NASTAR is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with an opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team (USST). NASTAR is the largest recreational ski race program in the world, developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, and is available at over 120 of the nation’s premier resorts.
This fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another, regardless of when and where they race. This is accomplished by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. Each time you race NASTAR, you could win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap you earn.
Cataloochee NASTAR Public Racing will begin Sundays as quickly as snowmaking temperatures return, slopes permitting and registration begins at 10:00am. Course runs from 11am until 1:30pm. Registration and payment is at the Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge. NASTAR pre-registration is available online at Nastar.com.
All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.
NASTAR RACING is postponed at the current time.
NASTAR Racing Rates
$10.00 / 2 Runs
$20.00 / Unlimited Runs
Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series
Open to everyone 18 and older, Cataloochee will be hosting the 10th Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series beginning January 5, 2017. Races will be held each Thursday evening and all races begin at 7pm:
Thursday, January 5 – POSTPONED
Thursday, January 12 – POSTPONED
Thursday, January 19 – POSTPONED
Thursday, January 26
Thursday, February 2
Thursday, February 9
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, February 23
Individuals will race against the clock on a modified GS or Slalom course for the better of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and women’s age divisions will win some great prizes!
Age categories are 18-20, 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & up and over for both men and women. Helmets and Goggles are required. Helmets are available for rental. Registration is open from 6 until 7:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm and ends when all racers have had two runs or 8:30pm, which ever comes first.
Awards immediately following race conclusion.
Cataloochee Challenge Cup Racing Rates
$15.00 Race Only
$35.00 Race and Night Lift Ticket (6 -10pm)