NASTAR recreational racing returns  to Bear Valley for its seventh season . Again, we plan to hold races on most Saturdays and over the Holidays in December

This program provides the opportunity for skiers, boarders and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to compete with friends, family and other racers around the country or just work on their own personal improvement. The NASTAR handicap system provides racers with a handicap number that represents their ability as compared to the national zero handicap held by Ted Ligety (USST). You 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.

We are excited to once again offer NASTAR season passes to all Team members as part of their Team fees this season. Parents of a child on one of the Bear Valley Teams get 1 complimentary day pass to try NASTAR yourself!  Just check at the  Kiosk in the Sunroom, or at the NASTAR start and we can help you get started!

Bear Valley through the efforts of BVSEF, is proud to be one of just 4 resorts in California to host this program. For more information check the NASTAR website.

Planned race dates for the 2016-2017 Season (subject to weather/conditions) are:

Dec –17, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,31
Jan – 14, 15, 21, 28
Feb – 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar – 4, 11, 18, 25

To compete in NASTAR events you must register with NASTAR and obtain a NASTAR number. NASTAR numbers are permanent, so your number is good for as long as you want to race. If you are not sure if you are registered, you can check the NASTAR  website for your  ID. Click here to  check your account or register with NASTAROnce you are registered, you can sign up for individual races or purchase a season race pass. You must sign  a liability release for 1) Bear Valley Resort and  this year,  2) NASTAR which is under new ownership. Neither of these are available electronically, so please complete at the Kiosk or main office at the Resort.

Season NASTAR Race Passes for all 20+ races are available for $59 for Youth 17 and Under and $99 for Adults (18+).  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. Purchase  Bear Valley NASTAR Season Race Pass online.  ( Link to be active soon), at the Kiosk in the Sunroom or in the Main Office at the ski area

NASTAR individual races can also be purchased at the  Season Pass office  or at the top of the course on race days. Individual race price is $10 for 2 runs; $15 for unlimited runs.

The NASTAR coordinator is Ellen Hoffman.  She will be at the information kiosk in the Sunroom at the Resort  most Saturday mornings or by email at