Sign-up by returning your contract before Oct. 1st 

Click the link above to join NASTAR

NASTAR is offering returning small resorts new race course materials to reward participation. 



NASTAR Resort Franchise Fee:  $1,300

  • Contract must be received by October 1st via Email or US Mail
  • An invoice can be mailed upon receipt of the contract
  • Resort must name NASTAR as an additional insured on their certificate of insurance
  • Franchise fee does not include the cost of medals. NASTAR medals must be order through Lasting Impressions: Cheryl 800-767-9577,


Make Checks Payable to:    U.S. Ski Team

Mail to:

U.S. Ski Team

Attn: Bill Madsen

1 Victory Lane

Park City, UT 84060


-To register by Oct. 1, 2019. U.S. Ski & Snowboard must receive an executed contract, materials order form and resort information form.



All NASTAR small resorts must display the following materials to promote their NASTAR franchise:

  • Race Today banner
  • Gate Panels
  • Coroplast Panels:
    • Register Here
    • Start
    • NASTAR Information 

Returning small resorts are given 50 points to order NASTAR materials for their race venue.

If the gate panels, banners and signs received during the last two seasons are in excellent condition, alternative materials can be ordered.

If you would like to upgrade to the NASTAR Returning Resort Program and get 100 points for NASTAR materials, contact Bill Madsen.

The following list shows materials and the associated points for each item.

Small Resort Materials

An order form will be sent to the NASTAR Coordinator upon receipt of contract and payment



  • 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 about 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 10-12 meters of space between gates vertically and 2-6 meters of offset.


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

Race venue materials
















The NASTAR program is operated by U.S. Ski & Snowboard and it is the premier youth feeder program for the U.S. Ski Team.





Participants earn Handicaps based on their ability and they can win Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals embossed with the host resort’s name.

Each racer is given their own web page to monitor their results and rankings (sample).

There are separate rankings for GS & SL races.

NASTAR encourages resorts to standardize their GS course(s) to have a Par Time of 23 seconds. Courses must be set so that no course is 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 put turns in the course.

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

NASTAR Resort Benefits:

NASTAR Web Site:

  • All NASTAR resorts are listed online under the RACE tab at
  • A link to the host resort’s website, contact information and race schedule is listed online.
    • 72,192 average monthly page views.
  • We encourage host resorts to create a NASTAR page on their website and link to their NASTAR results.

NASTAR e-Newsletter:

  • The NASTAR newsletter is sent to 30,000+ participants bimonthly and weekly around major events.
  • Features include: special events, participant news, NASTAR resort events, U.S. Ski Team updates and more

Ski Racing Magazine

SKI Magazine

  • SKI magazine, founder and media partner of the NASTAR program, promotes NASTAR through a season-long brand campaign and advertising schedule. SKI Magazine generates significant awareness for the NASTAR program and the host resorts by running five (5) program-specific 4C full-page ads throughout the season. 300,000 subscribers.
  • NASTAR promotional eblast

Social Media

  • NASTAR maintains a strong presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We work with resorts to share their posts and promote their programs.
  • Broadcast and Digital Content. U.S. Ski & Snowboard produces NASTAR specific content to be included in the broadcasts of Alpine World Cup on NBC and NBC Sports Network. U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in partnership with Ski Racing also produces NASTAR specific digital content throughout the season that is distributed via digital and social networks.




NASTAR supplies resorts with all of the tools necessary to host NASTAR races

  • Timing software, website, registration forms, bib numbers, gate panels, start, finish and race today banners, Pacesetter bib, coroplast signs and supplemental promotional information.
  • Host resort provides hardware
  • Gates and timing equipment.
  • NASTAR has developed an optional, low cost, RFID system to improve efficiency

The host resort collects and keeps all entry fees

  • There are recommended guidelines for pricing but the resorts’ revenue is not shared with NASTAR.
  • Many resorts will sell a season pass to race their NASTAR course.

Live race results are recorded online during the race

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.

NASTAR Participant Demographics