2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships

March 19, 2018 - March 25, 2018
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

The Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships is much more than just a competition, it's a happening! The Championships will be a festival that celebrates the sport of alpine racing as well as a reunion for the top recreational racers in the country. We have planned an exciting week of activities for you and your guests including free concerts, autograph signings by NASTAR Pacesetters, a competitor raffle, awards receptions, a Family Team Race, a Team Race for Friends, a Resort Team competition, a slalom competition, and a final Race of Champions to determine the overall winners.

Race Information

Racers are grouped by ability, age, gender, and discipline. Each participant will take two runs on Friday and two runs on Saturday. The best handicap earned on each race day will be averaged to determine the competitors’ final results. Each racer that wins a NASTAR National Championship title within their division is invited to compete in the final Race of Champions competition on Sunday to compete in a handicapped race for the overall win. Racers carry their winning handicap into the race to level the playing field so that young and veteran racers have an opportunity to win and become the overall Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Champion.

The National Championships will also include a Family Team Race and a Friends Team Race on Thursday. Friends Teams will have an opportunity to add a U.S. Ski Team member or alumni to their team.

The NASTAR Slalom Championship will kick off the racing action on Wednesday. Participants will compete in a two run stubby gate slalom race with the best handicap earned placing racers in either the Platinum/Gold division or the Silver/Bronze division. Adults will race in the morning and juniors will compete in the afternoon.

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About NASTAR Championships

NASTAR participants qualify for the championships by earning a top ten national ranking or a top five state ranking within their age, gender and ability group by February 19, 2018. Racers can also qualify by earning a top ranking at their favorite NASTAR resort or at a Regional Championship event.

The 2018 event will be an exciting week of activities that includes race clinics, races, free concerts, autograph signings by U.S. Ski Team athletes and alumni, competitor raffles/giveaways, awards receptions, team races, and slalom racing. Participants and paid guests will receive discounts on lift tickets and lodging and they will be given a credential that provides lunch on Friday and the awards reception Saturday. In addition, participant and guest credentials provide great deals at on-mountain restaurants and in-town discounts on food and beverages, merchandise, and recreational activities. 

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Lodging In and Around Squaw Valley 

The Village at Squaw Valley

Stay slopeside in a condominium style suite in the heart of the action and just steps from the race slopes. Discounts available for NASTAR participants.

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PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

Located adjacent to the base of Squaw Valley, PlumJack is offering 10% off best available room rates for NASTAR participants from March 22-25, 2018.

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Squaw Valley Lodge

Enjoy true ski-in/ski-out condominium suites, combining all the comforts of home with the finest of hotel services and amenities. Discounts available for NASTAR participants, use code (NSTR).

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Resort at Squaw Creek

Luxury Lake Tahoe lodging in the heart of Squaw Valley. Special offer available for NASTAR participants.

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NASTAR Event Schedule

Monday, March 19
TimeEventVenue
8am-6pmCompetitor and Guest Lift Tickets can be purchased Main Ticket Office
10am-3pmPublic NASTAR Course is openRamp Run
10:30am-3pmRace Clinics hosted by Squaw Valley (Optional for participants, advanced registration required)Squaw Valley
Tuesday, March 20
TimeEvent Venue
8am-8pmCompetitor Check-InBase Camp
8am-6pmCompetitor & Guest Lift Tickets can be purchasedMain Ticket  Office
10am-3pmPublic NASTAR Course is openRamp Run
10:30am-3pmRace Clinics hosted by Squaw ValleySquaw Valley
Wednesday, March 21
TimeEventVenue
8am-8pmCompetitor Check-InBase Camp
8am-6pmCompetitor & Guest Lift Tickets can be purchasedMain Ticket Office
8:30amExhibition Lift Open to Credentialed Racers & GuestsExhibition
8:45-9:15amCourse Inspection (Adult Racers ages 21-95)Julia's Gold (A)
9am-3:30pmSponsor VillageFunitel Plaza
Thursday, March 22
TimeEventVenue
8am-8pmCompetitor Check-InBase Camp
8am-6pmCompetitor & Guest Lift Tickets can be purchasedMain Ticket Office
8:30amExhibition Lift Open to Credentialed Racers & GuestsExhibition Lift
9am-3:30pmSponsor VillageFunitel Plaza
10amFriends Team Race*Julia's B
10:30am-3pmRace Clinics hosted by Squaw ValleySquaw Valley Race Department
11am-2pmPublic NASTAR Course openRamp Run
1pmFamily Team Race*Julia's B
1-3:30pmLive DJKT Base Bar
3:30pmOpening CeremonyMain Stage - KT Base Bar 
4-6pmLive Music by OrgoneMain Stage - KT Base Bar

