The Putnam National Pacesetting Trials

Ted Ligety and the U.S. Ski Team will be setting the pace for NASTAR during the Putnam Investments National Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain, November 19th. We are inviting each NASTAR resort and club to send two pacesetters to Copper to earn their pacesetting handicaps against the National Team. This is each NASTAR resort's opportunity to see how their pacesetters match up against World and Olympic Champion, Ted Ligety and other members of the U.S. Ski Team.

Would you like to see Mikaela Shiffrin and her teammates race NASTAR on the Copperopolis trail? This is your chance! The public is welcome to watch the event and there will be a autograph session and an opportunity to meet the athletes at JJ's following the race.

In addition to resort pacesetters, NASTAR's Overall winners from the Race of Champions during the NASTAR National Championships at Steamboat last spring earned a spot 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 discount for their disciplines. The event is by invitation only and resort pacesetters will need to be approved by their host resort.

U.S. Ski Team Alumni will also be competing to earn their pacesetting handicaps for the Regional Pacesetting Trials. Daron Rahlves, Casey Puckett and Marco Sullivan will be hosting pacesetting trials across the country for resort pacesetters that cannot attend the National Pacesetting Trials.


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