The popular season-ending championships will return to Steamboat from March 24-27, 2016, first of a planned two-year program. Steamboat played host to championships from 2006-2009. While at Steamboat, NASTAR experienced the highest participation it has ever seen at championships to date.
Rob Perlman, President & Chief Operating Officer at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. is looking forward to the return of the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships. “We are excited to host the 2016 and 2017 NASTAR National Championships and showcase Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A., where the spirit of fast-paced ski and snowboard racing along with team camaraderie is an integral part of the community,” said Perlman. “NASTAR racers will no doubt be delighted with the on-mountain improvements since their last visit, including the Four Point Lodge, night skiing, snowmaking and grooming as well as expanded nonstop air access from 11 U.S. cities and numerous dining enhancements throughout town.”
Lodging discounts are available for the 2016 National Championships. Call Steamboat and make sure you mention the NASTAR National Championships: 800-922-2722
The qualification deadline has been extended until, Feb 22 and that is the last day to race and qualify for the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships. If you race after Feb. 22, you can still qualify but you must request a discretionary entry. Send requests to Christina.
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- New Bump or Break Out Rule
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The 2016 event will take place Mar. 24-27 and will bring together the top recreational racers in the country to celebrate the sport of alpine racing and it will serve as the culminating event of the NASTAR season. Both NASTAR and Steamboat have planned an exciting week of activities that includes race clinics, races, free concerts, Warren Miller movie screenings, autograph signings by U.S. Ski Team alumni and NASTAR Pacesetters, competitor raffles/giveaways, awards receptions, team races, and slalom racing. Participants and their guests will receive discounts on lift tickets and lodging and they will be given a credential that provides great deals at on-mountain restaurants and in-town discounts on food and beverages, merchandise and recreational activities.
To qualify for the Championships, NASTAR racers must earn a top national, state or resort ranking in their age and ability category by February 22, 2016. Racers are grouped by age, gender, division and discipline and each participant will take two runs on Thursday, Mar. 24 and two runs on Friday, Mar. 25. The best handicap score earned on each race day will be averaged to determine the competitors’ final results. Each racer that wins a Nature Valley NASTAR National Championship title is invited to compete in the final Race of Champions competition on Saturday. Racers carry their handicap into the race to level the playing field so that young and veteran racers have an opportunity to win and become the overall Nature Valley NASTAR National Champion.
The event will also include a family team race, a team race for groups for friends and the new NASTAR Slalom Championships.
To qualify for the Championships, NASTAR racers must earn a top ten National Ranking or a top five State Ranking by Presidents Day. Participants can also qualify by earning a top five Resort Ranking in their age and ability category by February 22, 2016. Racers will be categorized by age, gender, division and discipline and take two runs on Thursday and two runs on Friday. The best handicap earned Thursday and the best handicap score earned on Friday will be averaged to determine the competitors’ final results. Each racer that wins a Nature Valley NASTAR National Championship title is invited to compete in the final Race of Champions competition on Saturday. Racers carry their handicap into the event to level the playing field so that young and veteran racers have an opportunity to win and become the overall Nature Valley NASTAR National Champion.
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