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U.S. Ski & Snowboard confirms the 2022-23 FIS World Cup schedule in the United States after the 2022 fall FIS meetings. U.S. Ski & Snowboard and its resort partners will host four alpine World Cups, one freestyle World Cup and three snowboard/freeski World Cups—the most ever on U.S. soil.
“We could not be more excited to host eight World Cups at U.S. venues this season,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, President & CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “This is a pivotal moment for skiing and snowboarding in the United States, allowing sports fans to watch the best of the best compete on their home mountains and inspire generations to come.”
Alpine World Cups
As is tradition, the 2022-23 U.S. FIS World Cup circuit will begin on the east coast with the women’s alpine team racing giant slalom and slalom at the fan-favorite Killington Cup. 40,000 fans are expected to cheer on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team women, including five-time Killington Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin.
The week after Killington, the men are in Beaver Creek, Colorado for the annual Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup for super-G and downhill events starring 2022 Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle.
After a European stint, the World Cup tour returns to the United States at the end of February for giant slalom and slalom races at the Palisades Tahoe World Cup, with hometown racers and World Cup podium stars Bryce Bennett and Travis Ganong returning to race in front of their home crowd. To conclude the U.S. circuit, the men heads to Aspen, Colorado at the beginning of March for the Aspen World Cup speed events on the famed America’s Downhill course.
Snowboard / Freeski World Cups
Copper Mountain will host two World Cups in November: the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota. Both events will bring the best competitive freeskiers and snowboarders to world-class big air and halfpipe venues. Athletes, including 2022 Olympic medalists Alex Hall and Julia Marino, will compete.
In February, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix will return to Mammoth Mountain in California for slopestyle and halfpipe competitions.
Freestyle World Cups
From February 2-4, the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup returns to Deer Valley Resort for its 25th year and will host moguls, aerials and dual moguls on the famous 2002 Olympic course. In the aerials event, 2022 Olympic champion aerialists Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis, and Justin Schoenfeld will be competing, while 2022 Olympic silver medalist Jaelin Kauf headlines the moguls competition.
2022-23 World Cup Schedule
Freeski and Snowboard
- Dec. 16-17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s halfpipe
- Dec. 16-17: Visa Big Air presented by Toyota, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s big air
- Feb. 2-4: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, California; men’s and women’s halfpipe/slopestyle
- Feb. 2-4: Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International, Deer Valley, Utah; men’s and women’s aerials/mogul
- Nov. 26-27: Killington Cup, Vermont; women’s slalom/giant slalom
- Dec. 2-4: Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill/downhill
- Feb. 25-26: Palisades Tahoe, California; men’s slalom/giant slalom
- March 3-5: Aspen World Cup, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill
Aspen World Cup – Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
John Rigney, Senior Vice President, Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort
“It’s thrilling to see World Cup racing back in Aspen. Our community’s alpine heritage and love of skiing runs deep and everyone pitches in to support events that bring the best in the world to Aspen. Having the men on our iconic America’s Downhill track will be incredible. World Cup Finals in 2017 was amazing, but we haven’t seen this level of racing on that course in years. The energy, the excitement, the crowds lining the course, and the speed—I believe people will be blown away by what they see on one of the world’s most exciting downhill venues.”
Xfinity Birds of Prey – Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
Nadia Guerriero, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Beaver Creek Resort
“We are so excited to host the Birds of Prey World Cup again this season at Beaver Creek. As a favorite course of U.S. racers and coaches, we are counting down the days until we welcome the world to our incredible steep terrain, intimate alpine village and exceptional guest service.”
Ross Leonhart, Marketing and Multi-Media Manager, Vail Valley Foundation
“As a staple on the World Cup circuit since 1997, we are excited to see more ski racing on American soil this year. We know there is an appetite for ski racing in the United States and can’t wait to see more of it. The annual Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek have become known as the kickoff to winter in North America and a celebration of exciting speed events. There’s nothing quite like World Cup ski racing and the atmosphere that comes along with it, especially here in the United States.”
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix & Visa Big Air present by Toyota – Copper Mountain, Colorado
Dustin Lyman, President and General Manager, Copper Mountain
As Copper embarks on its 50th anniversary season, we are thrilled to honor our longstanding partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and welcome the return of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, and the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota event. Hosting elite-level competitions is in Copper’s DNA and there’s truly no better way to celebrate this monumental season than to unite some of the most passionate athletes and fans in the sport at these world-class events. We look forward to another great year ahead.
Killington Cup – Killington Ski Resort, Vermont
Mike Solimano, President & General Manager, Killington Resort and Pico Mountain
“It is truly an honor to welcome the World Cup each year to Killington. Watching world-class athletes racing down Superstar, encouraged by such a passionate crowd, is an unmatched experience. The Killington Cup is about the community as much as the competition and in the past, the number of fans in attendance has broken records. We’re excited to return this year with Friday night festivities like the bib draw and fireworks and the new K-1 Lodge to welcome them all. I personally can’t wait to see if Mikaela Shiffrin will be able to hold on to her title for the sixth time or if a new face will claim the crown.”
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Mammoth Mountain, California
Michelle Tomaier, Director, Events, Sponsorships and Athletes
“Mammoth is proud to host our 17th Toyota U.S. Grand Prix here in our Unbound Terrain Parks. Our 20+ year partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and our commitment to all levels of athletic training and competition, are at the core of the Mammoth brand. We look forward to watching hometown heroes like Maddie Mastro, Dusty Henricksen and Brock Crouch, as well as the rest of the field, compete at the highest level this February.”
Palisades Tahoe World Cup – Palisades Tahoe, California
Communications and Public Relations Team, Palisades Tahoe
“Palisades Tahoe looks forward to continuing our tradition of hosting the greatest international winter events and we couldn’t be more proud to welcome the international ski community back to our resort. This year, the resort is hosting a men’s event for the first time since 1969. The event will be held on the same trail used in 2017 for the women’s alpine cup races; the course was described as one of the toughest venues on the women’s circuit. Palisades Tahoe is honored to host a world cup event and eagerly awaits the positive energy brought to the community by a World Cup event.”
Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup – Deer Valley, Utah
Susie English, Vice President of Marketing, Deer Valley Resort
“The 2023 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International in February will mark 25 years that Deer Valley Resort has hosted elite international ski competitions. Our continued commitment to hosting these world-class events is a hallmark of Deer Valley’s legacy and we are excited to welcome the athletes and spectators back to our venue as nighttime events are planned to return this year.”
Header image: A record crowd cheers on the women at the 2019 Killington Cup. Credit: U.S Ski & Snowboard – Jack Arrix