Some of Vermont’s – and the worlds – best women ski racers hit the slopes Saturday for the Stifel (STEE-fel) Killington World Cup. Utah’s Elizabeth and Mary Bocock regrouped at the bottom of the Superstar Trail, moments after their first slalom runs of the day. The sisters are excited to compete, viewing the cup as an opportunity to improve with each race. Both members of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, the Bococks are hot off world cup debuts at October’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Austria. Family traveled from around the U.S. to watch them compete in Killington. The Bococks are two of 98 athletes, hailing from 21 countries, competing in the cup. More than 30,000 people swarmed the base of the mountain to watch skiers rip through the course. Athletes raced a second slalom run at 2 p.m. with festivities following late into Saturday night. Sunday brought two more races and an awards ceremony, with first place to receiveing $64,300, the most prize money in U.S. Ski and Snowboard history.
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