2023 NASTAR National Championships Returns to Snowmass with $10,000 in Prize Money

February 8, 2023

Annual National Championships will take place April 3-8, 2023

Aspen Snowmass, Colo. — February 8, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – NASTAR, a part of Outside Inc., will host its National Championships at Aspen Snowmass from Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2023. Racers and spectators will gather in the Spider Sabich Race Arena at Snowmass Mountain for the third consecutive year to compete for National titles and prize money. The event will also serve as the National Pacesetting Trials for the 2023-24 winter season.

Online registration will open on February 1, 2023 and run through March 31. Registration includes entry into the race, National Championship swag & gift bag, race bib, live entertainment, awards and prize money for top three adult and junior finishers in the finals. An Outside+ membership will be required to register for the National Championships. Only one subscription is needed per household.

Prospective student-athletes may accept prize money based on their place/finish at a competition, provided the money does not exceed their expenses in those events during a calendar year or season.

Racing will kick off with the NASTAR Slalom Championships Monday, April 3 followed by the National Championship Giant Slalom races and finishing with the head-to-head, single-elimination Race of the Champions.

New in 2023, the National Pacesetting Trials will take place at the Championships for the following season. The move will allow resort pacesetters to race against the National Pacesetter when they are skiing at their best.

NASTAR is a part of the Outside Network, the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Eligible participants must log in to Outside+ to register family members for the National Championships. If you have children or a spouse racing this season, you can currently sync their personal NASTAR accounts to one Outside+ subscription. By joining Outside+, racers will become eligible for Nationals and receive premium access to results & rankings on nastar.com. In addition to unlocking all things NASTAR, Outside+ includes benefits across the 30+ brands in the Outside Network—from streaming access to U.S. World Cup ski and snowboard events (and 50 Warren Miller films) to premium GPS apps and unlimited digital content, including skimag.com.


NASTAR stands for NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski racing program in the world. Founded in 1968, NASTAR gives recreational racers an opportunity to compete and compare their scores to friends and family regardless of when and where they race using the NASTAR handicap system. NASTAR was developed by SKI Magazine in 1968 and now boasts more than 50,000 races at over 80 resorts around the country. Racers are scored by earning a handicap that represents their ability. The handicap provides participants with a tangible number, or handicap, that is the percentage they are behind the time of the National Standard or the National Pacesetter. Today, NASTAR is owned and operated by Outside Inc. NASTAR is bringing greater awareness to the sport and value to the industry while motivating participants of all ages to get involved in alpine racing.

About Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass is a values-driven company that creates premium, sustainable and transformative experiences in recreation, culture and nature. Located in Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Snowmass operates the four ski mountains of Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. In addition, the company owns and operates the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass, the Four Mountain Sports chain of rental and retail shops, and a unique blend of on-mountain food & beverage outlets. For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass.

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