*with pass or lift ticket

The last NASTAR race of the 2014/2015 season will be held Sunday, March 29th from 2:30 - 5:30pm.  Don't miss it! 

NASTAR Course Hours

Sundays 2:30-5:30pm beginning Jan. 11
Tuesdays  NEW!! 6:30 - 9:30pm Beginning March 3
Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm  Beginning Jan 8

To race at Ski Sundown, you will need a lift ticket or pass, available at the Welcome Center.

What is NASTAR?

Developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the largest recreational ski and snowboard race program in the world. Their mission is simple - to provide a fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another regardless of when and where they race.

Getting Started

If you have raced Nature Valley NASTAR since 1997, there is no need to register again. However, you should quickly verify that you are in the NASTAR database by searching for your last name in the field indicated at the top of their homepage. Also, we strongly suggest that you verify that the personal information on your Race Record is complete and accurate prior to the start of the season.

If you are new to the Nature Valley NASTAR experience, you can register online to race any time during the year. Click here to register online today and save time! If you choose to register at Ski Sundown, you will be asked to fill out a NASTAR/Ski Sundown Registration Form and your information will be transferred to the NASTAR database. You will be issued a unique NASTAR Registration Number and you can click here to track your results. Did you forget your number? No problem - click here and enter your last name in the field indicated at the top of the homepage. To race, simply give the starter at the top of the course your NASTAR Registration Number and off you go. Racers qualify for Bronze, Silver and Gold medals based on the NASTAR National handicap system for age and gender.

Want to learn more? Click here for additional information on Nature Valley NASTAR and answers to a number of frequently asked questions.

NASTAR Racing with Private Coaching

  • Professional race coaching private lessons available during public NASTAR course hours starting January 8, 2015.
  • Reservations required. Contact our Welcome Center at 860-379-7669 Ext 211.  Click here for more information.
  • Includes unlimited timed NASTAR runs*.

*Lift ticket/pass required

NASTAR Private Coaching Times

Sundays 2:30 - 5:30pm
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30pm


This is the place if you want to race. Ski Sundown has a way for everyone who wants to run gates to get into the action. For kids we offer Race Team Development designed to introduce youngsters to racing skills. When your child is ready to progress to the competitive level, the Ski Sundown Ski Team has you covered with U.S.S.A. sanctioned events and ranking. For adults the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council’s (CISC) Tuesday night race league promotes camaraderie through team competition. Whether you are a seasoned race veteran of any age or just want to see what it is like to run a race course, NASTAR invites you to rip it up!