- Dec. 17 NASTAR Open Race Clinic
- Dec. 18 Nature Valley NASTAR Open
- Dec. 19 NASTAR Family Challenge
The Nature Valley NASTAR Open at Crystal Mountain, MI provides participants with race clinics, parties, concerts, races for age and ability groups, a family team race, reduced lift ticket and lodging rates. Contact Crystal Mountain today: 800-YOUR-MTN ext. 5100
AJ Kitt and Crystal Mountain will host race clinics on Friday to prepare for the races. The clinics will be a great opportunity for participants to get world class coaching on the race hill where they will compete during the NASTAR Open. Race Clinic prices are $89 all day (9am-4pm), includes a lunch voucher and $49 for a half-day Race Clinic 1pm-4pm. Reserve your place in the clinic early by contacting Crystal Mountain: 231-378-2000 ext 7501
Nature Valley NASTAR Open Race
The NASTAR Open race will reward the top three racers in each age and ability group. Each participant will take two runs and their best handicap will be used to award the top three places within the Platinum/Gold and the Silver/Bronze divisions. The top three places will also automatically qualify for the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships in Winter Park, CO March 24-27. In addition, the male and the female racers that record the lowest handicaps overall during the Open we win complimentary entries to the Nationals.
The NASTAR Family Challenge
The Family Challenge race is included as a part of the NASTAR Open entry fee. NASTAR Open competitors are encouraged to form family teams with two or three team members. Families of four can enter two teams and families of six can enter three different teams. Each team member will score team points based on the handicap they earn in their age and gender group. The team points from the two highest point gainers on each team are added together and divided by two. The family team with highest team point score wins.
NASTAR racers need to pre-register for the event. The entry fee is $39 and includes entry into the Open race on Saturday, entry into the NASTAR Family Challenge race on Sunday, a NASTAR gift bag, a raffle for great prizes, an awards ceremony and a reception with live music. Registration will be available onsite but the cost will be $45 and preferred start positions will be given to pre-registered racers.