downhill throwdown poster
If you were staying at the October Country Inn next weekend, you would be in for a rare spectacle.  Because, on June 6, 7 & 8, Killington hosts downhill skateboarders from around the world.  In short, they come to compete in the second annual Throwdown freeride event.  Presented by Restless Longboards, this speed competition is a favorite for downhill skateboard and street luge competitors.  Because, this steep downhill course covers the twists, and turns of the lower two miles of East Mountain Road.  And racers can reach speeds of 75 miles per hour.

Killington hosts downhill skateboarders.

Click on this YouTube video link to follow Sam Blais and Sam Davignon down the course.  Obviously, this is the fastest course east of the Mississippi.  That is to say, East Mountain Road is notoriously steep and very challenging to ride.  For this reson, over a daredevil skateboarders zoom downhillhundred competitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Spain, and New Zealand are expected to compete in this event.    The Killington Downhill Throwdown is the first stop in this year’s Vermont International Downhill Federation Skate Week.  Part two is hosted by Burke Mountain on June 11 to 13.

The course follows East Mountain Road.

Therefore, Don’t miss the action.  Racing on East Mountain Road starts daily at 9:00am and ends at 5:30pm.  As a result, the road will be closed for the racing during this event from 8:00am to 6:00pm.  Get there early and get a good spot.  Passage up East Mountain Road between events will be allowed (approximately every 20 minutes) and the Killington Police Department will be directing traffic.  This is really exciting stuff to watch.  These skateboarders are very skillful and go very fast.  Don’t miss it.