"The Championships" presented by Nature Valley will bring The Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships and the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships together at Winter Park Resort, March 23-April 1.
Team members must register individually and they must include their Family Team Name in the Family Team field. Team names can be updated by logging in and clicking on the, Edit Personal Information option.
Team members competing in the U.S. Ski Team Pro-Am should enter their Team Name in the Ski Club Team field.
NASTAR and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) have joined forces to bring recreational racers and U.S. Ski Team members together for a ski racing festival that will celebrate the sport of alpine racing. The ten day celebration will include:
- The Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships March 22-25
- The Return of the Champions Family Challenge team race and U.S. Team reunion March 26
- The U.S. Ski Team Pro-Am Team Competition March 27
- The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships March 28-April 1
The Championships are designed to rally American alpine racers and the industry around one event. Recreational racers and fans of the sport will have the opportunity to meet, race and compete with current and former U.S. Ski Team members. There will be live music, Warren Miller film screenings, parties, sponsor demos, race video, and more.
NASTAR racers must qualify for the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships within their age category, division and discipline at any NASTAR resort. There are more than 120 resorts that offer NASTAR racing and participants that are ranked in the top five at any resort as of Feb. 21st, qualify for the Nationals. The Overall Champions, fastest male and female, will earn forerunner positions for the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships GS and a trip to a U.S. Ski Team training camp.
The Return of the Champions Family Challenge and U.S. Ski Team reunion is a team race where family members can compete as a team against other family teams. In addition, the event is designed as a U.S. Ski Team reunion so that alumni can bring their kids and their parents to the event and compete with their families. Teams must have a minimum of three family members and each team member will score points for their team within their age and gender group. Family Teams do not need to qualify for the race but pre-register is required as space is limited.
The U.S. Ski Team Pro-Am is a team event where race league teams and teams of friends from across the country can compete for a National Championship team title. To add to the excitement, each team will add a U.S. Ski Team member to their roster. Team captains will select their U.S. Ski Team member the night before the race at a welcome reception. Each team member will score points for their team based on the best handicap they earn in their age group. Each team must have a minimum of six team members.
The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will include Men’s & Women’s slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G. Don’t miss the action!