What is NASTAR?
NASTAR is the acronym for National Standard Race and is the largest public recreational ski race program in the world. Currently sponsored by SKI Magazine & Nature Valley Granola, NASTAR allows skiers to see how they rank against the US Ski Team. Since 1968, skiers have raced NASTAR at 115 participating resorts. Greek Peak is one of these resorts. Races will be held on Christy’s Run on Saturdays and Sundays. Registration can be done at the top of Christy’s Run prior to timed runs. Racers win Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medals depending on the handicap earned in their age and gender category each time they race NASTAR. Results are posted on www.nastar.com.
In addition to NASTAR, Wednesday Night Racing and Team NASTAR events are held on Christy’s Run. Look below for further information on times held, dates, and entry fees.
All NASTAR races are handicapped. For more information, please call Greg Brown at Greek Peak Ski & Ride School at (607) 835-6300. Press 8 and follow prompts to ext. 6314.
NASTAR Racing Schedule for 2013-14 Season
|Saturdays & Sundays|
|Dates / Times:||Every Saturday and Sunday. Times are 10:30am-1pm.|
|Cost:||Medal: Adults $6 for two runs; Junior (14 and under) $3 for two runs.
Non-Medal or additional runs: $1
Day Pass: $10 for unlimited runs.
|Registration:||Takes place at the start shack from 10:30am – 1pm.|
|Medals:||Available at the bottom race start shack from 1-1:30pm, then after 2:30pm at the Ticket Window located in the Katalima.|
|Team NASTAR (Sundays)|
|Dates / Times:||January 19th, 26th, February 9th, 23rd, March 2nd. Times are 2-4pm.|
|Cost:||$180.00 per team. Includes race fees, after race parties each day of the race, and end of year awards.|
|Teams:||Seven person teams; five fastest times. counted for position points. Must include at least one female. The winning team gets their names engraved on the trophy with all past winning teams.|
|Registration:||To register teams, contact Greg Brown at Greek Peak Ski & Ride School at (607) 835-6300 extension 6313. Please register by 1pm on January 26th.|
|Wednesday Night Racing|
|Dates / Times:||February 12th, 19th, 26th. Rain date is March 5th. Times are 7-8:30pm.
NOTE: Cancelled February 5th due to Soft Conditions.
|Cost:||$45 per person with season’s pass. $149 per person includes lift ticket.
Fee includes race fees, after race parties and awards.
|Teams:||Four person teams chosen by speed to ensure parity. This is a fun race open to all abilities. You must attend the Qualifier on January 29th at regular time in order to be placed on a team.|
|Registration:||Register at the start shack on Cristy’s Run on the night of January 29th.|
If you are new to the Nature Valley NASTAR experience you can register online to race any time during the year. Click here to register online at NASTAR and save time at the resort!
If you have raced Nature Valley NASTAR since 1997 there’s no need to register again – we know who you are! However, you should quickly verify that you’re in the NASTAR database by searching for your last name in the field indicated at the top of their homepage. Also, we strongly suggest that you verify the personal information on your Race Record is complete and accurate prior to the start of the season.
When you go to race at any resort, to avoid confusion simply pay your entry fee, give the starter your NASTAR Registration Number and off you go. Did you forget your number? No problem – enter your last name in the field indicated at the top of the NASTAR homepage, hit search names and you’ll see it listed next to your name. It is also indicated on your Race Record. Now don’t forget it again!
Want to learn more? Click here to register online today for additional information on Nature Valley NASTAR and answers to a number of frequently asked questions.