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NASTAR at Big Sky Resort

Discounted NASTAR Season Passes

2016 NASTAR LogoFor a limited time, Big Sky Resort is offering BSSEF parents and kids the opportunity to purchase a 2016-2017 NASTAR season pass for $83 (tax included). That’s 33% off the regular price!

The NASTAR dual GS course is located on Ambush and is accessed via the Ramcharger lift. This fun course is designed for intermediate to expert skiers and riders of all ages. The NASTAR course is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm-3:00pm starting December 23, 2016 through April 9, 2017.


Registration is not currently available.


NASTAR is the acronym for the NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski race program in the world. More than 100,000 NASTAR racer days are recorded throughout the season at 110 resorts. Participants compete within their age and gender groups to win platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals. In addition, participants are ranked in their medal group, and the top ranked racers qualify to compete in the NASTAR National Championships.

NASTAR was developed by SKI Magazine in 1968 to provide recreational racers with an opportunity to compete and to compare their scores to friends and family members regardless of when and where they race. The NASTAR handicap system is a standardized scoring program that provides participants with a tangible number that represents their ability. The NASTAR.com web site records each participants stats and ranks each racer at the host resort, in their state of residence and nationally. The NASTAR program is operated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).

Big Sky NASTAR Team Challenge

2016 NASTAR Pacesetting Trials in Copper, Colorado.
Photo © Tripp Fay

Organize your teams and get ready to race in Big Sky’s second annual NASTAR Team Challenge series. Each team consists of a minimum of six and a maximum of eight members. The six fastest racers are counted (based on their NASTAR handicap) at each race. At least one woman must race.

Races will be held on the Ambush NASTAR course every Friday from January 13, 2017 through March 10, 2017 (except February 24, 2017). Runs may be taken any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Cost: $350 per team. Sign up your teams at Mountain Sports starting January 2, 2017. (The NASTAR Team Challenge is separate and distinct from the NASTAR season pass offered above.)