NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials


The U.S. Ski Team will be setting the pace for NASTAR during the NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain, November 10th.


Would you like to see the National Team race NASTAR? This is your chance! The public is welcome to watch the event and there will be an autograph session and an opportunity to meet the athletes at JJ's following the race.


U.S. Ski Team Alumni will also be competing to earn their pacesetting handicaps. Daron Rahlves, Andrew Weinbrecht and Casey Puckett will be hosting Regional Pacesetting Trials across the country for the 100+ resorts and clubs that host NASTAR races.


In addition, the overall winners of the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships at Squaw Valley last spring are invited to race with the National Team. The U.S. Paralympic Team will also be on hand to set the handicap discounts for adaptive athletes and the country's top telemarkers and snowboarders will set the handicap discount for their disciplines.


The NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials is used to set the National Standard for the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR program and to handicap pacesetters. Every NASTAR race has a pacesetter with a certified handicap that is used to set the National Standard. NASTAR participants earn a handicap each time they race which represents the difference between their race time and the National Standard time expressed as a percentage. If a participant earns a 25 handicap, they are 25% behind the National Standard or the time the fastest U.S. Ski Team racer would have raced the course had he/she been there that day.



9:00am - 11:00am – NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials GS

11:30am - 1:30pm – NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials SL

4:00pm – Autograph signing and meet the athletes: JJ's Tavern

Ted Ligety