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NASTAR (National Standard Race) provides a fun, competitive racing program for all ages through a handicap system that allows racers from across the country to compare their handicap. Crystal Mountain consistently ranks as one of the top NASTAR resorts in the Midwest.
How does Pacesetting work?
Pacesetting is a proactive, daily ongoing process and handicaps could change throughout the day. NASTAR courses can experience diverse course conditions. When course conditions are variable, pacesetters should continually test the Par Time. If a pacesetter can earn a handicap that is two points lower than their pacesetting handicap, the course is getting faster and a new Par Time should be established. In addition, if the course gets slower and the pacesetter cannot earn a handicap that is within two points of their pacesetting handicap, a new Par Time should be established.
Adults (Ages 18+): $10 for unlimited runs
Special $5 Junior Rate at Crystal Mountain: Are you the next Olympic skier in training? All Junior age skiers (ages 7-17) will be half-off (only $5 for unlimited runs) this winter. Come out and join the fun and who knows - maybe we'll see you in a U.S. Ski Team uniform in the future Olympics!
Sign-up the day of the race at one of the outside windows at the Mountain Adventure Zone or the top of the Cheers To Lou race shack at the beginning of the races. Our NASTAR course is located on the Cheers To Lou slope.
Racing results online daily at nastar.com.
2023 - 2024 Operating Hours
All posted dates and hours are weather permitting.
December 26 - 31, 2023: Available Daily from 1pm - 3pm
January 1 - 3, 2024: Not Available
January 4 - February 23, 2024: Thursdays - Sundays only from 1pm - 3pm
February 24 - March 17, 2024*: Thursdays - Sundays only from 11am - 1pm
*Please Note: NASTAR will not operate on the following days: March 9, 10, and 16, 2024. The final day of NASTAR will be on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
NASTAR SEASON PASS ADD-ON
Add on a NASTAR season pass to your Crystal Mountain season pass, valid for unlimited runs during regular NASTAR hours. Medals are not included and pass is not valid for lift access. NASTAR racers must have a valid lift ticket or Crystal Mountain season pass, and a release form on file.