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 are available on either Snowmass or Aspen Mountain beginning December 17, 2021. The Aspen Mountain NASTAR course is open daily from 11am-3pm and the Snowmass NASTAR course is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am-2pm. Please call ahead for closures due to weather or private races.

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The Race Department will take racers’ best times against the pacesetter's time and handicap to determine medals according to age groups.

Snowmass NASTAR


Aspen Mountain NASTAR

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Private Race Scheduling

Group Services: 970-923-0469

2021-2022 Pricing

New this 2021-2022 winter season, NASTAR will be free and open to the public.

NASTAR For Groups

For all group activities listed below, please call Group Services at 970-923-0469 for more information.

Race Registration

Groups desiring private NASTAR events are strongly encouraged to schedule race registration through Group Services. This service is complimentary for groups expecting over 50 racers. If your group is having an opening reception or party, the Race Department can send a representative to discuss race formats and organize pre-race paperwork. This eliminates congestion on race day.

Spider Sabich Race Arena

The Spider Sabich Race Arena at Snowmass, located adjacent to the Coney Glade lift, provides a high-visibility venue for private group races. Access the race arena via the Village Express lift mid-station; the race arena is located on Blue Grouse. The race arena is located on Cabin Run to the skier's left.

Private Racing

Slalom, giant slalom, super G and FIS standard races are available upon request. Courses can be tailored to match your group's skill and competition levels. Alternative race formats are available upon request only. Pricing will vary accordingly.