Recreational skiers like you and me can satisfy our racing dreams by participating in NASTAR racing (National Standard Race). Waterville Valley Resort founder, Tom Corcoran, was one of the developers (along with John Fry of SKI Magazine) of the NASTAR racing system in the late 60’s. In fact, the first pacesetting trials were held right here at Waterville Valley.
NASTAR is a great way to test and improve your skills, and wage some friendly competition on the slopes. NASTAR’s handicap system allows ski and snowboard racers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves with one another in their age group and with the national champion, regardless of when and where they race. Family and friends, ski shops and ski clubs can also compete as teams by registering in those categories. Racers can win platinum, gold, silver or bronze medals – right at the finish line!
Waterville Valley’s giant slalom-format NASTAR course is located on the Lower Utter Abandon trail and it opens for the 2016/17 season today at 12 noon! It will operate throughout the Christmas holiday week, then operate on its regular schedule of Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
The cost is $5 for the NASTAR race, $10 for unlimited runs for a day, and $100 for a season pass.