NASTAR Na­tion­als Heads to Squaw Val­ley | Alpine Mead­ows

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The Lib­erty Mu­tual In­sur­ance NASTAR National Cham­pi­onships are head­ing to Squaw Val­ley | Alpine Mead­ows in 2018, the first time since 1981 the event has been held west of the Rocky Moun­tains. Races and events are sched­uled for March 21-25, 2018.

This year’s Cham­pi­onships will take place after the con­clu­sion of the 2018 Win­ter Olympic Games, building on the en­thu­si­asm gen­er­ated by the Games in a new lo­cale with a strong Olympic legacy. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup, as well as nu­mer­ous U.S. Alpine Cham­pi­onships and the 1960 Win­ter Olympics, Squaw Val­ley has proven to be a world-class venue, ex­celling at host­ing large, multi-discipline events.

Built on the legacy of the Squaw Val­ley­hosted 1960 Win­ter Olympics, the re­sort has reared cel­e­brated ath­letes such as Ju­lia Man­cuso, Travis Ganong, Marco Sul­li­van, Ta­mara McKin­ney, JT Holmes, Jonny Mose­ley, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Jeremy Jones, Nate Hol­land and Er­rol Kerr.

Known for vast alpine peaks and iconic lifts such as KT-22 and the Aerial Tram, Squaw Val­ley pro­vides a scenic back­drop for NASTAR’s big­gest event of the sea­son. The re­sort is only a 45-minute drive from the RenoTa­hoe In­ter­na­tional Air­port and can be eas­ily reached on non­stop flights daily from 20 ma­jor U.S. cities. NASTAR par­tic­i­pants qual­ify for the cham­pi­onships by win­ning medals within their age, abil­ity, and gen­der groups or at Re­gional Cham­pi­onships.

FROM TOP: MIKAELA SHIFFRIN WON BOTH THE SLALOM AND GI­ANT SLALOM RACES AT THE 2017 AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP IN SQUAW VAL­LEY; THE AERIAL TRAM IS ONE OF SQUAW VAL­LEY’S ICONIC LIFTS.

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