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 new small resorts receive when they join NASTAR. Returning small resorts can select race venue materials from the small resort materials order form if gate panels and banners are in excellent condition.



  • 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.

Returning NASTAR Small Resort Franchises are provided 50 points to use to select new race venue materials. If your gate panels, signs and banners are in great shape you can select alternative materials.

The points are included as a part of the franchise fee. Race venue materials can be selected using this link to the Small Resort Materials Order Form.



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 sent at the begin of December

-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


To Pay by Credit Card: Please use our secure payment link: NASTAR Payment Portal


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
  • The host resort's race schedule, contact phone number, average par time and the race trail name is listed with the resort name
  • A link to the host resort’s website listed included on the resort's results page (72,192 average monthly page views) 


Marketing and PR Presence

  • The NASTAR e-newsletter is sent to all participants that opt in
  • The 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 is the founder and media partner of NASTAR
  • SKI Magazine generates significant awareness for the NASTAR program and host resorts through season-long coverage
  • One (1) program-specific full color, full-page print ad, promotional eblasts and social media inclusions across 500k digital subscribers.


Social Media

  • NASTAR maintains a strong presence on Facebook and Instagram. 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 allowing participants to sign the waiver online and go directly to the start.
  • Participant information is shared with the resort for communication and marketing.


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
  • Some resorts are offering 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 earn certified pacesetting handicaps by racing against a pacesetter with an established handicap

  • 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/she 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.
  • The Par Time of any NASTAR course 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