 *Team Awards in finish area following each race

Friday, March 23
TimeEventVenue
8am-12pmCompetitor Check-InBase Camp
8am-6pmCompetitor & Guest Lift Tickets can be purchasedMain Ticket Office
9am-3:30pmSponsor VillageFunitel Plaza
9:30amRace Start TimesSquaw Valley
11am-2pmComplimentary Lunch served to all Competitors & Credentialed GuestsPlaza Bar
11am-2pmPublic NASTAR Course openRamp Run
11:45am-12:15pmCourse inspection for afternoon races Squaw Valley
12:30pmRace Start TimesSquaw Valley
TBDNASTAR Awards CeremonyMain Stage - KT Base Bar
2-4:30pmLive Music by Poor Man's WhiskeyMain Stage - KT Base Bar
6-8pmPacesetter U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team autograph signing TBD
Saturday, March 24
TimeEventVenue
8am-6pmCompetitor & Guest Lift Tickets can be purchasedMain Ticket Office
9am-3:30pmSponsor VillageFunitel Plaza
9:30amRace Start TimesSquaw Valley 
11:45am-12:15pmCourse Inspection for afternoon racesSquaw Valley
12:30pmRace Start TimesSquaw Valley
1-4pmLive Music by Joy & MadnessMain Stage - KT Base Bar
2-4pmLive Music by Lost Whiskey EngineEvents Plaza Stage
4:30pmNASTAR Awards CeremonyMain Stage - KT Base Bar
5pm-10pmAwards ReceptionPlaza Bar - Olympic House 
6-9pmLocal Acoustic ArtistPlaza Bar - Olympic House
Sunday, March 25
TimeEventVenue
8:30amExhibition Lift Open to Credentialed Racers & GuestsExhibition Lift
9-9:30amCourse Inspection - National Title Winners OnlyJulia's Gold C
9am-3:30pmSponsor VillageFunitel Plaza
9:55amPacesetter Race U.S. Ski Team Members & AlumniSquaw Valley
10am-1pmRace of Champions Awards CeremonyRamp Run
10am Alpine Female - All AgesSquaw Valley 
10:55amPacesetter Race - U.S. Ski Team Members & Alumni Squaw Valley
11amAlpine Male - All AgesSquaw Valley 
12pmCombined Division Female - All AgesSquaw Valley
12:30pmCombined Division Male - All AgesSquaw Valley
2-5pmLive Music by SambadaMain Stage - KT Base Bar

*Race of Champions Awards Ceremony (On Going, Exhibition Finish Area)

*All National Championships competitors must check-in upon arriving to pick up their Competitor Packet. Competitors under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian present at check-in and all competitors will be required to complete a Release of Liability Waiver at this time.

Credentials

All National Championships competitors will receive a competitor credential as part of their entry fee providing access to all the NASTAR National Championships activities.

In addition, competitor credentials provide participants with great deals at on-mountain restaurants and in-town discounts on food and beverages, merchandise, and recreational activities.  Discount offers valid Wed. Mar. 20 - Sun. Mar. 25.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend all National Championships activities but a guest credential must be purchased for $40 prior to the registration deadline. The guest credential provides access to discounted lift tickets, admittance to the free lunch on Friday and the awards reception Saturday evening. Guests 5 years and younger do not need to purchase a guest credential. Competitors do not need to purchase a credential for themselves.

The Competitor Credential and any guest credentials purchased will be included in each racer's Competitor Packet which must be picked up during competitor check-in hours beginning Tues. Mar. 20 - Fri. Mar. 23 at the National Championships Headquarters.

National Championships competitors and guests must show their credential for admittance to select post-race activities and/or to receive discounts.

Clinics

We will be offering a special race clinic for the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance National NASTAR Championships the week prior to the competition. Each race clinic will include the technical skills of effective ski shape in a turn, tactics of the line, and where to most effectively start the turn. Our coaches are able to take you to the next level of ski racing.

Our staff have coached numerous athletes that have gone on to the Alpine Team ( U.S. Ski and Snowboard.) Some of these athletes have gone to the Olympics and raced in World Cup events around the world.

Details
  • Dates: Saturday, March 17 - Thursday, March 22
  • Times: 9:30am-12pm and 1-3:30pm
  • Price: $110 individual purchase, $90 in a 5 day book
  • Space is limited, book your NASTAR race clinic early
  • Register today by calling 530-452-7188

Lift Tickets at Nationals

Participants that purchase a 4-day lift ticket get the 5th day free. NASTAR has partnered with Squaw Valley to offer great discounts on lift tickets for National Championship competitors and guests.

Details
  • Adult competitors and guests can purchase daily lift tickets for $65 for the duration of the event (7 days total) 
  • Junior racers (13-18 years of age) and paid guests of the same age shall be offered a junior discounted ticket rate of $60 per one day lift ticket
  • All competitors and guests under the age of 13 will receive a discounted ticket rate of $40 per day
  • Participants who purchase four (4) one day tickets shall receive a lift ticket for the 5th day for no additional charge

It is highly recommended that participants purchase their lift tickets in advance. You can add additional days if needed when you are at Squaw Valley. Just click on the buy now to purchase. Please bring your receipt to the Competitor Check in at Base Camp Tuesday, March 20th -Friday, March 23 to pick up your tickets (you must have your receipt).

After Friday, March 16th you will need to go to the ticket office to purchase your lift tickets. All ticket offices will have a list of registered racers and paid guests for the Nationals. The Main Ticket Office will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Sunday-Sunday. Discount offer valid Sun. Mar. 18 - Sun. Mar. 25 for competitors and paid guests.

*Competitors or guests who purchase lift tickets on-site from Sun. Mar. 18 - Sun. Mar. 25 must appear on NASTAR's list of registered racers or guests.