The NASTAR Small Resort Franchise is only available to resorts that recorded less than 500 NASTAR Racer Days during the previous season or hosted less than 100,000 Skier Days.

Below is a list of materials you will receive as a small resort member of NASTAR.


  • Timing & Scoring software
  • Web site
  • Registration Forms
  • Participant bibs                    
  • Gate panels
  • Race Today banner (wind wing or 12' x 3')
  • Register Here sign
  • Start panels (coroplast- horizontal or vertical)
Small resorts can select either a vertical self-standing Race Today banner or 12' x 3' horizontal banners with ropes.



NASTAR Small Resort Franchise Fee:  $3,000


To join NASTAR, the contract must be signed and race venue materials must be selected by October 15th.

-The contract must be digitally signed

-An invoice will be mailed upon receipt of the contract

-Payment may be made by check or credit card

-Resort must name NASTAR as an additional insured on their certificate of insurance



Make Checks Payable to:

Outside Interactive


Dept CH 10740

Palatine, IL 60055-0740


Contact Bill Madsen with questions:






How It Works

  • Resort Pacesetters earn a handicap that allows them to set the Par Time and to establish the National Standard for each racecourse
  • Participants compete against the Par Time or National Standard during each race 
  • The website is the complete resource for recreational racing and results
  • Each racer is given their own web page to monitor their results, rankings, participation badges and the ability to follow their buddies 
  • All participants earn a ranking in their age and ability group at the host resort and after three race days participants earn national, state and overall rankings
  • Participants earn handicaps based on their ability
  • Participants can qualify for the NASTAR National Championships at the end of every season


Resort Benefits For Hosting NASTAR 


NASTAR Branded Race Material

  • NASTAR banners, gate panels and signs, all designed to present a professional race venue with safe, functional and durable materials
  • NASTAR timing and scoring software that is a user friendly event management system
  • NASTAR Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals embossed with the host resort’s name or logo for race participants (must be ordered through the NASTAR licensed medal provider) 


NASTAR Website Presence

  • All participating resorts are listed online under the RACE tab at
  • A link to the host resort’s website listed on (72,192 average monthly page views) 


Marketing and PR Presence

  • The NASTAR e-newsletter: 
  • The NASTAR newsletter is sent to 70,000+ participants bi-monthly, and weekly around major events
  • Features include: special events, participant news, NASTAR resort events, U.S. Ski Team updates and more 
  • SKI Magazine:
  • The the founder and media partner of the NASTAR program, SKI Magazine generates significant awareness for the NASTAR program and host resorts through a season-long coverage. One (1) program-specific full color, full-page print ad, a promotion eblast and social media inclusions across 500k digital subscribers.


Social Media

  • NASTAR maintains a strong presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We work with resorts to share their posts and promote their programs throughout the season


Resort Participation 

We supply resorts with all of the tools necessary to host NASTAR races: 

  • Timing software, website, registration forms, bib numbers, gate panels, a race today banner and coroplast start signs..
  • Host resorts provide hardware (gates, timers, computers, display boards, etc)
  • NASTAR has developed an optional, low cost, RFID system to improve efficiency
  • NASTAR provides online registration and participant information is shared with host resorts


Entry Fees:

  • There are guidelines for pricing but the entry fee revenue is not shared with NASTAR
  • It is recommended that resorts sell a season pass to race their NASTAR course
  • Many resorts offer NASTAR racing for free as a resort amenity


Live race results are recorded online during the race:

  • Official results are posted immediately following the race.
  • National, State, Resort and Overall Rankings are updated nightly.
  • Race leagues and team scores are easily managed and accumulated results for race series are tracked online


Race staff must attend a Regional Pacesetting Trial to establish Pacesetting Handicaps:

  • Each resort must have a minimum of two (2) Pacesetters with certified NASTAR Pacesetting Handicaps.
  • A Pacesetter’s Handicap is used to set the National Standard or Par Time for each NASTAR race.
  • The Pacesetter’s Handicap is divided by his/her time to establish the time that the National Pacesetter would have skied the course had he been there that day.




  • Each resort is ultimately responsible for the location and set up of their NASTAR race venue.
  • NASTAR encourages resorts to place their race venue on a trail in a high-profile location (i.e. visible from a high-traffic lift or lodge).
  • Resorts have the option to set single or dual courses. Race courses should be approx. 350 meters in length.
  • NASTAR Giant Slalom (GS) courses must be set with 18-22 meters of space between gates vertically and 4-8 meters of offset.
  • NASTAR Slalom (SL) courses must be set with 10-14 meters of space between gates vertically and 1-6 meters of offset.
  • There are separate rankings for GS & SL races.
  • Courses must not be within 5% of the Cap Time. The Cap Time is defined as the time it takes a Pacesetter to tuck from the start to the finish of the course without going around gates and is the fastest possible time the venue will allow. This rule forces the course setter to set turns in the racecourse to test the participants skill level.

Due to a number of variables at each resort, the look and feel of each race venue will vary according to the resort.



NASTAR Medals                                                         

  •  NASTAR medals/pins are a separate purchase and are embossed with the resort logo or name.
  • To order Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Racer pins, Order Here