NASTAR is the acronym for the NAtional STAndard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski race program in the world. 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.
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. You can check your account or register with NASTAR at http://www.nastar.com/
Nastar registration fees are included when you are a member of the team. We will encourage coaches to run the Nastar course with their teams. To minimize long lines at the start, please ensure your ski team member is signed up for Nastar on the first day of the season or during the first weekend of scheduled training at the events booth.
For more information, check out the NASTAR page.
Skier / Bordercross
Each season, Bear Valley holds several Slopestyle competitions which challenge competitors to demonstrate their terrain park skills. This season the 6ifth Annual Nickolay Dodov Slopestyle Competition will be held in March. Watch for announcements coming later in the season.
The Rasmussen Classic is the yearly USSA sanctioned Youth GS and/or SL race held at Bear Valley. The Rasmussen Classic is a great opportunity for any Devo team member to experience a fun and truly competitive youth ski race. This event is typically held the first or second weekend in January and is part of the USSS Far West Central Race Series. Racers come from the Central/South Sierra resorts of Dodge Ridge, Yosemite, China Peak, and Snow Summit. The race is open to racers between the ages of 7 and 15 with racers competing in their age classification. The event includes races on both Saturday and Sunday with each day’s race comprising 2 runs. The Saturday evening Award Dinner is a fun event for racers, their families and anyone else who wishes to attend. All racers must have current memberships in USSS to register for the race (see the Race Handbook – Competitions Section for more info and contact your coach if you have questions).
Central/South Series Races
The Central Series Races of the Far West Division of USSS include SL, GS and Super G races held at each of the Central/South Sierra resorts of Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge, Yosemite, China Peak, and Snow Summit. The races are open to age classification of U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. The race schedule can be found on the Far West Skiing website and is also listed here under the Events page. All racers must have current memberships in USSA to register for the race. See the Race Handbook – Competitions Section for more info and contact your coach if you have questions.