Snowmass to host NASTAR National Championships
Snowmass will host the NASTAR National Championships March 20-24, bringing the best recreational racers from age 3 to 90 to the resort for an event-packed week.
Racers from 45 states will compete within their age and gender categories in the division and discipline in which they qualified for the National Championships. Competitors finishing first, second and third place in each category will be awarded gold, silver and bronze Olympic-style medallions and other high-end prizes from Transpack, Kulkea, Swix and Outdoor Tech.
NASTAR is a public, recreational alpine racing program with a presence at more than 100 ski resorts in North America.
Participants at the event will get a chance to meet and race against Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, Steve Nyman, Kaylin Richardson and other 2014 Olympic ski racing hopefuls.
Snowmass was the first place to host the NASTAR National Championship when it became a large-scale public event in 1998. Races will be held at the Spider Sabich race area.
The Aspen Skiing Co. has planned an exciting week of activities that includes race clinics, NASTAR races, free concerts, Warren Miller film screenings, competitor raffles/giveaways, awards receptions, athlete autograph sessions and team races.
A complete daily schedule of events for the 2013 Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships can be viewed at www.nastar.com/articles/2013-championships-schedule.