, the event attracted 30,000 fans over the course of the two days, making it one of the most successful stops on the professional skiing calendar.
"We are very excited that Vermont will once again be welcoming many of the world's best skiers and their fans to Killington," said Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight. "We can think of no better way to kick off the winter snow sports season in the Green Mountain State than with the Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup in Killington."
For more information on the Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup, please visit the Killington.com website.
Below are many of the other top events scheduled for Vermont in November:
Ansel Adams: The Man and His Photography
Nov. 2, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
The Green Mountain Academy welcomes Christopher Dant, a photographer who studied with Ansel Adams in Carmel, California, in the late 1970s and 1980s, to talk about the man, his legacy, and his photographs with a stunning slideshow of Ansel's most legendary images and how Ansel created them.
6th Annual Brattleboro Film Festival
Nov. 3-12, Latchis Hotel & Theatre, Brattleboro
The Brattleboro Film Festival presents films from the USA and around the world that inform, challenge, entertain, and inspire, emphasizing viewpoints and characters often unseen in mainstream media.
Camille Thurman and Darrell Green Trio
Nov. 4, Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
Camille Thurman, an accomplished jazz singer, and saxophone player, is a two-time award winning recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and is a Fulbright Scholar. Thurman's compositions were featured in the ASCAP/ Kennedy Center "Songwriters: The Next Generation" showcase; she has also appeared on BET's Black Girls Rock.
Vermont Steampunk Expo
Nov. 4-5, Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington
The Vermont Steampunk Expo will showcase special guests and panelists, artisans, crafters, and performers from across Vermont and New England, all with a steampunk flair. Over a dozen panels will be on hand, with presentations on costuming, makers, literature, and multiculturalism in Steampunk.
Williston Historic Society's Annual Meeting
Nov. 5, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston
Join a special presentation by Devin Colman, Vermont State Architectural Historian, as he takes an illustrated look at the architectural history of Williston, from its settlement in the 1770s by Vermont's first governor, Thomas Chittenden, to the present.
Howard University Gospel Choir
Nov. 11, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Exceptional singers and musicians shape the choir's unique sound, which embraces both contemporary and traditional gospel, church hymns, Negro spirituals, and classically arranged anthems. The Howard University Gospel Choir has shared stages with musical luminaries including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, and Barry Manilow.
Capital City Concerts Presents the Music of J.S. Bach
Nov. 11, Unitarian Church, Montpelier
Beloved soprano Hyunah Yu returns to Capital City Concerts with a stellar small ensemble including violinist Theodore Arm, cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, and flutist Karen Kevra. In addition to arias, the group will include chamber music of J.S. Bach including sonatas, trio sonatas, and solo works.
Nov. 11, Barre Opera House, Barre
In her latest release, "The River and the Thread," a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical, and historic landscape of the American South.
39th Annual Putney Craft Tour
Nov. 24-26, Multiple locations, Putney and Westminster
The Putney Craft Tour features blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers - even artisan cheesemakers and custom bike makers. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these 24 prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created.
Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Nov. 24-26, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock
The Thanksgiving weekend celebration features traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse with costumed interpreters, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, programs and hands-on food preparation and preservation activities. Activities for all ages include "making the perfect piecrust" and peeling apples.
Audi FIS Ski World Cup
Nov. 25-26, Killington Resort
Following the rousing success of its 2016 event, Killington has been chosen to host professional skiing races on Thanksgiving weekend through 2018. Watch as some of the world's best skiers compete in giant slalom and slalom events.
Warren Miller's 'Line of Descent'
Nov. 29-30, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all. If there's one thing Warren Miller Entertainment has learned in seven decades of making ski films, it's that snow riders are a family-one big tribe comprised of many smaller ones. Guests are welcome to view their latest film that captures the tradition of skiing and riding.
For a comprehensive of upcoming events in Vermont, please visit the Events Calendar at VermontVacation.com.
Media Contact: Philip Tortora, Communications Director, Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, (802) 522-7323, Philip.Tortora@vermont.gov