Tentative Schedule of Events
9am - 10am
Clinics will be run on-mountain by the host NASTAR Pacesetter. These clinics are a great opportunity to get world class coaching on the race hill and discuss general race topics and tactics (i.e. Inspecting the course, starting, turning and the finish). See below for which Pacesetter is coming to YOUR mountain!
10am – 12pm
Session One, Family Challenge Race Begins
12pm – 1pm
Course Reset or Afternoon Race Clinic (TBA)
1pm – 2:30pm
Session Two, Family Challenge Race Continues
Awards & Autograph signings at the Cuties Tent
Additional Information about the Races
All racers will be given a minimum of two runs through the NASTAR course throughout the day. Each resort may run their race a bit differently, keep an eye out for the final schedule of events the week leading up to the weekend on NASTAR.com or the resort’s webpage.
Prizes, giveaways and awards will be given away throughout the weekend, with the fastest Family Team from both Saturday and Sunday’s race taking home a Flip UltraHD Video Camera. See you on the hill!
2011 Family Challenge Announced Pacesetters
Date Location NASTAR Pacesetter
Dec. 19, 2010 Crystal Mountain, MI AJ Kitt
Jan. 15-17, 2011 Perfect North Slopes, IN Kaylin Richardson
Jan. 22-23, 2011 Granite Peak, WI AJ Kitt
Jan. 29-30, 2011 Chestnut Mountain, IL AJ Kitt
Feb. 5-6, 2011 Boyne Mountain, MI Kaylin Richardson
March 5-6, 2011 Beaver Creek, CO Carolline Lalive
March 12-13, 2011 Breckenridge Resort, CO Carolline Lalive
March 19-20, 2011 Telluride, CO Carolline Lalive
**See our Pacesetter’s Bios below
AJ Kitt is a household name in the ski racing community. Kitt, a member of the US Ski Team for over 10 years, is a two-time U.S. downhill champion (1992, '95) and two-time U.S. Super G champion (1991, '92). He was the first American male athlete to compete in four Olympics in alpine skiing, representing the country at Winter Games in 1988, '92, '94 and '98, and was the top North American finisher at the ’92 Games. He spent a decade on the World Cup tour, where he posted 12 podium appearances and won the bronze medal in downhill at the 1993 world championships. With 21 World Cup top ten finishes in addition to his numerous titles and medals, it is no surprise that AJ is one of the most recognizable personalities in ski racing. Today, Kitt makes his home base in Hood River, OR and remains very active in the sport and serves as the traveling pacesetter for NASTAR, making it clear that his passion for, and continued dedication to the sport of ski racing is unmatched.
Kaylin Richardson is a two-time Olympian and four-time Alpine National Champion. After competing in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver she announced her retirement from alpine ski racing. During her ten year run on the US Ski Team she travelled the world while managing her own company, handling multiple sponsorships and cultivating a personal brand. Kaylin recently moved to Southern California to parlay her athletic career into an entertainment career. As a television host, motivational speaker, and spokesperson her hopes are to educate, entertain, and excite viewers whether the arena is sport, academia, or comedy.
Birthdate: 8/10/79 Birthplace: Truckee, CA Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO Years on Team: 13 3 Time Olympian 3 Time National Champion HIGHLIGHTS * - Olympics: 1998, 2002, ’06 * - World Championships: ’99, ’00, ’01, ’03, ‘05 * - Career: 5 World Cup top-3s, 25 other top-10s * - 2nd in ’06 Val d’Isere World Cup DH * - 2nd in '02 Zauchensee World Cup DH * - 3rd in '02 Lake Louise super World Cup SG * - 2nd in two combined events ('00, '01) * - '99 World Juniors Champions UPDATE After retiring in April, Caroline went back and finished school. Currently, she resides and works in Steamboat as a medical esthetician as well as enjoys coaching US Ski Team Development Camps and junior camps, and working as a personal trainer for professional/amateur athletes.