NASTAR is the acronym for the National Standard Race and is the largest public recreational grassroots ski racing program in the world.
Developed in 1968, NASTAR provides a fun, competitive and easily accessible recreational ski racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows skiers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves against their friends, family members and the U.S. Ski Team regardless of when and where they race.
Public NASTAR courses in Aspen Snowmass are available seven days a week on either Snowmass or Aspen Mountain (or both). Aspen Mountain is open daily from 11am-3pm and Snowmass is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. Please call ahead for closures due to weather or private races.
The Race Department will take racers’ best times against the pacesetter's time and handicap to determine medals according to age groups.