What is NASTAR?
NASTAR recreational racing comes to Bear Valley this season with over 20 race dates planned. This program provides the opportunity for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels to compete with friends, family and other racers around the country.
How does NASTAR work?
The NASTAR handicap system provides racers with a handicap number that represents their ability. Your will be able to see your stats and how you rank nationally on the NASTAR website. Based on performance racers can win medals and qualify to compete in the NASTAR National Competition each year.
On which run will the races be held?
All races will be held, fittingly, on the NASTAR run. For most races, the start will be on the “NASTAR Bump” although we may schedule a few “Super NASTAR” races from the top of the run.
How do I sign up?
First, you must register with NASTAR on the NASTAR website. Go to NASTAR.COM and click “Register” on the top menu and follow the instructions. Once you have your NASTAR number you are ready to race ….just decide if you want to pay for single races or purchase a Season NASTAR Pass. NASTAR numbers are permanent so if you have a number from a previous season you are ready to race just purchase your Season Race Pass or an individual race.
How much does NASTAR cost?
NASTAR Season Race Passes for all 20+ races are available for $69 for Youth 13 and under and $119 for Adults (14+). There will be no refunds on Season Passes if some races are cancelled due to conditions. All racers must also possess a valid lift ticket or Bear Valley Season Pass.
NASTAR Season Race Passes and individual races can also be purchased at the NASTAR stand next to the Kiosk in the Sunroom on race days. Individual race price is $10 for 2 runs; $15 for unlimited runs.
How many NASTAR races will there be?
There are more than 20 races scheduled and as with all snow sports events each race is subject to weather and snow conditions. The planned race dates are:
- Dec – 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
- Jan – 2, 3, 4, 5, 19, 20, 26
- Feb – 1, 8, 15, 16, 22
- Mar – 1, 8, 29, 30
- Apr – 5, 6, 12, 13
There will be no refunds on Season Passes if some races are cancelled due to conditions.