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Satisfy your ski racing dream

December 26, 2016

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 WednesdayFridaySaturday and Sunday.  Racing starts at 12 p.m.  Register to race at the Snowsports desk on the first floor of the base lodge each race day between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. You can also sign up right at the starting gate once the race is underway.

The cost is $5 for the NASTAR race, $10 for unlimited runs for a day, and $100 for a season pass.

NASTAR at Waterville Valley

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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