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U.S. Ski Team wants to bring Alpine World Cup back to eastern U.S.

Alpine Skiing

US skier Lindsey Vonn competes in the first run of the Women’s Giant Slalom race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in Meribel on March 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will submit a proposal for Killington, Vt., to host a women’s World Cup giant slalom and slalom race next season.

The plan will be presented this week at the International Ski Federation meetings in Zurich. The dates are Nov. 26-27, 2016.

Traditionally, Aspen, Colorado, has held the World Cup event over Thanksgiving weekend. But since the resort is hosting World Cup Finals in March 2017, there’s an opening on the calendar. If selected, Killington would become the first resort in the eastern United States to host a World Cup event since Waterville Valley, N.H., in 1991.

USSA presented the bid in conjunction with its resort partner Powdr Corp.

Tiger Shaw, the president and CEO of USSA, says he’s confident “Killington is well suited to produce an exceptional early season World Cup.”

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